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The Legacy of Frank Nighbor-Pembroke’s Greatest Hockey Player

It has been 90 years since Frank Nighbor laced up a pair of skates in a professional hockey game.  It has been 67 years since he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and it has been almost 55 years since he died. The “Pembroke Peach,” as Nighbor was known, is recognized as one […]

Bizarre Games in Lumber Kings History

On Saturday, February 22nd in Toronto  and on Hockey Night in Canada,  a 42-year old Zamboni driver became the oldest goaltender in National Hockey League history to win his first NHL start.  It was a night to remember for David Ayres  who was thrown into emergency duty when both of Carolina’s goaltenders were injured in […]

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 […]