Carl Trask – 1931

Yarmouth County native Carl Trask was a distinguished athlete who starred on virtually every mens team at Acadia during the late 1920s and early 1930s. He excelled in swimming, water polo, rugby and baseball, and he was captain of the 1930 men’s varsity basketball team that captured the Eastern Canadian Championship. In the Eastern Canadian […]

George Spicer “Gammie” Atkins- 1915

Spencer’s Island, Nova Scotia native George “Gammie” Atkins first atttacted attention on the English rugby field during the fall of 1909, starring for the Horton Academy team. Following two academic years and outstanding .performances on the rugby field, George entered Acadia during the fall of 1911 and continued his football heroics with the Acadia varsity […]

John Leggitt- 1948

Glace Bay native John Leggitt starred in both varsity rugby and hockey, being considered by his peers as probably the rugby team’s best inside three-quarter and hockey’s top defensive defenseman of their time. For three seasons as well he played creditably in interclass basketball and interclass track, but it was on the rugby field and […]

Burnett A. Ralston- 1935

Burnett A. Ralston–better known as “Burnie”-was born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia but attended Morris Street, Halifax Academy and Saint John High Schools. A gifted athlete who participated in interclass basketball, baseball, swimming, track and field, hockey and soccer, he is best remembered athletically as an excellent varsity English rugby and basketball performer. On the football […]

1955-56 Men’s Rugby Team

The 1955 rugby season was destined to be an historic one for the Axemen as the subsequent fall Canadian Football was to replace the longtime popular sport. On the field of action during the fall months of that ’55-’56 academic year, the Fred Kelly-guided footballers showed plenty of skill and indomitable spirits as they overcame […]

Francis Mouzar- 1944

The late Francis Mouzar, a 1944 graduate of Acadia University and a longtime baseball star of the Nova Scotia and Maritime-championship winning Liverpool Larrupers, was excellent in both intercollegiate basketball and English rugby. First appearing on the Acadia campus in the thirties as a student of Horton Academy where he starred in athletics, he was […]

Frank Theakston- 1941

A graduate of Acadia in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics and subsequently a Nova Scotia Tech graduate with Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Engineering, Frank Theakston was an outstanding athlete, starring in both rugby and hockey. On the grid iron this former Colchester Academy performer saw action with the ’38 […]

Wallace Barteaux- 1927

Wallace Barteaux, an Annapolis County native and a long time principal, teacher and coach at Kings County Academy in Kentville was one of the province’s best all-round athletes, excelling in baseball, hockey, rugby and track and field. A star in intercollegiate athletics at Acadia, Wallace Barteaux -more familiarly known as “Wally” or “Bart” -also was […]

1936-37 English Rugby Team

…captured the Maritime Intercollegiate crown in an historic marathon contest. The ’36-’37 English Rugby Squad has often been described as one of the most successful teams during Acadia’s first century of existence. Following a very exciting ’35-’36 campaign in which they captured Provincial Intercollegiate honours with a 6-3 triumph over St. F.X. and barely missed […]

James Feindel – 1938

..whose achievements established a standard for future Axemen. One of the finest all-round athletes ever to grace the playing fields of Acadia was the late Dr. James Robert Feindel, better known to the sports followers of his time as “Jo-Jo”. Jim Feindel, who departed from Acadia during the spring of 1938, entered Dalhousie University that […]

1949-50 Men’s Rugby Team

’49-’50 Men’s Rugby Team Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990 One of the finest clubs ever to represent Acadia University was the ’49 Rugby Axemen, a team that captured Nova Scotia and Maritime Intercollegiate titles and Maritime senior championship with its prestigious prize; the McCurdy Cup. Coached by the incomparable Major Fred Kelly, […]

Johnny MacAskill

John Macaskill- 1952 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990 Johnny MacAskill, born in Boston but a Glace Bay resident during his formative years, first attracted attention on the Acadia campus during the fall of’ 49 as he and his teammates won the Maritime Intercollegiate rugby title with a sudden-death victory over Mt. Allison. […]

Howie Ryan

Howard R. Ryan- 1931   (1909-1975) Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990   Howie Ryan, a member of a well known Truro sports family, was a most gifted athlete in rugby, hockey and track and field, at Acadia from the fall of ’27 to the spring of ’31. As a member of Coach Fred […]

James Gray

James Goode Gray- 1948 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989 Jimmy Gray is undoubtedly one of the all-time greats in hockey history at Acadia. A native of Joggins Mines, NS, Jim entered Acadia in the fall of 1939 and was quickly recognized as a superb all-round athlete. Despite being proficient in basketball, rugby, […]

Arnold Eugene “Bunty” Forde

Arnold Eugene “Bunty” Forde- 1955 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989 Arnold Eugene “Bunty” Forde, a native of Sydney, NS, was considered to be one of Acadia’s best all-round student athletes during the 1952-55 period; having starred in English rugby, basketball, and track and field. As captain of the rugby team and under […]

Vern Eville

Vern Eville- 1932   (1910-1973) Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988 One of the greatest athletes ever to grace the playing fields of Acadia University was Vern Eville, a Wolfville High School graduate who starred in basketball, English rugby and track and field. He performed brilliantly at centre for the 1930 varsity basketball squad […]

Alden Clark- 1924

Alden Clark- 1924 Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988 Alden Richardson Clark, born and educated in Fredericton, New Brunswick, was a tremendously gifted and versatile athlete who starred at Acadia in English rugby, hockey, basketball and track and field during the 1920-24 era. Alden began his contribution to the sports life at Acadia […]