Graduating Axeman Leier to join AHL Belleville Senators

Leier 13th on Axemen all-time career goal list with 54

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Senior Axemen forward Boston Leier will be continuing his hockey career after four years with the Acadia Axemen hockey team.

Leier, from Saskatoon, Sask., will join the Ottawa Senators farm team the Belleville Senators of the AHL this week.

“We are very excited for Boston and his opportunity with the Senators. He has worked extremely hard and has committed himself here for four seasons.  His work ethic has been impeccable every practice and every game. It has been a pleasure to watch him develop and lead the Axemen hockey program. We look forward to watching his game continue to grow at the pro level,” said Acadia head coach Darren Burns

Leier, who played five seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers and a year with the Regina Pats in the junior ranks, joined the Axemen in 2014. Over his four-year career at Acadia, Leier played 111 regular season games and accumulated 54 goals and 60 assists. His best season to date was this past season where he posted 39 points – 15 goals and 24 assists and was named as a second team AUS All-Star.

An assistant captain with the Axemen for the last three seasons, Leier led the Axemen with six goals and five assists during this year’s AUS playoffs. While with the Axemen, Leier made three visits to the U SPORTS University Cup including the Axemen’s bronze medal win in 2017,

“I’m really excited. It’s a great opportunity. I was hoping there was some interest and I got a call from Darren and Kevin Dickie and it just took off from there. I had to figure out some stuff with school to make sure it was feasible and I would be able to graduate on time. That’s one of the great things about Acadia is the support from the athletics and academic departments to help you pursue your goals,” noted Leier.

As he leaves as a graduate of Acadia and the Axemen hockey program, Leier reflected on his most memorable time wearing the red and blue of Acadia.

“Winning bronze at Nationals was one of the greatest experiences at Acadia. As a team, we were able to overcome a lot of adversity not only throughout playoffs and Nationals, but through the regular season as well. It was great to be able to bring a medal home to Acadia and the Wolfville community at large for the experience they gave me,” noted Leier.

Leier suits up this Friday night for Belleville, as the Senators take on the Toronto Marlies in Belleville.