A great influence on so many people

story courtesy of the chronicle herald, May 4, 2013 – 10:12pm By STEVE BEZANSON Sports Reporter

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Connie MacNeil passed away this past Thursday. He was 84. This photo was taken at Acadia Arena in January 2010, prior to the 60th anniversary of him scoring three goals in a six-second span. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff / File)

His record of 3 goals in 6 seconds during an Annapolis Valley Senior B Hockey League playoff game at the old Acadia Arena on Feb. 27, 1950 might always be cause for debate among hockey purists.

But one thing that will never be disputed is the character and charisma Connie MacNeil exhibited as an educator, academic administrator, coach and athlete. A native of Reserve Mines, MacNeil, 84, passed away on Thursday.

“I just saw Connie in church last week and he was his normal, cheerful self,” said Nova Scotian sports historian Burton Russell, a lifelong friend of MacNeil. “And to suddenly hear he’s gone, I’m just shocked. But he sure had a great life and a great influence on so many people. (more…)

Character, experience key for LU men

By Ben Leeson, Sudbury Star

Craig Duncanson is the new head coach of the men's hockey team at Laurentian University. JOHN LAPPA/THE SUDBURY STAR/QMI AGENCY

Craig Duncanson is the new head coach of the men’s hockey team at Laurentian University. JOHN LAPPA/THE SUDBURY STAR/QMI AGENCY

While building the first Laurentian University men’s hockey team in 13 years, head coach Craig Duncanson has focused as much on what’s between prospective players’ ears and inside their chests as on what they can do with their hands and feet.

“We have recruited extensively and surrounded ourselves with as many quality ju nior players as possible, guys who have been captains in leagues across Ontario and a few from out west and from Quebec,” Duncanson said. “These are leaders, captains and that’s how we’re trying to create that culture, by adding good character people. (more…)

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22 April 2013 Last updated at 10:49 GMT

Nottingham Panthers: Brandon Benedict re-signs

Nottingham Panthers import forward Brandon Benedict has signed a new contract to stay with the treble-winning side for a third season.

Benedict, 30, who joined the Panthers in 2011 from Belfast, played 65 games in Nottingham’s Elite League, Challenge Cup and play-off triumphs last term.

Coach Corey Neilson, who recently signed a contract extension, said retaining the Canadian is a major coup.

“He was a primary target for us,” Neilson revealed. (more…)

StFX’s Beukeboom and Acadia’s Clark to represent AUS at BLG Awards
18/04/2012 10:20 am

andrew_clark_CIS_award2012CALGARY (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport and national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced Wednesday the eight finalists for the 20th Annual BLG Awards.

The BLG Awards were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.
On Monday, April 30, the eight national nominees will be honoured, with one female and one male winner receiving a $10,000 post-graduate scholarship in front of more than 1,000 guests at the EPCOR Centre’s Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary.

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  • story courtesy of the Daily Observer – Valley Pulpit 11 Jan 2013
  • REV. TERRY BURNS Terry Burns is the Pastor of Pembroke Pentecostal Tabernacle. comments are welcome at thevalleypulpit@gmail.com.

Rev. Terry Burns and his brother Darren (head coach of the Acadia Axemen) weigh in on Canada being shut out of the medals at the world juniors over the Christmas break. On Thursday morning last week, I bounded from my bed, ran to the TV room like a child waking up on Christmas day and expected to hear of a decisive Team Canada win over the U.S. as I tuned in to TSN. I couldn’t believe my eyes, there it was: U.S. 5, Canada 1. And then another heartbreak, a loss to Russia! I have been following just about every major media network in Canada since then and have just about hurled as I have read the online comments from sports fans chirping in on the “whys” for the loss. (more…)

T.J. Colello Published on January 01, 2013

Glace Bay defenceman has skated for Klagenfurt AC the past five seasons

SYDNEY — Kirk Furey has had a long, professional hockey career. He’s played at a few levels in North America and has skated in Europe for the past nine seasons, so you would think he’s seen it all.

