Staff ~ The Cape Breton Post
Published on October 1, 2017
The Northside Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction ceremony on Saturday at the Emera Centre Northside.
The class of 2017 includes four athletes: Aimee Gordon (speed skating), Stephen Gordon (hockey), Kenny Jardine (baseball, hockey) and Wendell Coldwell (tennis); builder Harold (Haddie) MacDonald (minor hockey), the Sydney Mines Colts hockey team and the 1957/1958 Thompson High School curling teams.
The Thompson High School curling team won the Provincial Headmasters Curling Championships in 1957 and 1958. The 1957 team, made up of skip Allen Kenny, mate Paul Price, second George Rowe and lead Billy Youden led all teams with a record of 7-1 heading into the playdowns. Coached by George Chapman and Sam Waye and with faculty advisor Alex Gilchrist, they upset top seed Queen Elizabeth High School for the provincial crown. In 1958, the team repeated their winning ways in Yarmouth led by skip Kenny, mate Rowe, second Youden and lead Les Hare. The team had a strong showing at nationals in Charlottetown.