Born: October 5, 1917 (Sydney, Nova Scotia)
Died: April 6, 2014 (Sydney, Nova Scotia)
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame (1986)
Cape Breton Sport Hall of Fame (1998)
Steve MacDonald was a central figure in hockey in Nova Scotia after the war. One of his achievements included bringing the first Soviet hockey team to tour the Maritimes. He also accompanied teams from Finland, Poland, Romania and West Germany on tours of Canada.
A long association with the Sydney Millionaires hockey team as secretary later included a stint as president of the semiprofessional club in 1953-54.
Another of is contributions included helping form a junior-A league in the Maritimes.
For his builder’s role, MacDonald was inducted into both the Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Sport Halls of Fame.
Away from the arena, MacDonald worked for Ideal Ice Cream, in the advertising department of the Cape Breton Post, and as a broker for Scotties Potato Chips.
MacDonald died, aged 96, at his Sydney, N.S., home. He leaves the Ethel (née McLennan), his wife of 64 years; a son; two daughters; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and, two sisters. He was predeceased by two sisters and six brothers.