First Name: Frank
Last Name: Dorrington
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2007
Home Town: New Glasgow
County: Pictou County

In the 1950’s, Frank Dorrington was a star of senior hockey in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. His stellar hockey career led to many awards and recognition. Dorrington has been a member of many Championship teams including the Cape Breton Junior Hockey League, where he was the scoring champion and the leading playoff scorer in 1952-53. The next year, as a rookie on the Moncton Hawks he was a Maritime Senior Hockey Champion and an Eastern Canadian Champion, making it to the Allen Cup finals.

Dorrington’s individual accomplishments were just as outstanding. As a Miramichi Beaver in 1956-57, Dorrington earned MVP, led the league in scoring with 40 goals, and was runner-up for the league MVP. The following year Dorrington stayed with the Beavers and was once again their MVP- this time, the league MVP, their top goal scorer, and second in the league, with 54 goals.

During Dorrington’s professional career, he played with The Johnstown East Coast Jets and the Corner Brook Royals. He was loved by his fans, voted fan’s favourite Johnstown Jet two years in a row, and in 1985 he was voted best “import” hockey player ever to come to Newfoundland.

He was named Athlete of the Year in Corner Brook in 1969, and in 1973 Frank Dorrington Day was declared by the Mayor and the Town Council of Corner Brook, making him the only athlete so honoured. On Frank Dorrington Night, his number 17 jersey was retired and hung from the roof of the old hockey arena, Humber Memorial Gardens.

Frank passed away on March 11th, 2013.


• Helped Lourdes win Maritime Championships
• Key role Maritime Junior Crown Northside Franklyns
• Won Maritime Senior League Title with the Ramblers
• Reached Eastern Canada Finals for Allen Cup
• Coached 5 wins, Nfld Senior League Championships
• Inducted NS Sport Hall of Fame 2007
• Frank Dorrington Day in Corner Brook, Nfld