Athletics News

  • 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.
  • Acadia announces appointment of new Head Athletic Therapist
    July 11, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and the Department of Athletics announced today the appointment of Curtis Arsenault, CAT(c), as Head Athletic Therapist. Arsenault’s role will be to lead and oversee the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of all athletic injuries to varsity student-athletes.
  • 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.
  • Burns, Wood and Duffie renew contracts for coming seasons
    July 06, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Following a successful 2018 winter season, which featured all of Acadia’s winter sports teams moving on to post season play and four of five teams participating in a U SPORTS National Championships, Acadia’s winter programs will be led by their same respective coaches for the 2018-19 season.
  • 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.
  • Nissen signs with CB Clavijo Logrono
    June 29, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Former basketball Axeman Erik Nissen will extend his playing career following his recent graduation from Acadia University. Slan Sports Management announced today that Nissen signed a one-year contract, with a second-year option, with CB Clavijo Logrono in the Spanish LEB Silver League for the 2018-2019 season.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Celebrity Dinner celebrates hockey and 20 years
    June 18, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. -The Acadia Axemen hockey team celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Axemen Hockey Celebrity Dinner this past Wednesday, June 13 with four sensational guests that epitomized the evening's theme of ‘Celebrating Canada’s Game”.
  • BC Premier Soccer League commit added to Axewomen's roster
    June 04, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen soccer head coach Amit Batra are pleased to announce the commitment of Surrey United U18 captain Jessica Hunt to the Axewomen Soccer program.
  • Wideski commits to Axewomen Rugby team in the fall
    June 01, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen head coach Matthew Durant are pleased to announce the commitment Valerie Wideski of Richmond, B.C.
  • Appointment “a new challenge” for football alumnus Galloway
    May 30, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - By John DeCoste '77 - As one of Acadia's most important volunteer leaders and benefactors, Bruce Galloway is part of a very select group who have made a unique contribution to the university's reputation for excellence.
  • 'It's nice to be back on radar'
    May 23, 2018
    KINGSTON, ON - The Whig, By Sebastian Bron - Annie Kennedy was studying for a human physiology exam in Acadia’s Vaughn Memorial Library when she received an email. It was from Rugby Canada.
  • Anderson named AUS Nominee for U SPORTS BLG Award
    May 15, 2018
    TORONTO (U SPORTS) – U SPORTS is proud to announce the eight nominees for the 2018 BLG Awards celebrating the U SPORTS Athletes of the Year for the 2017-18 season. Acadia's Paloma Anderson is the AUS female nominee for the second time in her 3.5 years AUS basketball career.
  • 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.
  • Axewomen's Harvey announces recruited class of 2018
    May 02, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen basketball head coach Len Harvey announced today the recruited class of 2018.
  • 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.
  • Therkildsen to join Volleyball Axewomen in fall
    April 25, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University’s Volleyball head coach Michelle Wood is pleased to announce the commitment of Aurora, Ont. native Andie Therkildsen to the Axewomen squad this coming fall.
  • Minnikin retains love of basketball
    April 24, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - By Sara Baxter - Most people assume high achievement in athletics is only an option on the court, field or ice, but Amy Minnikin has shown athletes can excel in other areas as well.
  • 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.
  • United Dartmouth FC's Meghan Johnston to join Axewomen Soccer
    April 16, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, NS – Acadia University’s Department of Athletics and Axewomen soccer head coach Amit Batra are pleased to announce the commitment of United Dartmouth Football Club’s (formerly Dartmouth Football Club) Meghan Johnston to the Axewomen Soccer program.
  • Wood named WomenActive Trendsetters Award winner
    April 14, 2018
    HALIFAX, N.S. – Acadia Axewomen volleyball head coach Michelle Wood received the 2018 Trendsetter Leadership Award at today’s WomenActive Nova Scotia Trendsetters third annual Awards Luncheon in Halifax.
  • Stability maintained with the return of all fall sports coaches
    April 12, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. - With one of the most successful recent seasons coming to an end, Executive Director of Athletics and Community Events is pleased with not only the Acadia Athletics performance of having all teams participating in AUS championships and seven of 10 teams taking part in the U SPORTS National championship stage, but also ensuring the success of the programs continue with the re-signing of a full-time coach and four part-time coaches.
  • Acadia & S | E | A to host major rugby events this summer
    April 09, 2018
    WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Sports & Entertainment Atlantic (S|E|A), in partnership with Destination Acadia, Rugby Canada, Rugby Nova Scotia, and the Province of Nova Scotia, today announced that Acadia University will host two major youth rugby events during the summer of 2018.
  • Anderson and Wright named Athletes of the Year
    April 02, 2018
    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.
  • Rugby's Baxter wins prestigious Sobey Award
    March 20, 2018
    Sara Baxter has won a prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies. Given to only eight business students in the Atlantic Canada region, the Sobey Award recognizes the unrelenting drive of this award-winning varsity athlete.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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