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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 […]

Sheldon Keefe’s Homecoming Gift to the People of Pembroke

He wasn’t in Pembroke, but Sheldon Keefe was close enough to the Ottawa Valley city to thank the people who helped him on his road to redemption. On Saturday, February 15th his Toronto Maple Leafs were in Ottawa to play the Senators and Keefe used the opportunity to bus 40 people to the game who […]

It Was His Time-Sheldon Keefe Named Maple Leafs Coach

When Sheldon Keefe made the decision to step behind the bench of the Pembroke Lumber Kings, he was a young man with an uncertain future.  He had bought the Lumber Kings in 2003 , expecting to have a long NHL career and to maybe some day get more involved in the day to day operations […]

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 […]

Former Lumber Kings Make Their Mark Coaching at the Highest Levels

In 1978 the Pembroke Lumber Kings fired Bryan Murray.  The captain of that Lumber Kings team, Warnie Richardson, has been taking credit for Murray’s NHL coaching and general manager career ever since. Murray was let go after Richardson went public with several complaints the players had with the owners of the team and Murray didn’t […]