Calling Wolfville home (VIDEO)

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Ontario & Alberta standouts newest recruits to join AUS team’s 2014 class.

Two offensive standouts from Ontario as well as an Alberta defensive back are the newest members of the Acadia Axemen.

Brad Vince, Ben Meek and Chad Erismam have recently committed to the AUS team for the 2014 season.

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The atmosphere of the school, football program and the city of Wolfville was appealing to the 6’2, 195 pound receiver from Cambridge, Ontario.

“The biggest factors for me where how beautiful the campus is and I like the small town,” explained Vince of his decision.  “I like how the whole community and school support the football team and everyone one I met was so generous, especially the coaching staff.”

“I believe in were they want to be as an organization and want to be part of a successful football team.”

Vince comes to the Axemen after completing his high school career with St. Benedict Saints of the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA).  Moreover, he has suited up for the Cambridge Lions of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

“Brad is a big, physical receiver who catches the ball very well in traffic,” commented Axemen Head Coach Jeff Cummins.   “He has big, strong hands which allow him to catch the ball away from his body.”

“He has been successful at every level he has played at so far (two-time OVFL All-Star) and we anticipate more of the same once he arrives here.”

Ben Meek


The 6’1, 200 pound receiver from Peterborough, Ontario recently guided the Crestwood Mustangs of the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletics (COSSA) to an OFSAA Bowl victory over Wilfrid Laurier Lancers.

“Ben had a good performance in the OFSAA game against Sir Wilfrid Laurier where his size and speed were very evident,” added Cummins.  “He likes contact, which bodes well for him at the CIS level where one of the biggest challenges for a receiver is the physicality.”

With his commitment, Meek becomes the second member of his family to attend the Wolfville, Nova Scotia campus.

“Ben’s father, Blaine, is an Acadia grad so there was an established connection to Ben,” said Cummins.  “We are happy to welcome Ben to the Axemen Family and are sure that his father is glad to have another excuse to come back to Wolfville more often!”

Chad Erisman


The 6’2, 175 pound defensive back from Calgary, Alberta will make the move out East to commence his CIS career.  Recently, Erisman suited up for Central Memorial Rams of the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA).

He becomes part of a strong continent of Alberta players that have become part of the Axemen fold in recent years.

“Chad will join the ever growing number of players from Calgary that have made the decision to call Acadia home,” commented Cummins.  “He is a tall, rangy defensive back whose length is noticeable on tape.”

“We are happy to welcome Chad to the Axemen Family.”


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