Axemen Announce Player Leadership Group
McFadden named Acadia Team Captain
The Acadia Axemen proudly announced their player leadership group today, naming 4th year defenceman Garrett McFadden team captain, along with 4th year forwards Jack Flaman and Loch Morrison as assistant captains, as well as 4th year goalie Logan Flodell.
McFadden, from Kincardine, Ontario, is no stranger to leadership roles on the ice, as he served as the Captain of the OHL’s Guelph Storm for 2 years, and as an assistant captain for another season.
The newly named Axemen captain, also is the creator of McFadden’s Movement, which he founded in September 2016, is a nonprofit organization that strives to change, help, and develop mental health among athletes starting at the grass roots level. Along with raising awareness and continuing the conversation, McFadden and MM27 have also donated a total of $78,200 to mental health resources in just five years.
Coach Darren Burns said this about his captain, “Fads (McFadden) has been a leader all his life and embodies what our institution is about. I’ve said it many times, being the captain of our hockey team is not easy, there are many responsibilities that reach far outside the arena. He checks every box of classroom, community, and hockey.”
Flaman, Flodell, & Morrison all hail from Saskatchewan, and exude natural leadership with their dedication & work ethic on and off the ice and commitment to giving back in the community.
Coach Burns added this about these 3 members of the leadership group, “Loch (Morrison) is a tireless worker who has gotten better each year he has been here. He competes hard and will hold others accountable.
Flams (Flaman) always over achieves because he is the type of old school player who looks in the mirror as a player and a person every day. His work ethic is impeccable.
Floods plays a key role in the success of our hockey team and has had a desire to take on more responsibility on and off the ice. This has been very exciting to watch over the last couple of years.”
McFadden, Flaman, Morrison, Flodell & their Acadia Axemen teammates hit the ice for the regular season opener on Friday, October 8th as they host the Dalhousie Tigers, before hitting the road to visit StFX on Saturday, October 9th.