2016-17 Acadia Men's Ice Hockey News

  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Robert Steeves
    April 03, 2017
    (WOLFVILLE, N.S. ) - For goalie Robert Steeves, the 2016-2017 university hockey season was the most satisfying – not to mention the most successful – of his three years at Acadia, culminating in a national bronze medal.
  • Axemen lay the lumber to win bronze, 7-3 over StFX
    March 19, 2017
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – Acadia forward Michael Clarke (Halifax, N.S.) had two goals in the first period, and Daniel Petterson (Toronto, Ont.) added two in the second to lead the Axemen to a 7-3 win over StFX, in the bronze medal game at the 2017 U SPORTS Cavendish Farms University Cup.
  • Axemen fall short vs UNB and will play for bronze
    March 18, 2017
    REDERICTON (U SPORTS) – The UNB Varsity Reds scored in the first and second periods, added an empty-net goal late in the third, and Etienne Marcoux (Terrebonne, Que.) stopped all 20 shots fired at him, en route to a 3-0 victory over the Acadia Axemen
  • Axemen advance to U Sports championship semi-finals
    March 16, 2017
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – The Acadia University Axemen, seeded last in the top eight teams, eliminated the top-ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears by a 4-1 score in the opening game of the 2017 U SPORTS Cavendish Farms University Cup at the Aitken University Centre in Fredericton. The tournament is being hosted by the University of New Brunswick.
  • U Sports announces major awards, Schemitsch named All-Canadian
    March 15, 2017
    FREDERICTON (U SPORTS) – Philippe Maillet, a fourth-year forward from the UNB Varsity Reds, was named the U SPORTS Player of the Year in men’s hockey, Wednesday night. Acadia's Geoff Schemitsch was honoured as a second team All-Canadian. Schemitsch was named a first team AUS All-Star and the AUS Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year last week.
  • Axemen take on Alberta in opening game of U Cup
    March 13, 2017
    The U SPORTS University Cup men's hockey championship gets underway this Thursday at the Aitken University Centre in Fredericton, N.B. The semifinals as well as the final of the University Cup will be broadcast live on Sportsnet 360 and SN Now.
  • Steeves’ shutout helps Axemen beat Huskies 3-0
    March 09, 2017
    Halifax N.S. - The Acadia Axemen are in the 2017 University Cup after beating the Saint Mary’s Huskies 3-0 at the Halifax Forum in the AUS Consolation series - as a third berth into the U SPORTS Championship.
  • Axemen take game 1 in best of 3 consolation series
    March 06, 2017
    Wolfville, N.S. – The Acadia Axemen snapped a three-game losing streak in the playoffs, beating the Saint Mary’s Huskies 5-1 on Monday night in Wolfville. Acadia now holds a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three consolation series.
  • Consolation series set with Axemen vs Huskies
    March 01, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The Axemen hockey team will have a second chance to get to the U SPORTS National Championship hosted by UNB. They may not be vying for the AUS championship, but the National Championships will have two AUS teams along with host UNB.
  • X-Men sweep Axemen in AUS semifinals
    February 28, 2017
    ANTIGONISH, NS – The StFX X-Men overcame a three-goal third period deficit to defeat the Acadia Axemen 5-4 in overtime in Game 3 of the Subway AUS semifinals in front of over 1400 fans at the Charles V. Keating Centre.
  • X-Men take 2-0 series lead with 4-2 win over Axemen
    February 24, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The StFX X-Men took a stranglehold on the best of five semi-final series with a 4-2 win over the host Acadia Axemen. Despite holding a 12-3 home record in the regular season, the Axemen are now 0-2 in Wolfville during the playoffs and will need a win on Monday in Antigonish to keep the series alive.
  • AUS men's hockey Major Awards & All-Stars announced
    February 23, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) - Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2016-17 AUS men's hockey major award winners and all-stars as selected by the conference's seven head coaches following regular season play. Axeman Geoff Schemitsch was honoured as the AUS's Most Sportsmanlike Player this season.
  • U Sports No. 10 X-Men take game one with 2OT win over No. 5 Axemen
    February 23, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The U SPORTS No. 10 ranked StFX X-Men spoiled the No. 5 Acadia's first playoff game of the 2016-17 season, defeating the Axemen 4-3 in double OT to take a 1-0 lead, in the best-of-5 series.
  • AUS men's hockey semi-final series schedule announced
    February 21, 2017
    HALIFAX, NS - Atlantic University sport announced the AUS men's hockey semi-finals series featuring the #2 Acadia Axemen vs StFX and #1 UNB vs Saint Mary's. Thge Axemen will open the best of five series at home on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 pm.
  • Axemen finish regular season with 8-5 win over StFX
    February 11, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The U SPORTS No. 5 ranked Acadia Axemen (20-8-2) ended their regular season on a high note, erasing a two-goal deficit in the second period to knock off the StFX X-Men (16-12-2) and push their current winning streak to four games.
  • Tigers try to stay alive but fall short vs Axemen
    February 10, 2017
    Halifax, N.S. – Photo by Trevor MacMillan - Acadia goaltender Devin Williams (Saginaw, MI) was the difference-maker on Friday night, recording 39 saves, as the Axemen topped the Dalhousie Tigers 2-1 at the Halifax Forum.
