Category: Alumni News

Acadia Hockey – Pathway to the Pros

Axemen graduates playing at elite levels The Acadia University hockey Axemen continue to graduate highly skilled players that are going on to play in elite leagues as high as the AHL. This year’s graduates may have raised the bar to

Fioretti signs with ECHL S. Carolina Stingrays

Acadia grad joins Washington Capitals affiliate 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. The Calgary, Alberta

Pufahl signs with AHL Colorado Eagles

Another Axemen graduate heads to the AHL 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

Senators sign Leier to AHL deal for 2018-19

Leier’s tryout proves successful with new contract Belleville, Ont. – The Belleville Senators have signed former Acadia Axemen forward Boston Leier to an American Hockey League contract for the 2018-19 season. Leier was signed out of Acadia University on March

Axemen Alumnus signs with Witchita

Thunder Adds Acadia Product Makin Story courtesy of Wichita, KS (Sept. 14th) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, AHL’s Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today the signing of forward Taylor Makin. “I’m

Axemen Alumnus Anderson Heads to EIHL

Edinburgh Capitals sign Canadian forward Dylan Anderson Story courtesy by Ross Dewar The 26-year-old, who can play both wing and centre, has signed his first professional contract having spent the last five years playing in the Canadian University League

Axemen Great Signs with EIHL’s Fife Flyers

Heelis Looking to Make an Impact for Fife Story courtesy of the Fife Flyers Fife Flyers sponsored by Arnold Clark Mercedes-Benz are delighted to confirm the signing of Canadian forward, Liam Heelis. Heelis joins Flyers having just finished a Masters

Axemen great sets sights on Denmark

Thompson signs with Herlev Eagles He came, he saw, he dominated. And now he heads to Denmark to likely do the same for the Herlev Eagles. Axemen coach Darren Burns expressed his excitement for Thompson saying, “We are extremely excited

McFarland joins NHL ranks as Florida Panthers Assistant Coach

Axemen Alumnus & Former Captain hired in Florida Acadia alumnus Paul McFarland, who suited up for the Axemen from 2006-2010, has been named assistant coach with the NHL’s Florida Panthers. Axemen coach Darren Burns reflected on the Panthers hiring and

Alumnus Cazzola signs with EIHL’s Edinburgh

Capitals sign prolific forward Mike Cazzola A big #AcadiaU congratulations to alumnus Mike Cazzola who has signed a 2 year deal to play overseas with the EIHL’s Edinburgh Capitals! Even more impressive, Mike has enrolled at the Queen Margaret University