Bryson E. Crowell ’49

Amherst native Bryson Crowell starred in hockey, rugby, basketball, baseball and field events in high school before entering Acadia in the fall of 1945.

The fifteen-year-old was recruited to became a member of the English rugby team that was destined to win several Halifax City League and Nova Scotia intercollegiate titles during his four year stay with the Axemen.

In varsity hockey this fine two-way centre iceman was even more outstanding as he was among his team’s top three scorers and the league’s top seven scorers. In 1947-48, for example, he led his team in scoring with sixty-three points.

In 1947-48 Bryson, with linemates “Moe” Smith and “Rocky” MacFarlane, was a key performer as the Axemen defeated St. Francis Xavier and St. Dunstan’s to win tri-province honours. The following season, while wearing the “C”, he and his “Punch Line” wingers starred as the Axemen again were crowned Maritime champs with triumphs over St. F. X. and U.N.B.

After Acadia Bryson went to Springfield College where graduated with a master’s degree in physical education. Following a two-year teaching career he became a salesman in the pharmaceutical business.

Since 1993 he has resided in Kentville. In his spare time Bryson -Nova Scotia’s golfer of the year in 1987 and twice a runner-up in Canadian senior men’s championship play – continues to enjoy the game, being a member of the Ken-Wo Club.
It is indeed a pleasure to welcome for induction to the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame, Bryson Crowell, a multi-talented athlete who was a key member of several provincial and Maritime intercollegiate hockey and English