Heelis nets 3 goals in Acadia’s 9-1 win over STU

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FREDERICTON, N.B. – The Acadia Axemen hockey team improved their record to 12-1-2 with a lopsided 9-1 win over the St. Thomas Tommies. With the win, the CIS No. 3 ranked Axemen hold onto first place in the AUS standings.

Third year forward and team captain, Liam Heelis, was named the Subway First Star of the Game, picking up three goals and two assists in the win over St. Thomas. Heelis leads the AUS and CIS with 16 goals and 11 assists in 15 games.

Heelis scored his first of three goals at the 13 minute mark of the opening period. The Axemen took a 2-0 lead when Travis Randell netted his first goal of the regular season with 13 seconds remaining in the first frame.

Dustin Ekelman scored the only goal of the second period with 53 seconds remaining to give Acadia a 3-0 lead.Read more »

Acadia’s Cazzola scores Canada’s first goal in 6-2 win

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The Canadian men’s hockey team is bringing home gold from the Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy.

Team Canada, made up of AUHC players and including Acadia’s Chris Owens, Liam Heelis and Mike Cazzola, captured gold with a 6-2 win over Kazakhstan in the gold medal game Saturday morning, Dec. 21.Read more »

Winter Universiade men’s hockey Canada edges defending champ Russia, to play for gold on Saturday

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TRENTINO, Italy (CIS) – Tyler Carroll from the University of New Brunswick had a goal and an assist as the Canadian men’s hockey team advanced to the gold-medal final at the Winter Universiade thanks to a 2-1 semifinal victory over defending two-time champion Russia, Friday afternoon.

It was a remarkable win for the team comprised of Atlantic University Sport all-stars, who were facing a powerful opponent which entered the contest with an unblemished 4-0 record, having outscored its rivals by a 25-3 margin in the process. The Russian lineup includes 11 players with KHL experience, nine of them currently skating in the league.

Canada (4-1) will face either Kazakhstan or the United States in the championship match Saturday at 8:30 a.m. EST (2:30 p.m. Trentino), live on www.fisu.tv.Read more »

Winter Universiade men’s hockey: Canada blanks Slovakia in quarters, to face Russia in semis


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TRENTINO, Italy (CIS) – Tyler Carroll scored two goals while Chris Culligan and Éric Faille tallied three points apiece as the Canadian men’s hockey team qualified for the semifinals at the Winter Universiade thanks to a 6-0 quarter-final win over Slovakia, Wednesday night.

The result sets up yet another meeting at the biennial tournament between Canada and archrival Russia, Friday at 10:30 a.m. EST (4:30 p.m. Trentino) in the early Final Four matchup. The second semi will see the United States battle Kazakhstan at 2:30 p.m. EST. Both games are streamed live at www.fisu.tv.

In today’s other quarter-finals, Russia (4-0) beat the Czech Republic 5-1, the USA (3-1) shut out Italy 5-0 and Kazakhstan (4-0) dominated Latvia 6-1.

The Canadians and Russians – the two-time defending champions – have met at each of the last four FISU tourneys. Russia prevailed 4-2 in the 2011 semis, 4-2 in the 2009 gold-medal match and 6-0 in pool play in 2005, while the Canucks triumphed 3-1 in the 2007 final to capture their third Universiade title.Read more »

(TRENTINO, Italy) – The Canadian men’s hockey team suffered its first setback at the Winter Universiade dropping a 4-2 decision to Kazakhstan in its third and final preliminary round game, Sunday evening.

Kazakhstan (3-0) and Canada (2-1) finish first and second in Pool C, respectively, and both advance to the quarter-finals of the biennial competition on Dec. 18. Their next opponents will be decided once pool play wraps up on Monday.

After opening the 12-team tournament with convincing wins over Japan, 12-1, and Ukraine, 11-0, the Canucks were brought back to earth by a rival they had defeated 3-1 in the bronze-medal match two years ago in Turkey.

