Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Douglas Kirton

Induction Award:

Doug excelled in hockey at the amateur and pro level.  With the Jr A Orillia Travelways Doug played in the Canadian Jr A finals each of his three years, winning the Centennial Cup in 1985. During a full scholarship at Colorado College he attained All-American Academic status. Subsequent to being drafted by the New Jersey Devils, Doug pursued his pro career in Germany with the Straubing Tigers and Frankfurt Lions.  Straubing selected him as the top foreign player in team history and retired his number. Doug resides in Seattle as Hockey Director for the Sno King Amateur Association.

Member Details:

Category: Athlete
Induction Year: 2014
Sport: Hockey
Nominator: Lou Belcourt
Date/Place of Birth: March 21, 1966/Penetang ON.


1971-1981:  Played Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam in Elmvale Minor Hockey System  ...more highlights


Doug, eldest son of Doug Sr. and Norma Kirton was born in Elmvale, On., where he attended local elementary and secondary schools. He established his hockey  ...more narrative.


"Winning the Centennial Cup with the Orillia Travelways is still the highlight of my hockey days ...more quotes




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