Athletics News

  • Independent Grocers' Plays of the Week - Week 22
    February 21, 2018
    That time of the Week that we love so much... The Independent Grocers' Plays of the Week that highlight Haley McDonald's record breaking three, Hockey's series winning goal by Geoff Schemitsch, a steal and three by the one and only Nick De Palma and a volleyball rally that finally ends with a Sarah Ross block
  • Harper and Leier named AUS All-Stars
    February 21, 2018
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2017-18 AUS men's hockey major award winners and all-stars as selected by the conference's seven head coaches following regular season play. Second year forward Stephen Harper was named to the AUS first team all-star squad. Teammate Boston Leier was named to the second team.
  • Leier named Subway AUS Athlete of the Week
    February 20, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Congratulations to Hockey's Boston Leier who was named the Subway AUS Athlete of the Week ending Feb. 18, 2018. Leier and the Axemen advance to the AUS semi-finals vs StFX after a quarterfinal sweep of the Dalhousie Tigers.
  • McDonalds Athletes of the Week - Week 20
    February 19, 2018
    Congratulations to Basketball's Haley McDonald and Hockey's Boston Leier, this week's Acadia McDonalds Athletes of the Week. McDonald averaged 29.5 points in two games and Leier scored three goals and assist in a two-game sweep of the best of three quarterfinal series vs Dalhousie.
  • Axemen hand first place Tigers 75-63 loss
    February 17, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - In their final home game of the season, the Dalhousie Tigers hosted the Acadia Axemen in a battle for AUS standings. The Axemen combined lights-out shooting with tough defence in the first quarter and were able to hold a lead throughout to take the 75-63 win.
  • Axewomen clinch first place in AUS standings
    February 17, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. – In their final home game of the season, the Dalhousie Tigers faced off against the Acadia Axewomen in Saturday night action. Acadia pushed the pace throughout the game and used their transition to get an early lead and hold on to it. The Axewomen came away with the 92-72 win and clinched first place in the AUS standings with a 17-2 record.
  • Player Tribune - Rhys Larry
    February 16, 2018
    October 16th, 2015, is a day I will never forget. I can still summon up the popping sound I heard that day. The journey that followed was a time full of strict demands. This was my agenda for many months.  I had to meet these demands in order to get to where I am today, and to complete my return to basketball.
  • Axemen sweep series vs Tigers with 4-2 win
    February 16, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. – In game two of the best of three playoff series, the Dalhousie Tigers faced elimination at home against the Acadia Axemen. Despite getting outplayed in the first two periods, the Axemen put together a tremendous final frame with 4 unanswered goals to claim the 4-2 win, and 2-0 series victory. 
  • Tigers hand Axewomen loss in last regular season game
    February 16, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. - In AUS women’s volleyball action at the Dalplex, the Dalhousie Tigers defeated the Acadia Axewomen three sets to one in an entertaining match on Senior Night. 
  • VID RECAP: Axewomen improve to 16-2 with win vs DAL
    February 16, 2018
    VID RECAP: Axewomen improve to 16-2 with 93-53 win vs Dalhousie. Both teams play again this Saturday at Dal.
  • Tigers win first game vs Axemen this season
    February 15, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – In the third meeting of the season, the Dalhousie Tigers picked up a convincing 85-65 win against the host Acadia Axemen after losing the first two matchups in early November.
  • U SPORTS No. 4 ranked Axewomen improve to 16-2 with win vs Dal
    February 15, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Acadia records keep falling, this time second year Axewoman Haley McDonald broke the record for three-point shots made in a season once held by Emma Duinker.
  • VID RECAp: Axemen take game 1 vs Dal in QF series
    February 14, 2018
    VID RECAP: Quarterfinals game 1 - Dalhousie 2 at Acadia 5. Axemen lead best of three series 1-0 and head to Halifax on Friday for game 2 at the Halifax Forum.
  • Axemen win game 1 of quarterfinals series vs Dalhousie
    February 14, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The U SPORTS No. 8 ranked Acadia Axemen gave the home crowd a Valentine’s Day to remember with a 5-2 win over the Dalhousie Tigers to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three AUS quarterfinal series.
