Lumber Kings To Raise Retired #11 Jersey

The Pembroke Lumber Kings will be honouring the legacy of a former player this weekend with a special ceremony at the Pembroke Memorial Centre.

The team will be raising a banner with the retired number 11 jersey of Gale Linton, a player who was tragically killed in a car accident on October  1, 1972, the day he was supposed to report to training camp.

Linton had played the previous season with the Lumber Kings, recording 44 points in 40 games.

Immediately following his death, the Lumber Kings retired his jersey. 

Linton was from Bancroft and was only 19 years old at the time of his passing.

A plaque currently hangs in the PMC to honour Linton, and it was felt that a banner raising with his retired jersey number would add to the acknowledgement of his contribution.

Seven members of Gale Linton’s family will be in attendance for a pre-game ceremony on Sunday, at 3:00 p.m, prior to the game with the Nepean Raiders.