Category: Alumni News

Acadia alumnus named Toronto assistant coach The Toronto Maples Leafs announced the hiring of Acadia Axemen alumnus Paul McFarland as their new assistant coach this week. McFarland, who played for the Axemen from 2006-2010, will join Mike Babcock’s coaching staff …

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Peyton, St. Louis, Reynolds & Dickie to be Inducted WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia’s 2018 Homecoming weekend celebrations will include the Axemen Hockey Honour Roll induction luncheon on Friday, Oct. 12 beginning at 11:30 am at Fountain Commons. Included in this …

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Acadia Hockey Honour Roll Member adds another Honour AMHERST, N.S. – This past Wednesday, July 18, former Hockey Axeman Mark McFarlane ’95 along with two additional inductees were installed into the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame (Oakland, CA) in association …

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Axemen alumnus turned NHL assistant coach 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. Now …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Thunder Adds Acadia Product Makin Story courtesy of wichitathunder.com 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 …

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Edinburgh Capitals sign Canadian forward Dylan Anderson Story courtesy ofedinburghnews.scotsman.com 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 …

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