Acadia Axemen / Acadia Axewomen
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
Fight song"Stand Up and Cheer!"
ColoursGarnet and Blue

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:


Main article: Acadia Axemen football

The Acadia Axemen football team has been in operation since 1957 and has won 15 conference championships and two national championships.[2]

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.


  1. ^ "Acadia Athletics Quick Facts". University of Acadia. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  2. ^ 1981 Football Axemen: ‘A special group of players’