1992-93 Men’s Hockey Team

The Tom Coolen – coached hockey Axemen of 1992-93 recorded an impressive 22-2-2 record during the regular season, thus tying the forty-six point Atlantic Conference record set by Moncton in 1988-89.

Individually team captain, George Dupont won the league’s scoring title with fifty-seven points and Derek Kletzel was named the Conference’s top rookie. Dupont was joined on the league’s All-Star team by teammates Denis Sproxton, Kevin Knopp and Norm Batherson.

In conference playoff action the Axemen followed up an opening game loss to the University of Cape Breton, by posting consecutive wins over the Capers, Dalhousie and U.N.B. to win the Halifax Herald Trophy.

On March 19, 1993 at Toronto’s Varsity Arena, the Axemen led by All-Canadian Coach, Tom Coolen and CIAU first-team All-Star George Dupont, handily defeated Alberta Golden Bears, the defending champs, 9-4, to gain a spot in the national finals.

At Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, the Axemen in an awesome display in all aspects of the game, blasted the University of Toronto, 12-1, to gain for Acadia its first ever CIAU Men’s Hockey title.

In front of a record crowd of 7,800 fans, the Axemen received an outstanding performance from player-of-the-game and the tournament’s most valuable player, George Dupont, who was joined on the All-Star team by teammates Denis Sproxton, Jeff MacLeod, Kevin Knopp and Sean Rowe.

It is indeed a pleasure to welcome for induction to the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame, coaches staff and players of the 1992-93 Hockey Axemen – the CIAU 1992-93 champions.