Athletics News

  • Football's Feltmate re-awarded second team All-Canadian
    June 20, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the addition of Axemen football’s Bailey Feltmate to this past year’s U SPORTS All-Canadian list.
  • Hockey Axemen's Pufahl signs with AHL Colorado Eagles
    June 18, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Graduating hockey Axeman Matt Pufahl will extend his hockey career with the Colorado Eagles this coming season. The Eagles will take over as the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche affiliate team. The AHL Board of Governors approved league expansion in July of 2017, with the Eagles set to come on board this season. The Eagles are located in Loveland, CO — about 100km north of Denver.
  • Celebrity Dinner celebrates hockey and 20 years
    June 18, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. -The Acadia Axemen hockey team celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Axemen Hockey Celebrity Dinner this past Wednesday, June 13 with four sensational guests that epitomized the evening's theme of ‘Celebrating Canada’s Game”.
  • BC Premier Soccer League commit added to Axewomen's roster
    June 04, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen soccer head coach Amit Batra are pleased to announce the commitment of Surrey United U18 captain Jessica Hunt to the Axewomen Soccer program.
  • Wideski commits to Axewomen Rugby team in the fall
    June 01, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen head coach Matthew Durant are pleased to announce the commitment Valerie Wideski of Richmond, B.C.
  • Appointment “a new challenge” for football alumnus Galloway
    May 30, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - By John DeCoste '77 - As one of Acadia's most important volunteer leaders and benefactors, Bruce Galloway is part of a very select group who have made a unique contribution to the university's reputation for excellence.
  • 'It's nice to be back on radar'
    May 23, 2018
    KINGSTON, ON - The Whig, By Sebastian Bron - Annie Kennedy was studying for a human physiology exam in Acadia’s Vaughn Memorial Library when she received an email. It was from Rugby Canada.
  • Anderson named AUS Nominee for U SPORTS BLG Award
    May 15, 2018
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – U SPORTS is proud to announce the eight nominees for the 2018 BLG Awards celebrating the U SPORTS Athletes of the Year for the 2017-18 season. Acadia's Paloma Anderson is the AUS female nominee for the second time in her 3.5 years AUS basketball career.
  • Football's Bagnell picked up by Edmonton in CFL draft
    May 04, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The thought of playing in the CFL started in Junior High School for Truro, N.S. native Gabriel Bagnell. A quarterback during his formative years of football, Bagnell was recently chosen in the seventh round (57th overall) of the CFL draft as a defensive lineman.
  • Axewomen's Harvey announces recruited class of 2018
    May 02, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen basketball head coach Len Harvey announced today the recruited class of 2018.
  • Heide & Grant named to U SPORTS East-West Bowl
    May 02, 2018
    ORONTO (U SPORTS) – With the 2018 Canadian Football League (CFL) draft two days away, all eyes will turn next week to the next generation of top Canadian football prospects. Laval will host the 2018 U SPORTS Valero East-West Bowl for the second consecutive year, which features U SPORTS football players heading into their CFL draft year. Included on the roster of the East team are Axemen linemen Nathan Heide and Tommy Grant.
  • Therkildsen to join Volleyball Axewomen in fall
    April 25, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Volleyball head coach Michelle Wood is pleased to announce the commitment of Aurora, Ont. native Andie Therkildsen to the Axewomen squad this coming fall.
  • Minnikin retains love of basketball
    April 24, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - By Sara Baxter - Most people assume high achievement in athletics is only an option on the court, field or ice, but Amy Minnikin has shown athletes can excel in other areas as well.
  • Interview with Axemen Hockey's Boston Leier
    April 17, 2018
    Interview by Len Hawley of Axemen Hockey's Boston Leier following the signing of an AHL contract with the Belleville Senators. Leier returned to campus for exams after his 8 game ATO contract.
  • Senators sign Leier to AHL deal for 2018-19
    April 17, 2018
    Belleville, Ont. - The Belleville Senators have signed former Acadia Axemen forward Boston Leier to an American Hockey League contract for the 2018-19 season.
