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CCHL Plans to Start 2020-21 Season on October 1st

It has been more than four months since the Central Canada Hockey League shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now the league is planning for an October 1st re-start as its kicks off its 59th regular season. For that to happen, the league is banking on the Ontario government and public health officials […]

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 […]

Cameron Hough Named Captain of the Pembroke Lumber Kings

Cameron Hough was a toddler when he first put on a pair of skates.  By 3 years old he was playing Tim Bits hockey.  Now as he approaches his 20th birthday, the power forward will get his first opportunity to be a captain of a hockey team.  He will wear the “C” for the Pembroke […]

Lumber Kings Alumni Golf Tournament Postponed

To understand how special it is to play for the Pembroke Lumber Kings, one only needs to attend the team’s alumni golf tournament once. Players who wore the red and white jerseys emblazoned with the well known Lumber Kings crown decades earlier, come from across the province for this annual get together to share stories […]

Finally a National Championship-Remembering May 8, 2011

Ben Reinhardt was out of breath.  He had played most of the first period and he and his teammates had been under assault by the heavily favoured Vernon Vipers who were trying to win their third consecutive national junior A hockey championship. Reinhardt told a national television audience on TSN that his team needed to […]

Remembering Humboldt Strong

The date of April 6, 2018 will be etched in the memory of every junior hockey team in the country.  On that night, a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos Junior A club was struck by a semi-trailer truck while the team was travelling to a playoff game against their rival, the Nipawin Hawks. The accident […]

CCHL Commissioner Speaks About Season Cancellation

For the first time in the 58 year history of the Central Canada Hockey League there will be no league champion. The CCHL was one of the first junior leagues in Canada to put the brakes on its playoffs  when it suspended play on March 12 as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold in Canada. […]

The Night Gordie Howe and Terry Sawchuk Played at the Pembroke Memorial Centre

With the National Hockey League season on pause as the world deals with the COVID-19 virus pandemic, television networks have been scrambling to fill hours of programming time normally consumed by Canada’s national sport.  The Saturday night slot held by the iconic Hockey Night in Canada on CBC has been replaced by Movie Night in […]