FORMER EAGLES PRESIDENT DIES
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.