Men's Ice Hockey

  • Former Axeman McFarlane inducted into MESHOF
    July 23, 2018
    AMHERST, N.S. – This past Wednesday, July 18, former Hockey Axeman Mark McFarlane '95 along with two additional inductees were installed into the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame (Oakland, CA) in association with CANSA (Cumberland African Nova Scotia Association).
  • Acadia to host QMJHL exhibition game
    July 08, 2018
    (Wolfville, NS) – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics announced Sunday that it will host a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League pre-season game featuring the Halifax Mooseheads and Acadie-Bathurst Titan.  The game will be played at the Andrew H. McCain Arena in Wolfville on Friday, August 24th at 7pm.
  • McFarland's travels from Acadia to the Florida Panthers
    July 04, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - By John DeCoste '77. When he arrived at Acadia in the fall of 2006, coaching in the NHL – or anywhere else, for that matter – wasn't necessarily on Paul McFarland's radar screen.
  • Axemen's Fioretti signs with ECHL S. Carolina Stingrays
    July 03, 2018
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Stingrays, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and AHL’s Hershey Bears, have agreed to terms with forward Sam Fioretti for the 2018-19 season.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • VID: Axemen advance to U Cup with 6-1 win over SMU
    March 09, 2018
    VID: Axemen advance to U Cup with 6-1 win over SMU
  • Axemen advance to U Cup with 6-1 win over SMU
    March 09, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S – The USports No. 7 Acadia Axemen went out with a bang for their last game on home ice of the 2017-18 season, with a 6-1 blowout win over the No. 8 Saint Mary’s Huskies.
  • Huskies force game three at Acadia
    March 07, 2018
    (Halifax, N.S.) The Saint Mary’s Huskies picked up a 3-2 win over the Acadia Axemen in game two of their AUS consolation final series on Wednesday night at the Halifax Forum. 
  • VID RECAP: Axemen post 6-3 win over SMU
    March 05, 2018
    VID RECAP: Axemen post 6-3 win over Saint Mary's in game 1 of the best of 3 consolation series. Axemen and Huskies square off again in game two on Wedensday at the Halifax Forum - 7:00 pm.
  • Consolation round kicks off with 6-3 Axemen win over SMU
    March 05, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S – The AUS consolation series got off to an exciting start, as the USports No. 6 Acadia Axemen doubled up on the No. 7 Saint Mary’s Huskies for a final score of 6-3 on Monday night.
  • McDonalds Athletes of the Week - Week 22
    March 05, 2018
    Congratulations to Hockey's Boston Leier and Basketball's Allie Berry who are this week's McDonalds Athletes of the Week. Allie's Axewomen captured the AUS Championship and Boston's Axemen will battle it out this week for a chance to head to the U SPORTS Nationals in Fredercton next weekend.
  • X-Men advance to finals with 6-5 win over Axemen
    March 02, 2018
    Antigonish, NS – The StFX X-Men have advanced to the Subway AUS championship series with a 6-5 victory over the Acadia Axemen Thursday night at the Charles V. Keating Centre in Game 5 of the AUS semifinals. The X-Men won the series 3-2 in front of a sell-out crowd of 1800 fans. 
  • X-Men stay alive with Game 4 win over Axemen
    February 26, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The USports No. 3 StFX X-Men managed to stay alive in the best-of-five series on Monday night in Wolfville, with a 4-3 win over the No. 7 Acadia Axemen to tie the series at 2-2.
  • VID RECAP: Axemen take 2-1 series lead with 1-0 win vs StFX
    February 25, 2018
    VID RECAP: The U SPORTS No. 7 ranked Axemen take 2-1 series lead with 1-0 win vs No. 3 StFX. Take a look at the one goal scored in the second period by Michael Clarke.
  • Axemen take 2-1 lead in series with 1-0 win vs X
    February 25, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S – It was a nail-biter on Sunday night in Wolfville, as the USports No. 7 Acadia Axemen took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series with a 1-0 win over the No. 3 StFX X-Men.
  • StFX post 3-0 win over Axemen to tie series at one
    February 23, 2018
    ANTIGONISH, NS – The StFX X-Men evened up the Subway AUS best-of-five semifinal series with a 3-0 shutout victory over the Acadia Axemen Friday night in front of over 1000 fans at the Charles V. Keating Centre. 
  • Axemen open AUS semifinals with 4-2 over StFX
    February 22, 2018
    ANTIGONISH, NS – In a battle of U SPORTS ranked teams, the No. 3 StFX X-Men fell 4-2 to the No. 7 Acadia Axemen Thursday evening in front of over 800 hometown fans as the Axemen earned a key victory on the road in Game 1 of the Subway AUS semifinal best-of-five series at the Charles V. Keating Centre. 
  • 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 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. 
  • 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.
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