Bill Sid­ney

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Through the Years

• 1950s: Game an­nouncer at Glace Bay Min­ers Fo­rum for the Mar­itime Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League; part of team that res­cued Glace Bay Ju­nior Min­ers; scouted Mar­itimes tal­ent for Detroit Red Wings

• 1960s: Ban­tam hockey coach, pres­i­dent of Cape Bre­ton High School Hockey League; founded of Cape Bre­ton Met­ros Mar­itime Ju­nior Hockey League

• 1970s: Founded Cape Bre­ton Met­ros High School Hockey tour­na­ment; spon­sor of Mod­ern Alu­minum Is­lan­ders of the Cape Bre­ton Ju­nior Hockey League; chair of Cana­dian Big League Base­ball cham­pi­onship

• 1980s: Chair hockey pro­gram for Canada Win­ter Games; spon­sor of se­nior and in­ter­me­di­ate hockey teams; helped to bring pro bas­ket­ball to Cape Bre­ton

• 1990s: Part of lo­cal group that raised $1.25 mil­lion in four days to bring Granby Preda­tors of QMJHL to Cape Bre­ton; first pres­i­dent of Cape Bre­ton Scream­ing Ea­gles

• 2000s: In­ducted into Cape Bre­ton Sports Hall of fame as builder; mar­ket­ing direc­tor and board mem­ber of Ea­gles team. Pres­i­den­cies: Ki­wa­nis Club of Sydney, Cape Bre­ton Met­ros Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion, Cape Bre­ton High School Hockey League Chair: Col­lege of Cape Bre­ton Sem­i­nars, Sydney Academy Ser­vice Club, Sydney Down­town Mer­chants As­so­ci­a­tion, Glace Bay Blood Donor Clin­ics, Cana­dian Big League Base­ball Cham­pi­onship

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