  • Axemen clinch 2nd place in AUS standings with 4-1 win
    February 04, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – After clinching a playoff spot last week, the U Sports No. 5 ranked Acadia Axemen (18-8-2) continued their winning streak of three against the sixth-place Moncton Aigles Bleus (10-17-1), with a 4-1 win. Axemen forward, Sam Fioretti (Calgary, Alta.), scored a natural hat trick to help lift Acadia over Moncton in their last meeting of the year with the Aigles Bleus.
  • Axemen rally in third to top Huskies 4-3
    January 29, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. - The Acadia University Axemen scored three times in the third period to beat the Saint Mary’s University Huskies 4-3 on Saturday Jan. 28 at the Halifax forum in Halifax NS.
  • Axemen get back into win column with 5-2 win over Dal
    January 27, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The U Sports No. 4 ranked Acadia Axemen (16-8-2) defeated the Dalhousie Tigers (8-15-3), by a score of 5-2 in front of a home crowd of 1567. A hat trick performance from Acadia forward Boston Leier (Saskatoon, Sask.) and a four-assist night from newly minted captain, Brett Thompson (Sault Ste. Marie), helped the Axemen snap a two-game skid.
  • Axemen unable to comeback from 1st period deficit vs X
    January 25, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The StFX X-Men (14-9-2) pulled within two points of the Acadia Axemen (15-8-2), after winning 5-2 in Wolfville on Wednesday night. After scoring three in the first, the X-Men held onto their lead for the rest of the game, although Acadia did come close to tying the game early in the third.
  • No. 5 ranked Axemen lose 2-1 OT vs No. 1 UNB
    January 22, 2017
    (FREDERICTON, NB) Philippe Maillet scored a highlight reel goal 1:12 into overtime as the UNB Varsity Reds beat the Acadia Axemen 2-1, Saturday night.
  • Axemen hold onto 2-1 win over Panthers
    January 21, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia didn’t have a lot of opportunities in the game, but they made the few they had count. The Axemen scored twice on just 13 shots on goal, with Remy Giftopoulos and Alexander Lepkowski leading the way with a goal each in a 2-1 victory over the UPEI Panthers Friday night
  • Battle of U Sports ranked teams ends in Axemen loss
    January 14, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - It was a battle between first and second placed teams in the AUS standings in Wolfville on Saturday night, as the U Sports No. 1 UNB Varsity Reds (17-2-3) defeated the U Sports No. 4 ranked Acadia Axemen (14-7-1), by a score of 6-1. Although Acadia jumped out to an early first period lead, UNB scored six unanswered goals to rebound from an overtime loss against Saint Mary's in Friday night's matchup in Halifax.
  • Eight unanswered goals gives Axemen 8-1 win over UPEI
    January 13, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – On the back of Axemen forward, Boston Leier’s (Saskatoon, Sask.) five-point performance, U Sports No. 4 ranked Acadia (14-6-1) dominated the UPEI Panthers (8-19-3) to win 8-1 on Friday night in Wolfville. Acadia scored eight unanswered goals after UPEI opened with a 1-0 lead, early in the first period.
  • Unique Overseas Opportunity for Axemen's Pettersson
    January 12, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. By Cameron Davidson - A 3rd year forward for Axemen Hockey, the 6’1, 180 lbs. Daniel Pettersson of Etobicoke, Ont. has been given the opportunity that every young hockey player growing up in Canada dreams of...
  • Axemen score four in third to rally past Huskies 4-1
    January 07, 2017
    (Halifax, NS) The Acadia University Axemen rallied with four goals in the third period to top the Saint Mary’s University Huskies 4-1 on Friday Jan. 6 at the Halifax Forum in Halifax, NS. The loss drops the Huskies to 9-9-1, as they sit fourth in the AUS. The Axemen improved to 12-6-1 and moved into second place in the AUS standings.
  • No. 7 Axemen top Moncton 4-1 in 2017 home opener
    January 07, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S – The new year has been kind to the U Sports No. 7 ranked Acadia Axemen (13-6-1) so far, as they are now 2-0 after defeating the Moncton Aigles Bleus (7-11-1) 4-1 on Saturday night, a day after beating the Saint Mary’s Huskies by the same score.
  • Schemitsch named to U Sports All-star squad
    December 05, 2016
    TORONTO (U Sports) –U Sports unveiled Monday its roster for a two-game exhibition series between the U Sports men’s hockey all-stars and Canada’s National Junior Team prospects. Acadia's Geoff Schemitsch will join the U Sports all-star squad. Last season, Axeman Matthew Pufahl was named to the team.
  • Four powerplay goals lead to 5-2 UNB win
    December 04, 2016
    (FREDERICTON, NB) The UNB Varsity Reds scored four power-play goals in a 5-2 win over the visiting Acadia Axemen, in the 25th edition of UNB’s Mark Jeffrey Memorial Game.
  • Overtime shootout win vs UPEI extends streak to four
    December 03, 2016
    CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Panthers struggles continued Friday night as they let a late lead slip against the Acadia Axemen who came out on top 5-4 in an overtime shootout win.
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