The Central Canada Hockey League & Pembroke Lumber Kings are pleased to announce that defenseman Johnny Kyte has verbally committed to attend the University of Southern Maine for the 2016-17 school year.


The Carp, ON native spent two seasons in the CCHL, suiting up for the Kanata Lasers in 2014-15, before splitting his final season between the Smiths Falls Bears & Pembroke Lumber Kings.  Through 116 career games of action, the 6-0, 180 lb hard-nosed, strong skating defensive defenseman totalled 4 goals, and 18 points, to go along with 174 minutes in penalties.


Kyte, who is legally deaf and uses a hearing aid represented Canada in the 2015 Winter Deaf Olympics in Russia, helping his country claim a Silver Medal.


Johnny is a player with a very high compete level.  A real leader on and off the ice, and possesses great character.  We wish him all the best as he moves on with his college career”, said Lumber Kings Head Coach Dale McTavish.


Before his tenure in the CCHL, Kyte was a product of the Ottawa Valley Titans AAA program before playing Prep School at Northwood of the USHS. 


Kyte now joins the Southern Maine Huskies of the NCAA III New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) where he will continue his hockey career at the next level.