Locals integral part of Canada’s team at University Games

Newfoundland will be well represented on the Canadian hockey team which will take part in 2013 Winter Universiade (World University Games) Dec. 10-21 in Trentino, Italy.

Players Chris Owens (Acadia University) and Josh Day (St. Francis Xavier University) of St. John’s, along with Robert Slaney (St. FX) of Upper Island Cove will don Canada’s colours, while Brad Peddle of St. John’s will assist head coach Gardiner MacDougall. Peddle is in his ninth season as head coach of the X-Men.The team is comprised entirely of players from the Atlantic University Sport conference.Read more »

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

story courtesy of hockey.acadiau.ca 01/12/2013 12:39 am

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

29/11/2013 11:38 pm

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 »

Regina Pats head coach Malcolm Cameron has seen it all

Malcolm CameronRegina Pats head coach Malcolm Cameron at practice at the Co-operators Centre on Wednesday November 27 2013.
Photograph by: Bryan Schlosser , Regina Leader-Post

 On many a day, Malcolm Cameron has been a motor coach.

The Regina Pats’ head coach has grown accustomed to life on the buses, and not strictly because he is in his third season with the WHL team.

Most of his time on the iron lung has been spent as a player or coach in the minors – especially in the East Coast Hockey League.

Given that seasoning, the 44-year-old Cameron felt right at home during the Pats’ recent tour of the WHL’s U.S. Division. After all these years, and all these destinations, he is eminently qualified to discuss bus trips through the United States.

“When I coached in Texas and Florida, particularly, our closest road game was nine hours away, so we spent a lot of time on the road,” Cameron reflected before the Pats practised on Wednesday. “One time in Florida, I think we were gone 21 days on the road. It’s tough on families, for sure, but we came out of it pretty good.” Some things never change.Read more »

StFX hands Hockey Axemen their second loss of the season

Acadia_StFX13story courtesy of hockey.acadiau.ca 27/11/2013 10:01 pm

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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Heelis, Thompson and Cazzola top three in AUS points standings

23/11/2013 2:17 pm

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The CIS No. 4 ranked Acadia Axemen hockey team extended their winning streak to nine with a 4-2 win over the scrappy Dalhousie Tigers who picked up a win in their last game against the Saint Mary’s Huskies – their second of the season.

Alex Beaton opened up the first period scoring with a goal at the three minute mark assisted by linemates Scott Trask and Tyler Ferry. The Tigers responded with 20 seconds remaining in the first, when Tiger Fabian Walsh knotted the score with the help of Brett Plouffe and Chris Ivanko.

The Axemen retook the lead in the second period, when Brett Thompson scored his fifth of the season from Mike Cazzola and Liam Heelis to end the first 40 minutes 2-1.Read more »

CIS No. 4 ranked Axemen hand StFX 3-2 OT loss

story courtesy of hockey.acadiau.ca 20/11/2013 11:09 pm

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Tonight’s game needed more than regulation time as the CIS No. 4 ranked Acadia men’s hockey team beat the StFX X-Men in overtime to keep the streak alive. It was assistant captain Chris Owens, on the power play, who put a laser beam of a slap shot over the shoulder of Drew Owsley and off the crossbar, giving the Axemen a 3-2 victory. Owens was awarded the games Subway First Star for his clutch performance.

The Axemen continue to play well, stretching their winning streak to eight games, improving their record to 9-1-0 on the season so far. The win also places Acadia in first place in the AUS standings after the St. Thomas Tommies upset the UNB Varsity Reds 3-2 in Fredericton tonight.Read more »

CIS No. 5 Axemen extend winning streak to seven with 5-4 win

17/11/2013 11:25 am
MONCTON, N.B. – The Acadia Axemen made it seven wins in a row, with a 5-4 victory over the Moncton Aigles Bleus on Moncton home ice. The 8-1 Axemen, coming off a hard fought OT Shooutout win over the #2 ranked UNB Varsity Reds on Friday.

Captain Liam Heelis scored the eventual game winner at 18:47 of the third period to give the Axemen a 5-3 lead in the closing minutes. The lead would be shortened by a Simon Lacroix goal in the dying seconds of the game forcing Acadia to hold tightly onto the one goal margin.

First year goalie Brandon Glover got the start for the Axemen, and played a solid game stopping 27 of 31 shots to grab the win, while the 4-4 Aigles Bleus’ Adrien Lemay made 27 of 32 saves in the loss.Read more »

CIS No. 5 ranked Acadia hands Varsity Reds their first loss

16/11/2013 12:11 am

FREDERICTON, N.B. – The CIS No. 5 ranked Acadia Axemen gained ground on the undefeated CIS No. 2 UNB Varsity Reds in the AUS men’s hockey standings with a 4-3 overtime shootout win. The Varsity Reds experienced their first loss of the regular season in a game that posted a 21-20 shots on net Acadia advantage in regulation time.

UNB grabbed a quick early lead only 20 seconds into the opening period when Adrian Robertson scored on the UNB man advantage. Acadia’s Joe Gaynor was handed a two minute roughing penalty after only 12 seconds of time came off the clock after the opening faceoff.

Just over five minutes later, AUS All-Star defenceman Chris Owens scored on a one-timer fed by Brett Thompson on the powerplay to tie the game for the first of three times. Before the end of the first frame, V-Red Cam Braes put UNB back in the lead on the third and last powerplay goal of the night.Read more »

Cazzola, Owens and Heelis represent Acadia on FISU Games roster

13/11/2013 2:28 pm
Owens, Cazzola and Heelis

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Wednesday the Canadian men’s hockey roster for the 2013 Winter Universiade in Trentino, Italy.

The 26th biennial Games will run from December 10 to 21, with the men’s hockey gold-medal match set for the final day of competition.

An all-star team comprised entirely of players from the AUS conference will wear the maple leaf jersey on their chests in Trentino.Read more »