Athletics News

  • Former Hockey Axeman McFarland named to Leafs staff
    May 23, 2019
    TORONTO, ON - The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today former hockey Axeman Paul McFarland will join the coaching staff as an assistant under head coach Mike Babcock.
  • Duffie named to U16 National Team coaching staff
    May 22, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Acadia men’s basketball team head coach Kevin Duffie will join the U16 men's national team’s coaching staff led by head coach Kirby Schepp.
  • Batra hired as first full-time head coach of Acadia’s soccer programs
    May 15, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Executive Director of Athletics Kevin Dickie are pleased to announce the hiring of Amit Batra as Acadia’s first full-time head coach of both the Axewomen and Axemen soccer teams.
  • Football's Guenard will participate in Canadian QB Internship
    May 15, 2019
    The Canadian Football League (CFL) announced the U SPORTS quarterbacks that will participate in the Canadian Quarterback Internship Program at CFL training camps in advance of the 2019 season.
  • Harvey continues to lead Axewomen Basketball team
    May 13, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Executive Director of Athletics Kevin Dickie announced today that women’s basketball head coach Len Harvey will return to lead the Axewomen for the coming seasons after signing a multi-year contract extension.
  • Hockey Axemen add Pettersson as an assistant coach
    May 10, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and Acadia men’s hockey head coach Darren Burns announced today that former Axeman Daniel Pettersson will join the team’s coaching staff this fall.
  • Six Axemen named to U SPORTS East-West Bowl Roster
    May 03, 2019
    Six Axemen were named to the East roster including Offensive standouts Cordell Hastings, Hunter Guenard and Dale Wright. Three of the Axemen's top defenders were also named to the East roster including Bailey Feltmate, Rory Kelly and Jadin White-Frayne.
  • Sportsnet Analyst and Former NHL General Manager Brian Burke to Headline Celebrity Dinner
    April 26, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Brian Burke, Sportsnet hockey analyst and former NHL general manager will headline this year’s Acadia Axemen Celebrity Hockey Dinner in June.
  • Santana returns to Acadia after professional career
    April 08, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - When Paulo Santana left Acadia in the summer of 2008 to play basketball professionally in his native Angola, he left some fairly important unfinished business behind.
  • Pfleiderer & Liem named Acadia Athletes of the Year
    April 01, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics announced this evening the 2018-19 Major Award winners and team award winners at the annual Fred G. Kelly Awards Night.
  • McDonald named U SPORTS Athlete of the Month
    March 29, 2019
    TORONTO, ON - Acadia's Haley McDonald was named the U SPORTS Athlete of the Month for March. A third-year kinesiology student from Port Williams, N.S., McDonald led the Axewomen to their second consecutive AUS women?s basketball championship title March 3 in Halifax, N.S.
  • Bedford’s Frenette to join Basketball Axemen in fall of 2019
    March 28, 2019
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Bedford, N.S. native Joe Frenette will join the Axemen Basketball team this coming fall. Acadia University and men’s basketball team head coach Kevin Duffie announced today that Frenette has committed to the program and will be working towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree beginning in September.
  • Nissen selected 8th overall in CEBL inaugural draft
    March 23, 2019
    HAMILTON, ON - The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) revealed all the top talent that was drafted by the league’s six teams in its first ever Entry Draft on Saturday, March 23, 2019.
  • AUS releases 2019 Fall Schedules
    March 22, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Atlantic University Sport released the 2019 fall sports schedules today, including women’s rugby, men’s football, men’s and women’s soccer as well as men’s and women’s cross country. Hosts for the 2019 fall championships were also confirmed.
  • Basketball's Mugambi displaying entrepreneurial spirit at Acadia
    March 14, 2019
    By Sara Baxter - Kenyan born Jerome Mugambi is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Business Technology Management at Acadia University. Having grown up in Ontario, Mugambi has been interested in basketball since he moved to Canada at age five.
  • Plays of the Month - February 2019
    March 20, 2019
    Here are plays of the Month for February featuring Axemen hockey, basketball, swimming and Axewomen volleyball and basketball.
  • Plays of the Month - January
    March 14, 2019
    Enjoy our Plays of the Month that include Axemen hockey, basketba;l, Axewomen basketball and Volleyball.
  • Veinot named the McDonalds Athlete of the Week
    March 12, 2019
    Basketball's Jayda Veinot was named Acadia's McDonalds Athlete of the Week for her performance this past weekend at the U SPORTS National Championship.
  • Axewomen fall short in winning U SPORTS Consolation game
    March 10, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The No. 8 Ryerson Rams battled their way to a dominant 91-67 win over the No. 6 Acadia Axewomen in the consolation final to close out their U SPORTS Final 8 campaign on Sunday afternoon at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.
  • Axewomen advance to Consolation final after posting win vs Stingers
    March 08, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The Acadia Axewomen battled for an 86-74 victory to eliminate the Concordia Stingers in the Consolation semifinal on Friday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The win is the first win at a National Championship for the Axewomen program since their first visit in 2012.
  • Fourth quarter comeback not enough to capture quarterfinal win
    March 07, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – The No. 3 Saskatchewan Huskies outscored the No. 6 Acadia Axewomen 77-69 in the second quarterfinal of the day to advance to the national semifinal.
  • Adams named as Tracy MacLeod winner, Veinot and McDonald honoured as well.
    March 06, 2019
    TORONTO, ON - Three Basketball Axewomen honoured including Lanae Adams who was named the Tracy MacLeod National Award Winner for courage and overcoming adversity. Haley McDonald was named to the second team All-Canadian squad and Jayda Veinot was selected to the U SPORTS All-Rookie team.
  • McDonald named U SPORTS Athlete of the Week
    March 06, 2019
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – Haley McDonald from the Acadia Axewomen women’s basketball squad and Zach Sawchenko of the Alberta Golden Bears men’s hockey team are the U SPORTS Male and Female Athletes of the Week for the period ending Mar. 3, 2019.
  • McDonald named Subway AUS Athlete of the Week
    March 05, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - Acadia's Haley McDonald of the Axewomen basketball team was named this week's AUS Athlete of the Week after posting a 31 points per game average in the AUS women's Final 6 championships this past weekend.
  • Basketball's McDonald named McDonalds Athlete of the Week
    March 04, 2019
    Congratulations to Axewomen basketball's Haley McDonald who is this week's McDonalds Athlete of the Week.
  • Axewomen repeat as AUS champions with win over Sea-Hawks
    March 03, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. – The Acadia Axewomen are the 2019 AUS women’s basketball champions for the second consecutive year following their 84-74 win over the Memorial Sea-Hawks in Sunday’s championship game at Scotiabank Centre. 
  • McDonald's 51 points help Axewomen advance to Finals
    March 02, 2019
    VID RECAP: Axewomen advance to Finals for third year in a row after handing the No. 2 seeded UPEI Panthers a 88-84 loss.
  • Axewomen head to AUS Finals after topping Panthers
    March 02, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - The Acadia Axewomen will be headed to the AUS championship final for the third season in a row after defeating the UPEI Panthers 87-84 on Saturday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre.
  • Axewomen advance to semifinals vs UPEI
    March 01, 2019
    VID RECAP: Axewomen advance to semifinals vs UPEI tomorrow at 3:00 pm after handing Dalhousie a 74-54 loss.
  • Axewomen eliminated by UNB in semifinal play
    March 01, 2019
    HALIFAX, N.S. - In the second semi-final match-up of the AUS Championships, the UNB Reds took on the Acadia Axewomen. After two hard-fought sets, the Reds were dominant in the third to come away with the 3-0 win to advance to the final.  
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