  • United Dartmouth FC's Meghan Johnston to join Axewomen Soccer
    April 16, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, NS – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen soccer head coach Amit Batra are pleased to announce the commitment of United Dartmouth Football Club’s (formerly Dartmouth Football Club) Meghan Johnston to the Axewomen Soccer program.
  • Wood named WomenActive Trendsetters Award winner
    April 14, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. – Acadia Axewomen volleyball head coach Michelle Wood received the 2018 Trendsetter Leadership Award at today’s WomenActive Nova Scotia Trendsetters third annual Awards Luncheon in Halifax.
  • Stability maintained with the return of all fall sports coaches
    April 12, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - With one of the most successful recent seasons coming to an end, Executive Director of Athletics and Community Events is pleased with not only the Acadia Athletics performance of having all teams participating in AUS championships and seven of 10 teams taking part in the U SPORTS National championship stage, but also ensuring the success of the programs continue with the re-signing of a full-time coach and four part-time coaches.
  • Acadia & S | E | A to host major rugby events this summer
    April 09, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Sports & Entertainment Atlantic (S|E|A), in partnership with Destination Acadia, Rugby Canada, Rugby Nova Scotia, and the Province of Nova Scotia, today announced that Acadia University will host two major youth rugby events during the summer of 2018.
  • Anderson and Wright named Athletes of the Year
    April 02, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia University’s Department of Athletics is proud to announce this year’s Major and Team Award winners at the Annual Fred G. Kelly Awards Banquet as selected by the coaches and players of each team.
  • Rugby's Baxter wins prestigious Sobey Award
    March 20, 2018
    Sara Baxter has won a prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. Given to only eight business students in the Atlantic Canada region, the Sobey Award recognizes the unrelenting drive of this award-winning varsity athlete.
  • Jennings heads to National CFL Combined in Winnipeg
    March 22, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – A senior free safety for the Axemen football team, Brandon Jennings, will have an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing professional football.
  • Graduating Axeman Leier to join AHL Belleville Senators
    March 21, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Senior Axemen forward Boston Leier will be continuing his hockey career after four years with the Acadia Axemen hockey team.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Sara Baxter
    March 20, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Sara Baxter was already returning to Acadia for a fifth year, but even if she hadn't planned to, the fact that the rugby Axewomen are hosting nationals in the fall of 2018 would have been a great incentive.
  • Axemen lose quarterfinal match-up vs Alberta
    March 16, 2018
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) - Stephane Legault had a five-point afternoon and Riley Kieser had two goals and two assists as the Alberta Golden Bears beat the Acadia Axemen 8-6 in the third quarter-final game of the 2018 U SPORTS Cavendish Farms University Cup.
  • Glen-Carter named to U SPORTS All-Rookie team
    March 15, 2018
    QUEBEC CITY (U SPORTS) – Montreal outside hitter Marie-Alex Bélanger was honoured with the Mary Lyons Award as U SPORTS women’s volleyball Player of the Year. Acadia's Lucy Glen-Carter was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team.
  • Game Preview: Alberta vs Acadia - U SPORTS Quarterfinals
    March 15, 2018
    (FREDERICTON, N.B.) The last time the Axemen met Alberta was at the 2017 University Cup in quarterfinal play where Acadia prevailed in a 4-1 win over the No. 1 Golden Bears.
  • Axemen's Harper named U SPORTS All-Canadian
    March 14, 2018
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) ? Concordia forward Anthony Beauregard was honoured with the Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy as U SPORTS men?s hockey Player of the Year. Axeman Steve Harper was honoured as a second team All-Canadian.
  • U Cup Preview: Axemen seeded 7th open against No. 2 Alberta
    March 11, 2018
    The UNB Varsity Reds have been named University Cup favourites in the lead-up to an action-packed weekend of #CHAMPSZN. The No. 7 seeded Axemen will open on Friday, March 16 at 1pm AT against the No. 2 Alberta Golden Bears.
  • Badgers grab consolation final with win over Axemen
    March 11, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. (U SPORTS) – The Brock Badgers claimed the consolation championship at the U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Final 8 Championship with a convincing 94-57 win over the host Acadia Axemen.
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