Jack MacDonald was from North Sydney, Nova Scotia. An outstanding hockey player, his playing career lasted almost twenty years. It all began in 1904, when MacDonald was a member of the North Sydney Victorias. This team took the Nova Scotia Senior Championship title that year by defeating the Amherst Ramblers.
In 1906, he brought his winning touch to the New Glasgow Colts, leading them to the Nova Scotia Senior Championship title by defeating the Halifax Wanderers 7-1. MacDonald spent eight years for teams who had minimal success, before joining up with the Glace Bay Miners and making their way to the Nova Scotia Senior Championship final before losing to the Halifax Socials in the finals by a score of 5-4.
The following season, the Miners laid claim to the Senior title, defeating the New Glasgow Cubs by a score of 10-8. After being a part of three Nova Scotia Senior titles, MacDonald ended his hockey career on a winning note by playing for the 1923 Glace Bay Miners, who were the champions of the Cape Breton Professional Hockey League that year. Jack MacDonald is an Original Sport Hall of Fame Inductee.