fureyThat was until he skated alongside 6-8, 227-pound Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers.
“He’s probably the tallest guy I’ve ever played with and bar none the best skater for a guy that big,” said the 36-year-old blue-liner from Glace Bay. “He’s unbelievable. He’s like a gazelle out there.“Personally, I don’t know if you’ll ever see a guy skate like that again at that size. I’ve been away a long time and I watch NHL games on television. I remember watching him in his first year and saying to myself ‘Oh my God,’ but to play with him, he can skate.” (more…)

Dec 17, 2012 -story courtesy of David Salter – thepacket.caphoto_2015046_resize_articleAcadia coach Darren Burns speaks in glowing terms when discussing the Newfoundland triumvirate wearing Axemen colours in the Atlantic Universities Hockey Conference (AUHC) this season.

Defenceman Chris Owens of St. John’s is regarded as one of the conference’s best players, goaltender Evan Mosher of Conception Bay South has struggled but still has a fan in Burns, and freshman Travis Randell has exceeded expectations.

Owens, in his third year with the Wolfville, Nova Scotia program, was off to an MVP-type season until Nov. 30th when he was sidelined indefinitely with a concussion by a dirty hit that resulted in a 12-game suspension for the University of Prince Edward Island perpetrator. Apparently, UPEI’s Mason Wilgosh skated in from the blueline to check Owens who had just dished off a pass behind his team’s net and was looking the other way. The suspension is very significant considering AUHC teams only play a 28-game schedule. (more…)

By Kirk Starratt, November 29, 2012

kstarratt@kingscountynews.ca

NovaNewsNow.com

Colin Archer has two sisters and it’s important to him that sexism and violence toward women become a thing of the past.

photo_2226036_resizeArcher, a member of the Acadia Axemen hockey team, was among a group of about two dozen protesters who converged on the streets of downtown Wolfville Nov. 25 to take part in a march linking the Real Men Wear Heels and the Take Back the Night movements. The message was clear: protesting sexism and violence toward women. Those taking part carried colourful signs and chanted slogans such as “no means no” and “stop the silence, stop the violence.”

“It has to be a thing of the past,” Archer said. “We have to grow to progress.”

He said there were a few members of the hockey team there to take part. Archer said it was important to him to participate because “if you can’t take the initiative, you can’t expect others to.” (more…)

photo_2218720_resize_articleAcadia Director of Varsity Athletics Kevin Dickie has a lot to be proud of right now, from the successes of the Axemen and Axewomen in the field, rink and gym to Acadia’s successful blending of academics, athletics and community services.Published on November 19, 2012 The Register/Advertiser

By John DeCoste

jdecoste@kingscountynews.ca

Acadia University ended last week with four of its varsity teams ranked in their respective CIS national Top-10s – which, according to Director of Athletics Kevin Dickie, is an unprecedented number for the Wolfville school. (more…)

Acadia at Quinnipiac
at Hamden, Conn.
10/4/2014 at 7:00 PM
Acadia
4
Quinnipiac
1

 

Scoring Summary
1st
Quinnipiac 02:05 Clifton, Tim ( Tiefenwerth, K.J. & Smith, Derek )
2nd
Acadia 07:56 SH – Liam Heelis ( unassisted)
Acadia 09:30 PP – Boston Leier ( Mike Cazzola & Liam Heelis )
Acadia 13:55 PP – Zachary Franko ( Matthew Pufahl & Mike Cazzola )
3rd
Acadia 14:24 Mike Cazzola ( Boston Leier & Zachary Franko )
Three Stars
Mike Cazzola – Acadia
Boston Leier – Acadia
Zachary Franko – Acadia

