skip navigation

South St. Paul to honor one of its greats

By staff reports, 02/04/10, 2:15PM CST


Legendary player, coach Doug Woog will have his jersey retired on Feb. 6

South St. Paul High School, along with the community of South St. Paul, will honor one of its distinguished alumni, Doug Woog, on Saturday, Feb. 6, after the first period of the Packers' game against Tartan at Wakota Arena.

Woog's No. 7 Packer jersey will be retired during the ceremony. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.

Woog was a first team all-state player three of his four years at South St. Paul, leading the Packers to four state tournament berths. He was named to the all-tournament team three of four years and was the tournament's leading scorer in 1962. 

After graduation, Woog attended the University of Minnesota. In his three years (freshmen were not allowed to play) with the Gophers, Woog was selected as a first team All-American, named team captain, named MVP in his senior year and was one of the team's leading scorers during his  junior and senior seasons. He later coached the Packers to three state tournament berths.

Woog was a member of the U.S. national team in 1967, and he was assistant coach of the 1984 U.S. Olympic team.

Woog's will be the third number to be retired in the fabled history of the Packer hockey pogram.