  • Independent Grocers' Plays of the Week - Week 21
    February 14, 2018
    Independent Grocers' Plays of the Week - Week 21 include two amazing 3pt baskets men's basketball; a great OT winner in men's hockey; a long crazy rally in volleyball and a great swim at the AUS championship.
  • Liem named Subway AUS Male Athlete of the Week
    February 13, 2018
    Congratulations to Swimming's Brett Liem named the Subway AUS Male Athlete of the Week for his three gold medal wins along with four silvers and a bronze at the AUS championships this past weekend in Saint John, NB.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Basketball's Len Harvey
    February 13, 2018
    By John DeCoste '77 - During his time as an Acadia student in the early 2000s, Len Harvey was a faithful fan of the Acadia varsity athletic teams, and in particular the women's basketball squad. He had no way of knowing that 15 years after his graduation in 2003, he would be in his third season as the Axewomen head coach.
  • Swim team brings home recent record 33 medals
    February 12, 2018
    SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The Acadia swimming team bettered last year’s AUS Swimming championship medal haul of 21 with 33 medals this past weekend. The Axemen and Axewomen finished second in their respective gender category and second overall.
  • VID RECAP: Cape Breton 63 vs Axemen Basketball 92
    February 11, 2018
    VID RECAP: Axemen hand visiting Cape Breton Capers 92-63 loss in the first meeting of both teams this season in Wolfville. The Axemen improve to 13-4, while the Capers drop to 2-15.
  • Axewomen sweep weekend matches vs Memorial
    February 11, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – A 3-1 match win completed a weekend 3 match Axewomen sweep of the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks.
  • Axemen finish season in third place with win over Moncton
    February 11, 2018
    The Acadia Axemen (18-10-2) finished out the 2017-18 men’s hockey regular season with a matchup against the U de M Aigles Bleus on Saturday night in Moncton.
  • Acadia Swimming at AUS championships Day 2
    February 11, 2018
    SAINT JOHN, NB - The Dalhousie Tigers grip on the top step of the podium at the Subway Atlantic University Sport Swimming Championships is beginning to slip… ever so slightly. 
  • Axemen get back on track with 92-63 win vs. CBU
    February 10, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axemen basketball team got back on the winning track with a convincing 92-63 win over the visiting Cape Breton Capers after dropping two 4-point games to Saint Mary’s.
  • Axewomen experience second loss of season
    February 10, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. ? A 19 point comeback highlighted the Cape Breton Caper?s 84-83 win over the U SPORTS No. 3 ranked Acadia Axewomen. The loss is only the second for the Axewomen this season and comes on the first meeting of both teams this season.
  • Volleyball Axewomen take second match 3-0 vs MUN
    February 10, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. –  The Axewomen grabbed a three-straight set win against the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks in the second of a three-match weekend against the Sea-Hawks.
  • No. 3 Axewomen grab 4-pt. win over Huskies
    February 10, 2018
    (HALIFAX, NS)—The USports No. 3 Acadia Axewomen defeated the host Saint Mary's Huskies 78-62 on Friday evening in Atlantic University Sport women's basketball action from the Homburg Centre.
  • VID RECAP: Axemen hand No. 6 Huskies 3-0 loss
    February 10, 2018
    VID RECAP: U SPORTS No. 10 ranked Hockey Axemen hand No. 6 SMU Huskies 3-0 loss in Wolfville. Axemen head to Moncton tomorrow night in their last AUS regular season game. Playoffs begin Wed.
  • Axemen and Axewomen sit second after DAY 1
    February 10, 2018
    SAINT JOHN, NB - The Dalhousie Tigers won 10 of the 12 events on the first day of competition at the 2018 Subway Atlantic University Sport Swimming Championships, at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, in Saint John. 
  • Axemen lose in Double-OT to Huskies
    February 09, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. —The SMU Huskies defeated the visiting Acadia Axemen 104-96 in double-overtime on Friday night in Atlantic University Sport men’s basketball action from the Homburg Centre. 
  • Axewomen win first of three-match weekend vs Memorial
    February 09, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Axewomen volleyball team picked up a 3-1 match win against the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks in the first of a three-match weekend against the Sea-Hawks.
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