Acadia

# Skaters POS G A +/- S FO PIM
2 Stephen Woodworth 0 0 0 0 0-0 2
7 Remy Giftopoulos 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
9 Scott Trask 0 0 -1 2 3-10 0
10 Zachary Franko 1 1 +1 4 0-1 0
13 Mike Cazzola * c 1 2 +1 3 7-19 0
14 Daniel Poliziano 0 0 0 2 0-0 0
17 Liam Heelis * rw 1 1 +1 3 2-3 0
19 Joel Ridgeway 0 0 0 2 0-0 4
20 Chris Buonomo 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
23 John Girman 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
24 Alex Beaton * lw 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
25 Sam Forietti 0 0 0 0 2-10 0
26 Boston Leier 1 1 +2 5 0-0 0
27 Geoff Schemitsch 0 0 -1 0 0-0 0
29 Brandon Glover * g 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
32 Tyler Ferry * d 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
37 Taylor Makin 0 0 0 1 1-1 0
44 Matthew Pufahl 0 1 +1 0 0-0 0
45 Travis Gibbons * d 0 0 +1 3 0-0 0
55 Dylan Anderson 0 0 -1 0 5-6 0
61 Travis Randell 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
Totals 4 6 28 20-50 6
# Goalies GA Min SV S PIM
29 Brandon Glover 1 60:00 19 20 0

Quinnipiac

# Skaters POS G A +/- S FO PIM
2 Sherbinin, Brayden 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
3 Fiala, Joe 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
4 Clifton, Connor 0 0 -1 0 0-0 5
6 Toews, Devon 0 0 -1 0 0-0 2
7 Anas, Sam 0 0 -1 2 0-1 0
8 Barron, Alex 0 0 +1 0 0-0 0
10 Pieper, Cannon 0 0 0 2 6-7 0
11 Clifton, Tim 1 0 +1 2 5-11 0
12 Agosta, Justin 0 0 -1 1 0-0 0
13 Renouf, Jonah 0 0 0 0 1-1 2
14 Smith, Derek 0 1 0 2 0-0 0
15 Renouf, Nathan 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
16 Smith, Landon 0 0 -1 2 0-0 0
17 Tiefenwerth, K.J. 0 1 0 1 0-0 0
18 Jonzzon, Soren 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
19 MacMaster, Tanner * rw 0 0 0 1 0-0 0
22 Federico, Danny * d 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
23 Schutt, Tommy 0 0 0 2 3-5 0
24 Pieper, Bo 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
25 Hilbrich, Tom * d 0 0 0 0 1-1 0
26 St. Denis, Travis * c 0 0 -1 2 5-14 0
27 McKernan, Kevin 0 0 0 1 0-0 2
28 Lemire, Matt 0 0 -1 0 7-8 0
29 Lawrence, Sean * g 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
35 Meyers, Jacob 0 0 0 0 0-0 0
39 Taverner, Andrew * lw 0 0 0 1 2-2 0
Totals 1 2 20 30-50 11
# Goalies GA Min SV S PIM
29 Lawrence, Sean 3 40:00 14 17 0
35 Meyers, Jacob 1 20:00 10 11 0
Totals 4 60:00 24 28 0
Penalty Summary
1st
(no penalties)
2nd
Acadia 06:18 Joel Ridgeway: UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT MINOR 2 minutes
Quinnipiac 09:13 Renouf, Jonah: TRIPPING MINOR 2 minutes
Quinnipiac 10:02 Clifton, Connor: INTERFERENCE MAJOR 5 minutes
Quinnipiac 12:09 McKernan, Kevin: TRIPPING MINOR 2 minutes
Acadia 15:31 Stephen Woodworth: BOARDING MINOR 2 minutes
Acadia 17:59 Joel Ridgeway: CROSS-CHECKING MINOR 2 minutes
3rd
Quinnipiac 10:06 Toews, Devon: BOARDING MINOR 2 minutes
Penalty Totals
Acadia: 6 minutes on 3 infraction(s) Quinnipiac: 11 minutes on 4 infraction(s)
Shots 1 2 3 Total
Acadia 7 10 11 28
Quinnipiac 5 8 7 20
Power Plays
Acadia: 2 for 4 ( 0.500 ) Quinnipiac: 0 for 3 ( 0.000 )
Other Information
Game Length: 1:59
Attendance: 0
Referee: Will Harrop
Linesman: Mike Baker
Linesman: Glen Cooke
Goal judge: Chad Gouin
Goal judge: Len Mirto
Pen timekeeper: Mike Cusano
Game timekeeper: John Manzi
Scorer: Rueul Belcher
* Starter