Flaman Named Captain; Webb, Wilson and Henderson Assistant Captains
The Acadia Axemen are proud to announce their Captains for the 2022-23 season. Jack Flaman has been named the Team’s Captain, with Reilly Webb, Hudson Wilson, and Eric Henderson being named assistant captains.
Flaman, a 5th year forward from Vibank, Saskatchewan, was named Captain last season following the holiday break, captaining the team as they hosted the University Cup last spring in Wolfville. Flaman played his junior hockey in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks, Vancouver Giants, Lethbridge Hurricanes, and Red Deer Rebels, as well as in the SJHL with the Notre Dame Hounds.
Reilly Webb, a 6’4” defenceman from Stoney Creek, Ontario, enters his 3rd season as an Axemen after 5 season in the OHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs and Saginaw Spirit.
Hudson Wilson, a 6’3” defenceman from Toronto, Ontario, also entering his 3rd season for Acadia, played his 5 years of junior in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s, serving as the team’s assistant Captain in 2018-19, finishing his time in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes.
Eric Henderson, a 4th year forward from Kingsville, Ontario, he too played in the OHL previous to coming to Acadia, playing with the London Knights, Oshawa General, and Hamilton Bulldogs. The 6’2″ winger served as the Generals assistant captain for 40 games to begin the 2018-19 season before moving on to Hamilton.
Coach Darren Burns said, “We are extremely excited to announce our Captains for this upcoming season. This is a very significant process, especially at this juncture for our program. Coming out of two unusual years and bringing in so many new players the importance of re-invigorating key elements that go with playing hockey here at Acadia is crucial. We are fortunate here, as coaches, that many former players live here in the valley and we are continually reminded of what their experience has meant to them, and we need to make sure we work to provide this for our players of the future. It’s 2022 and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for young athletes to lead, but I think the players we have chosen are fortunate because we have assembled a strong group of character kids, who understand how fortunate they are to live here, attend Acadia, and be an Acadia Hockey player.
Leadership is guys who love the game 24-7. Real hockey players love the smell of a rink, the noise from the Zamboni and live the game all day long. It’s crucial to have those behind-the-scenes guys who can not only do the right things on and off the ice but get us to another level. We want people who exude passion for the game and care for others when no one else is looking. This will come to the forefront in their hard work and passion to play the game. We feel strongly about the choices and look forward to working with them, along with the entire team here this season.”
The Axemen open their season on the road on Wednesday, October 5th against the Dal Tigers before returning home for a Saturday night matchup against the Moncton Aigles Bleus in Wolfville.