First Name: Angus "Sonny"
Last Name: MacDonald
Sport: Baseball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1991
Home Town: Trenton
County: Pictou County

Sonny MacDonald, a native of Trenton, Nova Scotia, is considered to be among the top Maritime goaltenders and one of Pictou County’s finest athletes. For two straight years in the Big Four Hockey League, MacDonald, who worked well under pressure, was named to the first all-star team.

His big break came in the 1936-37 hockey season when he joined New Glasgow’s senior hockey team. He became their starting goaltender the next season.

He played for the Pictou Shipyards from 1943-46, and the Truro Bearcats from 1946-47, finishing his career with the Saint John Beavers. He also received the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association’s certificate for outstanding service to minor hockey in 1967.

Sonny MacDonald was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.


• Named to 1st All-Star Team with Saint John Beavers
• Joined New Glasgow’s Senior Hockey Team 1936-1937
• Played for New Glasgow 1937-43 Baseball Team
• Player-Coach Pictou Red Sox 1944-45
• League Batting Championship .385 Average
• Player-Coach 1946-47 Truro Bearcats
• Cdn Amateur Hockey Assoc Cert Outstanding Service