Doug Friedman named Executive Director of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame
Doug Friedman, who grew up in Cape Elizabeth and played in the National Hockey League has been named Executive Director of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. He replaces Bill Green who steps down after three and a half years at the post. Bill Green will remain on the Board of Directors and serve as Executive Producer and Host of this year’s Induction Ceremony which will air on Maine Public Television.
“I can’t imagine a better selection than Doug,” said MSHOF Board Chair Brian Corcoran. “We look forward to the next chapter of growth for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame under Doug Friedman’s management.”
Friedman starred in hockey at Boston University where he was a captain his senior year. He helped lead the Terriers to three Frozen Fours and two appearances in the national title game. He was named New England’s top defensive forward in 1994.
He then embarked on a seven-year professional career. He made it to the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers and the Nashville Predators. He was assistant captain of the Hershey Bears in 1997 when they won the Calder Cup. He was also an assistant captain with the Milwaukee Admirals, Cornwall Aces, Hamilton Bulldogs, Worcester Ice Cats and Kentucky Thoroughbreds. Doug was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.
“I am honored to be a part of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and anxious to continue its tradition of honoring the best of the best in Maine sports,” said Friedman. He is currently and will remain in his position as the Director of Hockey Operations at Boston University.
Friedman lives in Kennebunk with his wife Laurie and their three children. Laurie is a Bangor native who was a standout field hockey player at UMaine.
This year’s Maine Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Sunday, October 29th at 1:30pm at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium. It will be broadcast on Maine Public Television Thursday night, November 9th at 8:00pm.
Tickets for the event are available for $45 on the association’s website at MSHOF.com/induction/tickets. The event includes a one-hour program which will be followed by a reception.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 712-1748
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.