Question 5 – Can the Axemen Repeat as AUS Champions?

UNB-ACA14The 5th and final question we will look at from AUS enthusiasts entering the 2014-15 regarding this year’s Axemen club, was can they repeat as AUS champions?

Coming into the season, there were some questions, as we’ve outlined in the first 4 parts of this series, all of these things would need to go right in order for the Axemen to have a chance at repeating. As we sit here on December 5th, we look back at 16 games played by the Axemen, a 12-3-1 record, ranked 5th in the country in the weekly CIS hockey rankings. They are tied in points with CIS #3 ranked Saint Mary’s Huskies, and 1 point back of CIS #2 ranked UNB Varsity Reds, for top spot in the AUS.

A couple of key points to be aware of:

  • The Axemen have beaten conference leader UNB twice so far this season, both games were decided in overtime, once in Wolfville, and once in Fredericton.
  • Acadia’s road record is 7-1-1, and 5-2 on home ice.
  • Of the Axemen’s final 12 games, only 5 will be played on the road, with 7 taking place at home at the Andrew H McCain Arena in Wolfville.
  • The Axemen are 0-2 against SMU in the first half, the two teams’ face off twice more in the final 12 games, so Acadia will look to improve on this head to head record.

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