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Lasers beat Lumber Kings 4-2

RENFREW – The Pembroke Lumber Kings and Kanata Lasers launched into a fiery stick-and-puck battle at Renfrew’s Ma Te Way Centre on Saturday night.

Photo courtesy of Robert Lefebvre/ Pembroke Lumber Kings's goalie Darian McTavish keeps his eye on the puck as Justin McRae (right) and Roddie Sandilands of the Cornwall Colts are pressing in front of the Kings's net during CCHL action in Cornwall Thursday night. Offering support is defenceman Jake Brien.(#4). The Colts edged the Kings 3-2.

Colts edge Kings 3-2

CORNWALL – The struggles continued for the Pembroke Lumber Kings Thursday night as they were edged 3-2 by the Cornwall Colts on the road.

Kings drop game to 73's

KEMPTVILLE – The Pembroke Lumber Kings were on the road Wednesday night, coming up on the short end of a high-scoring, nasty affair with the Kemptville 73’s.While Pembroke opened the scoring in the first with three quick goals, the third period proved to be the team’s downfall and they lost the game 8 – 6.The Kings scored twice in the game’s openin

33rd Silver Stick begins Friday

This weekend, Hockey Town Canada becomes the centre of minor hockey action, with the start of the 33rd Terry O’Neill Pembroke Silver Stick Tournament.

Ottawa Senators centre Nate Thompson celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during first period NHL hockey action in Ottawa on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Methodical Senators dominate Leafs

Before this chapter in the Battle of Ontario ends and the final standings determined in April, the Leafs will need a ‘W’ beside their No. 1 goalie in a game against the Senators.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Dan Hunt, with the Canadian Tire “First Shift” program, fits a new player with a skate as 45 girls attend the initiative's launch at the Pembroke and Area Community Centre. Administered locally by the Ottawa Valley Thunder, First Shift is designed to make entering hockey more accessible, affordable, safe, and fun.

Girls sign up for "First Shift"

Girls from across the region enrolled recently in the Canadian Tire “First Shift” program, an initiative designed to make entering hockey more accessible, affordable, safe, and fun.

Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Blake Wheeler (26) celebrate after Ehlers' goal during third period NHL hockey action against the Carolina Hurricanes, in Winnipeg, Saturday, October 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan

Jets' winning streak hits three

t’s an item that wasn’t necessarily high on the to-do list for the Winnipeg Jets, but it also represents something all playoff teams do with regularity.

Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid (97) celebrates with Leon Draisaitl (29) after scoring a hit trick against the Calgary Flames during the season opener of NHL action at Rogers Place in Edmonton, October 4, 2017.

Jones: 'Follow the leader' factor big plus

Connor McDavid isn’t going to score all the goals to lead the Edmonton Oilers to victory every game. But with his natural hat-trick in the opening game, the question is if the 20-year-old second-year captain will have a ‘Follow The Leader’ factor in play as the returning Hart, Art Ross and Ted Lindsay trophy winner?