Le­gion host­ing PLK re­union Satur­day

The Daily Observer - - SPORTS - STEPHEN UHLER SUh­ler@post­media.com

The Pem­broke Royal Cana­dian Le­gion will be play­ing host to hockey his­tory on Oct. 14.

This Satur­day from 12 noon to 5 p.m., past and present mem­bers of the Pem­broke Lum­ber Kings Ju­nior A hockey team with gather in Branch 72’s Le­gion Hall to cel­e­brate Hockey Town’s team in an event called Blast from the Past.

The event is free and open to the pub­lic, which is en­cour­aged to come out and cheer on its hockey he­roes.

Or­ga­nized in con­cert with the Lum­ber Kings or­ga­ni­za­tion by Branch 72 sports of­fi­cer De­nis Levasseur, a Lum­ber Kings alum­nus him­self, the idea is for past play­ers from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s up to the present time to gather to swap sto­ries and get reac­quainted.

Join­ing them for the first hour and a half of the event will be the cur­rent ros­ter of the 2017 Pem­broke Lum­ber Kings, who will be sign­ing au­to­graphs and meet­ing with fans.

“This is go­ing to be re­ally ex­cit­ing,” Levasseur said, not­ing it has been awhile since a gath­er­ing such as this has been done. He en­cour­aged ev­ery­one to come out, es­pe­cially fans of the Cen­tral Canada Hockey League team.

On the day of the event, the cur­rent Lum­ber Kings team will meet in front of the Pem­broke Le­gion with their jer­seys at 11:45 a.m., or if the weather is nasty, inside the Cen­ten­nial Room.

At 12:15 p.m., the team will be marched into the Le­gion Hall ac­com­pa­nied by pipers, where they will be of­fi­cially wel­comed by Branch 72 pres­i­dent Stan Hal­l­i­day, fol­lowed by greet­ings from politi­cians..

The team mem­bers will then be in­tro­duced one at a time by Ge­off Pat­ter­son, the Kings ra­dio an­nouncer. Fol­low­ing this, there will be time for au­to­graphs by and pho­to­graphs with the Kings for the fans and pub­lic. There will also be a bar­be­cue. Dis­plays of Lum­ber King mem­o­ra­bilia will be set up in the hall.

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