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Acadia Axemen Football
Acadia Axemen / Acadia Axewomen
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UniversityAcadia University
AssociationU Sports
ConferenceAtlantic University Sport
Athletic directorKevin Dickie
LocationWolfville, Nova Scotia
Varsity teamsBasketball, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Football stadiumRaymond Field
ArenaAcadia Arena
ColoursGarnet and Blue
         
Websitewww.acadiau.ca/sports/

The Acadia Axemen and Axewomen are the men's and women's athletic teams that represent Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.[1] The on-campus sports facilities used by Axemen teams include Raymond Field for various field sports and Andrew H. McCain Arena for ice hockey.

Varsity teams

Acadia Axemen teams compete in:

Football

Acadia Axemen
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First season1957
Athletic directorKevin Dickie
Head coachJeff Cummins
15th year, 62–58–0  (.517)
Other StaffShad McLachlan (DC)
Home StadiumRaymond Field
Stadium capacity3000
Stadium surfaceFieldTurf
LocationWolfville, Nova Scotia
LeagueU Sports
ConferenceAUS (1999-present)
Past associationsNSJCFL (1957)
MIFL (1958-1959)
AFC (1960-1965)
MIAA (1966-1968)
AIAA (1969-1973)
AUAA (1974-1998)
All-time record– 
Postseason record– 
Tournaments
Vanier Cups2
1979, 1981
Atlantic Bowls4
1976, 1977, 1979, 1981
Jewett Trophies14
1975, 1976, 1977, 1979,
1980, 1981, 1986, 1995,
1998, 2005, 2006, 2011,
2012, 2017
Hec Crighton winners3
Al Charuk, Bob Stracina, Bob Cameron
Current uniform
CIS Acadia Jersey.png
ColoursGarnet and Blue
         
Fight songWagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show
OutfitterAdidas
Websiteacadiau.ca

The Axemen football team has been in continuous operation since 1957 when they played their first full season in the Nova Scotia Junior Canadian Football League.[2] The program entered the top tier in Maritime football in 1962 and has been competing there ever since.[3] The program saw its greatest success from 1975 to 1981 where they won six conference championships, appeared in four Vanier Cup national championships, and won two of those in 1979 and in 1981. The Last AUS Football Team in The Maritimes, not to be part of the 2 Hour Triangle of Driving.[4]

Recently, the Axemen had their most success in the 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2017 seasons, when the teams finished first in the AUS and reached the Uteck Bowl all five years. Since 1998, the program has qualified for the playoffs every year except for the 2008 season.[5]

Recent regular season results

Season Games Won Lost OTL PCT PF PA Standing Playoffs
2001 8 4 4 0 0.500 121 187 2nd in AUS Lost to Saint Mary's Huskies in Loney Bowl 38-7
2002 8 4 4 0 0.500 205 215 3rd in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 25-11
2003 8 4 4 0 0.500 201 181 2nd in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 30-28
2004 8 5 3 0 0.625 254 156 2nd in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 15-11
Lost to Saint Mary's Huskies in Loney Bowl 24-7
2005 8 5 3 0 0.625 276 135 1st in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 69-6
Lost to Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in Uteck Bowl 31-10
2006 8 5 3 - 0.625 197 155 1st in AUS Defeated Mount Allison Mounties in semi-final 16-16
Defeated Saint Mary's Huskies in Loney Bowl 32-24
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Uteck Bowl 57-10
2007 8 3 5 - 0.375 182 287 3rd in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 38-17
2008 8 1 7 - 0.125 120 239 4th in AUS Missed Playoffs
2009 8 2 6 - 0.250 138 239 3rd in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 33-30
2010 8 4 4 - 0.500 134 154 2nd in AUS Defeated Mount Allison Mounties in semi-final 22-14 (OT)
Lost to Saint Mary's Huskies in Loney Bowl 37-8
2011 8 7 1 - 0.875 261 108 1st in AUS Defeated Saint Mary's Huskies in Loney Bowl 39-20
Lost to McMaster Marauders in Uteck Bowl 45-21
2012 8 7 1 - 0.875 229 132 1st in AUS Defeated Saint Mary's Huskies in Loney Bowl 17-9
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Uteck Bowl 42-7
2013 8 3 5 - 0.375 165 122 3rd in AUS Lost to Mount Allison Mounties in semi-final 19-10
2014 8 3 5 - 0.375 144 210 3rd in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 18-17
2015 8 4 4 - 0.500 185 170 3rd in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 26-4
2016 8 2 6 - 0.250 124 214 3rd in AUS Lost to Mount Allison Mounties in semi-final 27-18
2017 8 6 2 - 0.750 226 193 1st in AUS Defeated Saint Mary's Huskies in Loney Bowl 45-38 (OT)[6]
Lost to Western Mustangs in Uteck Bowl 81-3
2018 8 5 3 - 0.625 236 146 3rd in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 33-10

[7][8]

National championships

Vanier Cup

Axemen playing Laval Rouge et Or at Laval on September 15, 2012

Semi-final championships

Uteck Bowl

  • Runner Up: 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2017

Atlantic Bowl

  • Champions: 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981
  • Runner Up: 1975, 1980, 1986, 1995, 1998

Conference championships

Jewett Trophy (Loney Bowl)

  • Champions: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2017

Axemen in the CFL

As of the start of the 2019 CFL season, four former Axemen players are on CFL teams' rosters:

Ice hockey

The Acadia Axemen ice hockey team has played in the final of the David Johnston University Cup four times, winning the championship in 1993 and 1996:

Year Location Champion Score Runner Up
1992 Ontario Toronto, Ontario Alberta Golden Bears 5-2 Acadia Axemen
1993 Ontario Toronto, Ontario Acadia Axemen 12-1 Toronto Varsity Blues
1996 Ontario Toronto, Ontario Acadia Axemen 3-2 Waterloo Warriors
1998 Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan UNB Varsity Reds 6-3 Acadia Axemen

In addition, two Axemen have been honoured with the Major W.J. 'Danny' McLeod award as the University Cup's Most Valuable Player: forward George Dupont in 1993 and forward Greg Clancy in 1996.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Canadian Football in Halifax and Nova Scotia 1940-1957
  3. ^ University Football in Atlantic Canada 1958-1973
  4. ^ 1981 Football Axemen: 'A special group of players'
  5. ^ Bob Adams CIS Sportspage, 1997
  6. ^ "AUS hands Loney Bowl title to Acadia following eligibility controversy with SMU". Atlantic. 2017-11-09. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Bob Adams CIS Sportspage
  8. ^ U Sports Standings

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