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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 […]

Wheeling and Dealing at the Trade Deadline

On Sunday, January 5th the Pembroke Lumber Kings welcomed in the New Year with their first game of 2020.  it was a stinker. The Kings lost 4-0 to the Hawkesbury Hawks, primarily because their depleted line-up had only 13 skaters, two of whom were call ups from the club’s Junior B affiliate, the Whitewater Kings. […]

The Reporters Issue Their Mid-Season Lumber Kings Report Card

  The Pembroke Lumber Kings are the most storied franchise in the Central Canada Hockey League. Because of that history, the Kings also garner the most media attention.  Six members of the media who have watched the team  all season long weigh in with their mid-season report cards. Jamie Bramburger: Play by Play-Your TV (Cogeco) […]

The Memorial Centre Honours Pembroke’s War Dead

At the end of the Second World War, Pembroke had a decision to make.  Its aging privately owned hockey rink, the McKay Street Arena, was no longer viable having opened in 1905. The “old barn” was crumbling and with its natural ice, it had too many limitations.  Many communities were building new arenas that had […]

Playing Hooky and Hockey on a School Day

School day hockey games have been around for a while, but there’s no question they bring a special energy to the home team. The Pembroke Lumber Kings completed a sweep of their school day series with the Ottawa Junior Senators when they doubled the Sens 4-2 on Friday, October 25th with about 600 school children […]