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CCHL Awaits Word on Starting New Season

Kevin Abrams has been involved at all levels of hockey for most of his life.  That includes more than 30 years as a scout, coach, general manager, administrator and junior hockey team owner, but none of that experience could have prepared him for the challenges he is now facing as commissioner of the Central Canada […]

A Hockey Life-Lionel Barber’s Legacy to Pembroke’s Hockey History

Lionel Barber was often the last player to leave the dressing room.  His Barrie Flyers had just played in St. Catharines and as the 18-year old left the arena and headed to the bus that would take the team back to Barrie he noticed the police officer standing near the front of the bus.  The […]

Lumber Kings Alumnus Jim Montgomery Gets Another Chance at Coaching in the NHL

Jim Montgomery is on his way back to the National Hockey League.  The St. Louis Blues recently hired the former Pembroke Lumber King to be an assistant coach, a reunion of sorts as Montgomery returns to the organization that gave him his first crack as an NHL player. It was almost 30 years ago when […]

Bubble Hockey in Pembroke with No Fans-It Almost Happened in the 1950’s

The National Hockey league deserves a lot of credit for the way it has handled its return to play by hosting games in two hub cities-Toronto and Edmonton. It has become known as “bubble hockey,” players, coaches, team officials and a few media isolated within a bubble to protect them from being exposed to the […]

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 […]