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Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Massachusetts standouts join AUS team’s 2014 class.

The newest members of the Acadia Axemen football team represent Massachusetts, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

Garvin Cius, Jordan Doucette and Evan Shergold have all signed with the team for the 2014 AUS season.

Garvin Cius 3


The 5’11, 180 pound defensive back from Malden, Massachusetts chose the Axemen due to the reputation as well as the atmosphere surrounding both the academic and football programs at the Wolfville, Nova Scotia campus.

“I chose to go to Acadia University, due to the tremendous traditional that they express through the everyday life of a student,” explained Cius of his decision.  “The environment at Acadia was something that I was looking for in a university which included the opportunity for success both in the classroom and along with on the field.”

Cius led the Holland College Hurricanes of the Atlantic Football League (AFL) to the Moosehead Cup this past season against the UNB Saint John Seawolves.  Previous to the Hurricanes, he suited up for his high school team, Malden Golden Tornadoes.

“Garvin will be joining the Axemen family after a successful stint at Holland College,” commented Axemen Head Coach Jeff Cummins.  “He is a physical defensive back who has great ball skills and athleticism.”

“We were extremely impressed with Garvin’s film and once he tripped out to Wolfville he knew this was the place for him.  We are anticipating big things from Garvin in the near and distant future.”

Jordan Doucette


The 6’0, 180 pound defensive back will be making the move to the East Coast to continue his studies while pursuing his CIS career.

“I chose Acadia because the small town atmosphere really drew me in,” expressed Doucette.  “Everyone at the school was very welcoming during my visit to the school.”

“Acadia is a great school in both academics and athletics. The football program at Acadia has experienced great success recently and I hope to help contribute in future success.”

Doucette’s commitment marks a return to the Maritimes.  Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, he was raised in Ottawa, Ontario.  Among the teams Doucette has suited up for during his career include Nepean Redskins of the National Capital Amateur Football Association (NCAFA), Ottawa Myers Riders of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) and Mother Teresa Titans of the National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA).

“We could not be happier to have another member of the Myers Riders organization become a member of the Axemen Family,” added Cummins.  “Jordan has good footwork, the length to disrupt routes and is physical at the point of contact.”

“We are firm believers in Jordan’s ability to be a special teams demon just as the other defensive backs who have come through our program. We look forward to seeing Jordan fly around the field come August.”

Evan Shergold 1


The 6’1, 205 pound linebacker from Toronto, Ontario comes to the Axemen after completing his high school career with St. Michael’s Kerry Blues of the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA).  Additionally, he played for the Toronto Jr. Argos of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

“Evan comes from a great program at St. Michaels and his film shows a good set of fundamentals and good instincts,” said Cummins.  “He comes from a football family which makes sense given his high football IQ.”

“He has good length and athleticism which have allowed him to excel on offense, defense and special teams.  He is an excellent student as well and will be a great representative of the Axemen family for the next four to five years.”

Cius Photo Credit (Lead Photo) – Devon Rogers Photography


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