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Peter White Almost Didn’t Get a Chance to Re-Write the CCHL Record Books

Jim Farelli watched intently from the press box at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.  The veteran junior A coach was making his final cuts as training camp and the pre-season wrapped up for his Pembroke Lumber Kings. The start of the 1986-87 season was just around the corner and the team’s director of player personell, Gavin […]

Lumber Kings and Nationals Playoff Preview

If ever the Pembroke Lumber Kings needed a win, it was on the final night of their regular season.  Closing out their 2019-20 campaign in front of one of the largest crowds of the season, the Kings were facing the Rockland Nationals. Both teams knew this would be a playoff appetizer as they would be […]

Tough Coach Who Knew How To Win-Jim Farelli’s Legacy

Jim Farelli was a late bloomer.  He didn’t play much hockey as a kid growing up in Northern Ontario, but as a teenager he caught on to the game quickly and because of his rugged style of play he caught the attention of some junior teams. He got his feet wet with the Kitchener-Waterloo Greenshirts […]

The Wayne Gretzky of the Central Canada Hockey League

It’s still mind boggling! Almost 35 years after Luc Chabot of the Pembroke Lumber Kings lit up the Central Canada Hockey League by scoring 101 goals in only 46 games, it’s hard to believe he was able to put up those kind of numbers in so few games. Sure, it was a different time.  In […]

Pembroke’s Retired Lumber Kings Numbers

Over the decades, the Pembroke Lumber Kings have produced a lot of great hockey players. Many of them are recognized on the Lumber Kings Wall of Honour in the Pembroke Memorial Centre, but only two former players have had their numbers retired. In the case of Gale Linton and Ben Reinhardt’s retired sweaters, one is […]