Special teams played a key role in today’s contest as Kazakhstan scored twice on eight power play opportunities and added a short-handed marker, while the team of Atlantic University Sport all-stars went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.Read more »

Canada blanks Ukraine 11-0, improves to 2-0

(TRENTINO, Italy) – Pierre Vandall from Dalhousie University had a goal and three assists and Nick MacNeil from UNB scored his fifth and sixth of the tournament as the Canadian men’s hockey team improved to 2-0 at the Winter Universiade thanks to an 11-0 win over Ukraine, Friday night.

can-ukr-FISUBronze medallists in 2011, the Canucks will wrap up pool play Sunday at 2 p.m. EST (8 p.m. Trentino) against Kazakhstan (1-0), the country they edged 3-1 two years ago in the third-place match of the biennial competition.

The Red and White led 3-0 after the opening period and 8-0 after 40 minutes and outshot its opponents 59-14, including 19-1 in the first, 24-5 in the second and 16-8 in the third.Read more »

UNB’s MacNeil scores four, Canada opens with 12-1 domination of Japan

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20131209_Hockey_CANJAP_FedMod_014(TRENTINO, Italy) – Nick MacNeil scored four goals and Mike Cazzola tallied six points as the Canadian men’s hockey team dominated Japan 12-1 in its tournament opener at the 26th Winter Universiade, on Tuesday night.

The red and white squad, comprised entirely of all-stars from the Atlantic University Sport conference, now enjoys a two-day break before facing Ukraine on Friday in its second of three Pool A contests. The Canucks will then wrap up the preliminary round on Sunday against Kazakhstan, a nation they beat 3-1 two years ago in the bronze-medal match of the biennial competition.

The Canadians missed a glorious opportunity to open the scoring only 78 seconds into the game when Chris Culligan was awarded a penalty shot after being tripped. The team captain couldn’t capitalize but it would be one of the rare joyous moments on the evening for the overmatched Japanese side.Read more »

CIS No. 4 Acadia hands No. 3 UNB lopsided 5-1 loss

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WOLFVILLE, N.S. – A highly anticipated match up was set as the CIS No. 3 ranked UNB Varsity Reds visited the CIS No. 4 Acadia Axemen in Wolfville.

With over 1700 in attendance for this Saturday night match up at the Acadia Arena, the game was one of the more physical games of the year, including numerous penalties on both sides, totaling a combined 72 minutes.

Starting right off the opening draw the ice seemed to be tilted in Acadia’s favour. Third year forward Joel Ridgeway opened the scoring 13 minutes into the game and was given the game’s Subway third star. Ridgeway was in the right spot at the right time, when all he had to do was poke the puck into the net, as the UNB goaltender Charles Lavigne lost track of the puck. Acadia would hold onto the 1-0 lead into the locker room.Read more »

Moncton improves to 6-5-0 with Shootout victory over CIS No. 4 Acadia

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1455857_634914796555357_734894660_nWOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Moncton Aigles Bleus erased a 2-0 first period deficit and grabbed a 4-3 overtime shootout win to improve to 6-5-0. A late third period delay-of-game penalty by Acadia cost them the victory. Eric Faille tied the game with 48 seconds remaining in regulation time on the powerplay and scored the shootout winner, earning him the Subway First Star of the Game.

Brandon Glover stopped 39 of 42 shots and received the games third star for his performance.

Acadia’s Dylan Anderson opened the scoring early in the first on a remarkable deke, out-skating the Moncton defenseman, cutting across the crease and netting his third of the season.

Later in the period, Wolfville, N.S. native KC Brown was the recipient of a beautiful tic-tac-toe goal, picking up his first of the year and putting the Axemen up by two. Only a minute and 39 seconds later, Moncton’s Pier-Antoine Dion went top shelf over a sprawling Brandon Glover to bring the Aigles Bleus back to within one.Read more »

StFX hands Hockey Axemen their second loss of the season

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ANTIGONISH, N.S. – The Acadia Axemen’s nine game winning streak comes to an end with a 4-3 overtime loss to the host StFX X-men.  X-man Spencer McAvoy knocked in an Evan Mosher rebound to give StFX the win while the Axemen pick up a single point for the overtime loss.

Third  year forward Liam Heelis opened the scoring with a short-handed goal in the first period on a turnover giving the first year captain a breakaway that he put high under the bar at 15:20.

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