Acadia Receives Commitment from Goalie Brayden Peters
Axemen add former Calgary Hitmen netminder to program.
The Acadia Axemen are proud to welcome goaltender Brayden Peters to the program. The 6’1” native of Taber, Alberta played his junior career in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen, playing a total of 138 regular season games, posting a 2.95 goals against average, a .904 save percentage, with 7 shutouts and a 64-58-9 record.
We asked Brayden, why he chose Acadia University, and he said, “When I went out to visit the town and to tour the school I was really impressed with the culture out there and how genuine and nice the people were to me in my day, exploring the area. It really made me feel welcome from the start and made Wolfville a place I could see myself living and enjoying for the next 4 years.”
In his 1st full season with the Hitmen in 2019-20, he played in 35 games, with a 2.76 GAA, and .902 SV%, with a 17-15-2 record. The 2020-21 season was the Covid shortened season, where he went 6-6-1.
In 2021-22, in 47 games, he had a 2.98 GAA .906 SV% , 3 SO and 21-23-3 record. And this past season he had another strong season in 41 games, posting a 2.84 GAA, .909 SV% , 3 SO and 19-14-3 record.
Prior to joining the Hitmen, as a member of the Lethbridge Hurricanes U18 AAA team, he was named the league’s top goaltender, with an AMHL best goals against average of 1.22, and best save percentage at .944.
Acadia Axemen Head Coach Darren Burns is pleased with the addition of Peters saying, “This addition is a big boost for our program. Brayden has been a strong major junior hockey goalie with a tremendous work ethic. He is a very well-respected teammate and known as a player who works extremely hard every day. He is a student of the game and his passion for the game is evident in every conversation. His team-first attitude will no doubt strengthen us both in the dressing room and on the ice.”
We asked Peters about the upcoming season and his style of play and he said, “I think Axemen fans can expect me to come in and be a consistent goalie and know what they can expect from me night in, night out. I want to go in and do everything I can to give our team a chance to win every night no matter how it happens, having success as a team is my ultimate goal. I would describe myself as an athletic goalie, putting myself into a position to make the first save and battling for everything after that. I like to think I’m pretty composed and keep calm under pressure and coming in as a first year goalie I think that will benefit myself and hopefully lead to a successful season for everyone.”
Brayden Peters is the second goalie recruited by the Axemen this off season, joining highly touted Thomas Couture. The Axemen have also added a pair of forwards in Ethan Ernst and Port Williams’ Brady Burns.
Stay tuned for more recruitment announcements, and with the excitement building for the upcoming season, get your season tickets today either at the Acadia Box Office or online at acadiau.universitytickets.com