Doug Favell Jr.

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Birthdate 1945
Birthplace
Year Inducted 1995
Category Athlete
Sport Hockey, Lacrosse

BIOGRAPHY

Favell, played junior hockey for the Niagara Falls Flyers in the OHA. After the club won the Memorial Cup in 1965, he began his professional careers in the Boston Bruins organization Over the next two seasons, Favell played in the Bruins’ farm system. Favell was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers. Favell led the Flyers to a first place finish in the NHL’s Western Division. Favell was traded to the Maple Leafs in for three years. Favell’s NHL rights were sold to the Colorado Rockies for the 1976–77 NHL season. Colorado exposed him to the expansion draft in 1979. Selected by the Edmonton Oilers, he opted to retire instead of start fresh with a new franchise.

In 1963, Fawell played on the St. Catharines Sr. Lacrosse Team in the Mann Cup Series. Later, he played with the Oshawa Green Gaels as a forward and became the only player in history to win both the Memorial Cup in hockey and the Minto Cup in Lacrosse in the same year! He also played professional lacrosse with Philadelphia and Detroit and after an injury he was ordered by the Toronto Maple Leafs to quit playing lacrosse.

He now plays a four to six handicap at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • Niagara Falls Flyers
  • Sir Winston Churchill High School Team
  • Minneapolis Bruins
  • Oshawa Green Gaels
  • Oklahoma City Blazers
  • St. Catharines Athletics Sr. Lacrosse team
  • San Francisco Seals
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • Quebec Aces
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Philadelphia Firebirds

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Only Player in history to win both the Memorial Cup in hockey and the Minto Cup in Lacrosse in the same year.