Athletics News

  • Acadia's De Palma named BNS Coach of the Year
    April 23, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia basketball assistant coach Daniel De Palma will be one among 30 coaches vying for honours as Sport Nova Scotia’s Support4Sport Coach of the Year. De Palma was recently named Basketball Nova Scotia’s (BNS) coach of the year in part for his thrilling U17 Boys Team Nova Scotia gritty comeback win over Ontario in the National championship final hosted by the University of Winnipeg this past summer.
  • Athletics Complex wins AVESTA venue of the year
    April 21, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Annual Annapolis Valley Events and Sports Tourism Association (AVESTA) announced this year’s winners in various categories that included Acadia University’s Athletics Complex as the venue of the year.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Paloma Anderson
    April 10, 2017
    Paloma Anderson continues to go where no Acadia women's basketball player has gone before. Anderson recently completed her third season with the Axewomen. Actually, she arrived at Acadia over the Christmas break in 2014, so it's really only been two years and four months.
  • Recap of the 2016-17 Winter Sports season
    April 13, 2017
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia’s winter season varsity squads had their work cut out for them after a successful fall campaign that included every team placing third place or higher in the AUS final standings and three teams attending their respective U SPORTS championships. Here’s a look at how things turned out.
  • 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.
  • Football’s Hastings delivers at CFL combines
    March 31, 2017
    (WOLFVILLE, N.S.) - After impressing many at the Eastern CFL Combine held in Montreal, Acadia football’s Harland Hastings delivered more at the CFL National hosted in Regina, Sask.
  • Acadia Athletics 2016-17 Season Video
    March 30, 2017
    The Acadia Athletics season has ended and some of it is captured in this video highlighting all 10 teams. Enjoy!
  • Soccer’s Snyder and Basketball’s Anderson named AOY
    March 27, 2017
    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.
  • 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
  • VID RECAP: Axemen top No. Alberta at UCup
    March 17, 2017
    VID RECAP: The Acadia Axemen hockey team opened up the U SPORTS University Cup National Championship with a 4-1 win over the No. 1 seeded Alberta Golden Bears.
  • 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.
  • U SPORTS honours Acadia's Ross and Anderson
    March 09, 2017
    VICTORIA (U SPORTS) – Danielle Boiago, a fifth-year guard from the McMaster Marauders, was named the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, Wednesday night. Acadia's Katie Ross was named the SYLVIA SWEENEY AWARD (Student-Athlete Community Service) winner and Paloma Anderson named as a 1st Team All-Canadian.
  • 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.
  • In Pursuit of Excellence - Katie Ross
    March 08, 2017
    By John DeCoste '77 - When the Acadia basketball Axewomen take to the court for the conference championships, Katie Ross will be well aware that every game she plays could be her last in an Acadia uniform.
  • VID RECAP: Axemen pick up 5-1 vs SMU
    March 06, 2017
    VID RECAP: Axemen pick up 5-1 vs SMU in game one of the best of three consolation series. Winner of the series heads to the U SPORTS national championship hosted by UNB in Fredericton.
  • 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.
  • Nissen and Smith named McDonalds Athletes of the Week
    March 06, 2017
    Congratulations to Basketball's Chanel Smith and Erik Nissen, named as this week's McDonalds Athletes of the Week.
  • Axewomen fall short to Capers in AUS Championship final
    March 05, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) – The Acadia Axewomen and the Cape Breton Capers faced off in the Subway AUS Women's Basketball Championship final Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.
  • Tigers comeback from near elimination with 78-75 win
    March 04, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) - The Dalhousie Tigers and the Acadia Axemen faced off in the second of two men's semi-final matchups in the Subway AUS Basketball Championships Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.
  • Video highlight: Axewomen vs SMU at AUS Final 6 SF game
    March 04, 2017
    Video highlight of the Axewomen's 73-66 win over SMU in AUS Final 6 semifinal action. Acadia takes on Cape Breton in championship final Sunday 1:00 pm at Scotiabank Centre.
  • Axewomen hand SMU 77-71 and advance to finals
    March 04, 2017
    HALIFAX, N.S. – The Acadia Axewomen and the Saint Mary’s Huskies opened up the Subway AUS Basketball Championships Saturday afternoon at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., facing off in the first of two women’s semi-final matchups.
  • Video highlight: Axemen Basketball vs MUN in AUS Final 6 QF
    March 04, 2017
    Video Highlight of Axemen's 73-65 win over Memorial in AUS Final 6 quarterfinal. Axemen advance to semifinals vs Dalhousie.
  • Video highlight: Axewomen vs UPEI in AUS Final 6
    March 04, 2017
    Video highlight of the Axewomen's 80-66 win over UPEI in AUS Final 6 quarterfinal action. Acadia takes on Saint Mary's in semifinals Saturday 1pm.
  • Axemen top Sea-Hawks 73-65 to advance to AUS semifinals ACADIA 73
    March 03, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) – The Acadia Axemen and the Memorial Sea-Hawks opened up the men's portion of the Subway AUS Basketball Championships Friday evening at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., facing off in the first of two men's semi-final matchups.
  • Axewomen advance to semifinals with 80-66 win
    March 03, 2017
    (HALIFAX, N.S.) – The Acadia Axewomen and the UPEI Panthers opened up the Subway AUS Basketball Championships Friday afternoon at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., facing off in the first of two women’s semi-final matchups.
  • Preview to Final 6: Axewomen vs UPEI - Quarterfinals
    March 02, 2017
    VIDEO Preview: Discussion around the coming quarterfinals match-up in an interview with Axewomen Basketball head coach Len Harvey.
  • AUS Quarterfinals - Axemen vs Memorial Preview
    March 03, 2017
    AUS Final 6 QF Preview: Interview with head coach Kevin Duffie regarding the Axemen's opening game vs Memorial in quarterfinal play.
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