Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Bill Sid­ney, the first pres­i­dent of the Cape Breton Scream­ing Ea­gles who served as the team’s direc­tor of sales for 19 sea­sons, died on Wed­nes­day. He was 86. Sid­ney was one of the lo­cal busi­ness­men that stepped in to save the fa­mous Glace Bay “Cin­derella” Min­ers of the 1955-56 sea­son. He also played a part in bring­ing the Cape Breton Metros ju­nior ‘A’ team to the is­land in 1969. He was also served as a scout for the Detroit Red Wings and founded the Cape Breton Metros high school hockey tour­na­ment. In 1987, he was chair of the hockey pro­gram for the Canada Win­ters Games held in Cape Breton. Sid­ney was in­ducted into the Cape Breton Sport Hall of Fame in 2005.

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