Cyclones Founder Passes Away

The Chatham-Kent Cyclones ‘AAA’ hockey organization has released a statement regarding the passing of Cyclones founder and past president Craig Lumley. The release, which can be found on their website is found in its entirety below:

“It is with deep sadness and regret that the Chatham Kent Cyclones AAA announce the death of our founder and Past President Craig Lumley.

Craig established the Cyclones as an AAA organization in the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario many years ago and sat as our President until June of this year. Every hockey player in Chatham-Kent and others from outside our zone who have played at the AAA level for the Cyclones did so as a direct result of Craig’s intelligence, resourcefulness, courage and tenacity.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig’s wife Linda and their family at this time of loss and reflection. As a tribute to Craig, the Cyclone team jerseys this season will display his initials in conjunction with a grey ribbon, the symbol of the continuing fight against brain cancer which has taken Craig at far too young an age.

Funeral details will be posted when they become available.”

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    Nathan T 10 years

    Mr Lumley was the epitome of greatness. He always tried to help, make things better, and over all, tried to make sure anything he had his hands in was respectable and responsible. He will truly be missed by a lot of people. I would love to see some sort of memorial erected in all of Chatham’s arenas celebrating this man’s life in our great hockey city.