Alan “Toby” MacMillan- 1934

…a distinguished hockey performer who participated in World Championship play. Alan “Toby” MacMillan, an Acadia grad of 1934, has often been cited as one of the university’s “best ever” hockey performers. Arriving on the Wolfville campus during the fall of 1930, he soon became a vital cog on the Fred Kelly-c~ached hockey squad that captured […]

1948-’49 Men’s Hockey Team

…Maritime Intercollegiate Champions The ’48-’49 Axemen were equally effective as the 1947-48 Team as they defeated St. F .X. and U.N.B. to win successive provincial and Maritime intercollegiate titles and swept past Kentville and Windsor to win the Valley League’s Senior Crown. In the subsequent senior playoff round, they bowed to Amherst Ran1blers by a […]

1947-’48 Men’s Hockey Team

…Maritime Intercollegiate Champions After an absence of eight years, the provincial and tri-province hockey titles returned to Acadia during the Winter of ’48. Superior conditioning, plenty of practice, a long twenty-nine game schedule and the expert coaching of Major Fred Kelly paid-off for the red and blue powerhouse. Statistics for the season indicated that the […]

Neil H. MacVicar- 1950

…an outstanding Axeman: both as a player and as a coach Neil MacVicar , better known to the sporting fraternity as “Scorchy”, was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Being a member of a very sports-minded family (his father, Charlie, being a legendary figure of Caledonia English rugby fame) Neil soon learned the rudiments of […]

Neil Gordon Sanford- 1935 (1913-1955)

…an English rugby and hockey star Neil G. Sanford, a graduate of 1935, was an outstanding multi-sport athlete who starred on Acadia swimming, football and hockey teams from the Fall of ’31 to the Spring of ’35. On the football field, Neil or “Nelly” as he was affectionately called began his heroics during the Fall […]

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, […]

1939-40 Men’s Hockey Team

’39-’40 Men’s Hockey Team Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988 One of the finest hockey clubs the game ever assembled at Acadia was the 1940 edition. Coached by Major Fred Kelly and managed by Gerald Porter and his assistant, Noel Brown Trask the Axemen played 22 games, winning 18, tying 2 and losing […]

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 […]