The Cape Breton Islanders were a Tier II Junior "A" team in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They played in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League in the 1996-97 season.

In 1997-98 the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles started up as a team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Islanders changed their name to the Glace Bay Miners but they folded in mid-season as they could not compete against the higher-rated Eagles.

The Islanders played in the Centre 200 arena.

They finished with a 21-29-5-1-48 season in 1996-97, good for fourth place in the Maurice Bent Division.

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