Football

  • Cummins & two Axemen in Mexico for World Jr. Championship
    July 12, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Football Canada’s U20 Team Canada will begin their defence of the gold medal at the 2018 IFAF World Jr Championships this Saturday, July 14, as they take on Sweden at 4:00 pm CDT at Olympic Stadium in Mexico City.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Acadia loses one of its football heroes
    January 30, 2018
    On Saturday, January 20th, Robert Vespaziani passed away in Lakefield, Ont., with family including his wife Sheila at his side.
  • Seizing all football opportunities - Keiler Cherry
    January 04, 2018
    From the Lloydminster Source - By Jamie Harkins. Lloydminster’s Keiler Cherry has made a habit of seizing onto the opportunities given to him. Cherry, 24, used this attitude to forge a four-year career with the Canadian Junior Football League’s Saskatoon Hilltops before taking up the challenge of becoming an all-star left tackle and offensive line leader with the U Sports Acadia University...
  • Melanson named U SPORTS All-Canadian
    November 23, 2017
    HAMILTON (U SPORTS) - The 2017 U SPORTS football all-stars were announced Thursday evening during the All-Canadian Awards Gala held at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Included in the announced All-Canadians was Axeman defensive tackle Adam Melanson.
  • Cummins named U SPORTS Coach of the Year
    November 23, 2017
    HAMILTON (U SPORTS) ? University of Alberta running back Ed Ilnicki was honoured with the Hec Crighton Trophy as the Most Outstanding Player in U SPORTS football Thursday night, as the national award winners were celebrated at the annual All-Canadian Gala. Acadia bench boss Jeff Cummins was selected Coach of the Year for the second time in his career.
  • Mustangs advance to Vanier Cup with win over Axemen
    November 18, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. (U SPORTS) – The Western Mustangs put on a record-setting performance on Saturday, beating the host Acadia Axemen 81-3 in the 2017 U SPORTS Uteck Bowl.
  • Axemen prevail as AUS Champions after shootout
    November 14, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – It took two overtime shootouts to settle on who would hoist the Loney Bowl trophy as the crowned 2017 AUS Champions.
  • VID RECAP: Axemen prevail as AUS Champions after shootout
    November 14, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – It took two overtime shootouts to settle on who would hoist the Loney Bowl trophy as the crowned 2017 AUS Champions.
  • AUS honours 9 Axemen in announced football awards
    November 10, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2017 football major award winners and all-stars as selected by the conference's five head coaches following regular season play. Axemen Bailey Felmate, Dale Wright, Brandon Jennings and head coach Jeff Cummins named as major award winners.
  • Wright and Nettle named AUS Football POW
    October 23, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Atlantic University Sport announced today the AUS Football Players of the Week and two Axemen were honoured including Dale Wright and senior linebacker Matt Nettle.
  • Football Axemen clinch 1st with win over SMU
    October 21, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – A 33-23 win over the visiting Saint Mary’s Huskies was enough for the Acadia Axemen to clinch first place in the AUS football standings.
  • Axemen clinch first place with win over SMU
    October 21, 2017
    VIDEO RECAP: Axemen clinch first place in AUS with 33-23 win over Saint Mary's. Axemen host AUS Subway Loney Bowl - Championship game Nov. 11.
  • Wright named AUS Offensive Player of the Week
    October 16, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. - The AUS announced this week's Football Players of the Week and Axeman Dale Wright captured the offensive player of the week honours.
  • Axemen clinch playoff berth with 35-17 win over X
    October 14, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Dale Wright's 193 net yards on the ground helped the Acadia Axemen clinch an AUS playoff berth, as the Axemen handed the visiting StFX X-Men a 35-17 loss and their third defeat in a row.
  • Axemen clinch playoff berth with 35-17 win over X
    October 14, 2017
    VIDEO RECAP: WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Dale Wright's 193 net yards on the ground helped the Acadia Axemen clinch an AUS playoff berth, as the Axemen handed the visiting StFX X-Men a 35-17 loss and their third defeat in a row
  • Late field goals give Axemen comeback win over Gaiters 
    October 07, 2017
    SHERBROOKE, Que. – A pair of fourth-quarter field goals by Jarett Saumure gave the Acadia University Axemen a 27-24, come-from-behind, victory over the Bishop’s University Gaiters in Atlantic University Sport football action at Coulter Field in Lennoxville, Saturday
  • Melanson and Saumure named AUS Football POW
    October 02, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Congratulations to Football's Adam Melanson and Jarett Saumure named AUS Defensive Player and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively.
  • Axemen improve to 3-2 with 33-14 win over MtA
    September 30, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Jarett Saumure’s four field goals helped the Acadia Axemen football team improve to 3-2 with a convincing 33-14 win over the visiting Mount Allison Mounties. The win evens the score against the Mounties after a season opener in Sackville, N.B. resulted in a lopsided loss to Mount Allison.
  • Axemen even score with 33-14 win over Mounties
    September 30, 2017
    VIDEO RECAP: Football Axemen hand visiting Mount Allison a 33-14 loss. Axemen improve to 3-2, while Mounties fall to 1-4.
  • Local Horton grads on Axemen football team
    September 19, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, NS - When Adam Melanson started playing minor football with the Valley Bulldogs in 2004, he couldn't look forward to even a high school football career here in the Valley. There simply weren't any Valley schools that played football.
  • Huskies hold off Axemen in closing minutes
    September 16, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.)—The Saint Mary’s Huskies used 17 second-half points to come from behind and defeat the Acadia Axemen 17-10 Friday night at Huskies Stadium in Atlantic University Sport football action.
  • McMinns & Cius named AUS Football POW
    September 11, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Football Axemen Garvin Cius and Eugene McMinns were named the AUS football players of the week. Cius was honoured as defensive POW, while teammate McMinns was the special teams POW.
  • Axemen improve to 2-1 with 38-24 win over X
    September 09, 2017
    ANTIGONISH, N.S. – The Acadia Axemen improved to 2-1 on the season with a 38-24 victory over the StFX X-Men (1-2) Saturday afternoon at Oland Stadium. Subway player of the game Cody Cluett (Cole Harbour, NS) threw two touchdown passes to Cordell Hastings...
  • Cluett & Feltmate named AUS Football Players of the Week
    September 04, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Congratulations to Football Axemen Cody Cluett and Bailey Feltmate who were named the AUS Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week after a 27-10 win over the Bishop's Gatiers this past weekend.
  • Bishop’s welcomed to AUS with 25-10 loss to Axemen
    September 02, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Cody Cluett’s (Cole Harbour, N.S.) record tying 36 completions in a single game was the key in the Football Axemen’s 27-10 victor over the visiting Bishop’s Gaiters. .
  • VIDEO RECAP: Bishop's Welcomed to AUS with 25-10 loss
    September 02, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Cody Cluett's (Cole Harbour, N.S.) record tying 36 completions in a single game was the key in the Football Axemen's 27-10 victor over the visiting Bishop's Gaiters.
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