The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles have announced that John Hanna and Sonny MacDougall have been named to the newly formed President’s Hockey Committee.
Hanna, a native of Sydney, NS, played for the AHL’s Cape Breton Oilers following a five year major junior career that included winning a Memorial Cup with the Ottawa 67s. Hanna also skated in the university hockey ranks with UCCB and St. FX. A physical education teacher at Riverview High School, Hanna currently serves as the chair of the NSSAF Red Cup Hockey Showcase. Hanna is a current member of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles board of directors. Previously Hanna served as a scout, strength & conditioning coach, and assistant coach (from 2003 to 2010) with the Screaming Eagles. John has directed numerous hockey development camps and is the son of former National Hockey League defenseman John Hanna.
MacDougall is a native of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, where he still lives. MacDougall played CIS university hockey for the UCCB Capers. After becoming a coach in the minor hockey system in 1998, Sonny moved on take control of the Kameron (formerly Glace Bay) Miners of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League. MacDougall now serves as general manager and assistant coach of the Miners, who captured the NSJHL title in 2017-18 en route to winning the Don Johnson Cup (the Atlantic Canadian championship) on home ice in Membertou. MacDougall is a CPA and is a founding partner of the independent accounting firm MGM & Associates in Sydney.
The committee’s role is to support the President in overseeing Hockey Operations. “I am very pleased to have John and Sonny join the Eagles organization as Advisors,” said Screaming Eagles president Gerard Shaw. “The knowledge and experience they bring to the team will be an invaluable asset and assist in the success of our team.”