During the third period of the February 2, 2019 hockey game between the Acadia University Axemen and St. Francis Xavier University X-Men, an incident occurred involving an Axemen student-athlete and members of the X-Men.
Yesterday, we began an investigation regarding the validity of insinuations being made about this incident. We have been in contact with the AUS office throughout the day today, and the information we have gathered is not consistent with the allegations contained in the statements made this evening publicly by StFX.
We are also participating in the review being conducted by AUS of events that occurred at the Acadia bench at 9:05 of the game’s third period. Acadia considers the on and off ice behavior that occurred at that time unacceptable on numerous levels and will be cooperating fully with the AUS investigation.
Acadia will not comment further on either of these matters because we do not wish to prejudice the AUS investigation.
Executive Director of Varsity Athletics