The Halifax McDonalds have one of the longest storied traditions of Major Midget hockey in Nova Scotia dating back to 1976. As a chartered member of the Nova Scotia Eastlink Major Midget Hockey League, the team has played in every season since the league’s inception in 1978. The McDonalds aka “The Macs” have seen their fare share of success on the ice but have also helped with developing the skills of alumni members who have excelled to great levels. Graduated members of the club have gone on to win University and European Championships, the Presidents (QMJHL), Memorial (CHL), Turner (IHL), Calder (AHL) and NHL Stanley Cups. In 2008 the franchise changed sponsorship and for the first time in nearly 30 years the team re-branded under a new name. As the Titans the team continued on great success, including back-to-back league championships in 2011-12 which included a trip to the national finals (TELUS Cup). Despite the change in identity, the die-hard fans and alumni still referred to the team as “The Macs”. In 2013 the 4 local HRM McDonald’s franchise owners returned as the team’s Title Sponsor. With that the Macs name returned to Halifax and the Major Midget hockey scene. A new coaching staff was assembled that consisted of Macs alumni who understood the tradition and pride associated with playing with the “M” on their chest as a Halifax McDonalds player. The rebranded team saw immediate success with another league championship and appearance at the 2014 TELUS Cup. The 2014-15 team continued with another successful season winning the regular season championship and making it to the league finals. In 2015 the Macs will celebrate their 40th season in the league. The 2015-16 team is full of skill with lots of potential which will no doubt keep the tradition of building well rounded players and move them forward in their hockey careers. Please join the Macs in their season long celebration.
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