Who knew that the rangy and rugged Acton Boxboro
defenseman who scored the game winning goal at the old
Boston Garden in the Spring of 1974, would turn out to be an
international and national hockey lifer?
That goal capped an undefeated season 19-0 for the Bruce
Parker led team of AB and a State's Division II championship.
A 2-time captain and 4 year varsity letterman, Doug's high
school highlights include 2 points per game as defenseman his
Senior year, all Tourney teams as left wing and defenseman 2
consecutive years - DCL All-Star and a slew of all-everything
His playing career centered as a standout shutdown defenseman
at Dartmouth College as a 3 year varsity thumper. He also
played as a graduate student at renowned McGill University
(Masters in Business) in Montreal and 3 years post graduate
with the Manchester Blackhawks.
Doug's love of hockey and playing days precluded a truly
amazing coaching career in Europe and the US, starting with
his first job as assistant coach at McGill from 1979 - 81.
Doug has been a head coach with: Star Lausanne Hockey in
Switzerland, Frankfurt Lions, Munich Barons, SC Riessersee,
Garmisch/Partenkirchen, Germany, HC Innsbrouck, Austria,
Wolfe Freiburg, Germany, Hamburg Freezers, Germany, EHC
Munchen, Germany, HK Acroni Jesenice, Slovenia and KHL
Medvescak, Zagreb, Croatia (Director of Hockey Operations +
Asst. Coach). These starts include the German equivalent of the
Stanley Cup (Munich Barons) and 4 National Championships
(HK Acroni Jesenice).
This international man of hockey mystery is now back
coaching in the US working for the Pittsburgh Penguins as
Asst. Coach of AA development affiliate Wheeling Nailers
(ECHL) -> dual affiliate with the Montreal Canadiens.
Doug's complete resume could not fit in 5 pages of this
book. His love of the sport is evident by his dedication and
When not in Wheeling, WVA, Doug resides in Nashua, NH
with his wife Debbie.
His most memorable AB moment is scoring 3 goals and an
assist vs. Billerica in the '73 tournament to advance to the