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Acadia Axemen - 1976-77 Season

Head Coach:Dick Hunt (4th season)
Other staff: Don Crosby (Assistant Coach), John Townsend (Assistant Coach), Peter Justason (Therapist), Elizabeth Raaymakers (Team Manager)
League:AUAA

Summary of team record for the season

Conference RecordCIAU RecordOverall Record
W-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPGW-LPctPointsPPG
9-10.900917-74691.7 - 74.618-20.9001567-131078.3 - 65.525-50.8331581-131652.7 - 43.9

Player roster

NoPlayerPosHtWtEligHometownHigh School (Prior Team)
 Tony Aker Centre6-6 Kentville, NS 
 John Archibald Forward6-3 Milford, NS 
 Bruce Hunt Guard5-9 Wolfville, NS 
 Alvin Jessamy Forward6-63Yonkers, NYYonkers High
 Steve Johnson Forward6-6 Yarmouth, NS 
 Peter Leighton Guard6-2 Augusta, ME 
 Allan Oliver Forward6-3 Liverpool, NSLiverpool Regional High
 Doug Roberts Forward6-51Rumford, MENew England High
 Ed Shannon Centre6-74Worcester, MASt. Peter's High (St. Anselm)
 Eric Skinner Guard6-2 Amherst, NS 
 Bruce Toigo Guard6-3 Mississauga, ON 
 Gordie West Guard5-9 Liverpool, NSLiverpool Regional High
 Norm Whynot   
12Robert Upshaw Guard5-9 Sackville, NS 
22Ted Upshaw Forward6-61Windsor, NSWindsor Regional High

Awards presented

Dick Hunt AUS Coach of the Year
Alvin Jessamy AUS First Team All-Star, First Team All-Canadian, CIS Tournament All-Star Team
Doug Roberts AUS Second Team All-Star
Ed Shannon AUS First Team All-Star, MVP of CIAU Championship / Jack Donohue Trophy, CIS Tournament All-Star Team

Game results for the season

--- Non-Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownGuelphWin2-0  
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownMaine-FarmingtonWin2-0  
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownMaine-FarmingtonWin2-0  
Thu Jul 1, 1976Wolfville, NSDalhousieWin91-75 Acadia Tournament
Thu Jul 1, 1976Wolfville, NSUPEILoss0-2 Acadia Tournament
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Acadia overall record of 25-5
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Acadia overall record of 25-5
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Acadia overall record of 25-5
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Acadia overall record of 25-5
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownUnknownWin2-0 For Acadia overall record of 25-5
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownUnknownLoss0-2 For Acadia overall record of 25-5
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownUnknownLoss0-2 For Acadia overall record of 25-5
Thu Jul 1, 1976UnknownUnknownLoss0-2 For Acadia overall record of 25-5
Tue Dec 7, 1976Wolfville, NSSaint MarysWin82-78  
Thu Jan 6, 1977Wolfville, NSMcGillWin80-62 Nova Scotia Invitational
--- Regular Season Conference Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Wed Jan 12, 1977Halifax, NSSaint MarysWin84-83  
Sat Jan 15, 1977Fredericton, NBUNBWin92-61  
Wed Jan 19, 1977Wolfville, NSStFXWin77-68  
Sat Jan 22, 1977Charlottetown, PEUPEIWin81-65  
Wed Jan 26, 1977Halifax, NSDalhousieWin135-82  
Sat Jan 29, 1977Wolfville, NSUNBWin89-67  
Thu Feb 3, 1977Wolfville, NSDalhousieWin94-80  
Wed Feb 9, 1977Antigonish, NSStFXLoss91-94  
Tue Feb 15, 1977Wolfville, NSSaint MarysWin74-67  
Sat Feb 19, 1977Wolfville, NSUPEIWin100-79  
--- Playoff Games ---
DateLocationOpponentResult Comment
Fri Feb 25, 1977UnknownStFXWin86-69StatsAUAA Semifinal
Sat Feb 26, 1977UnknownUPEIWin84-82OTAUAA Championship
Thu Mar 3, 1977Halifax, NSUPEIWin88-70StatsCIAU Quarterfinal
Fri Mar 4, 1977Halifax, NSWaterlooWin65-63StatsCIAU Semifinal
Sat Mar 5, 1977Halifax, NSLakeheadWin72-63StatsCIAU Championship

Season scoring summary for league games only

PlayerGPMinsMpg3 PtField GoalsFree ThrowsReboundsRPGPFAToBlStPtsPPG
Alvin Jessamy10    86-18945.527-4264.349-6811711.730    19919.9
Ed Shannon10    86-15356.220-3262.541-7611711.724    19219.2
Doug Roberts10    65-14445.126-4065.028-19474.729    15615.6
Ted Upshaw10    46-10046.018-2572.034-38727.233    11011.0
Gordie West10    35-8043.819-2382.67-36434.321    898.9
Robert Upshaw10    29-6147.54-1040.03-10131.312    626.2
Eric Skinner5    9-1656.212-1580.03-251.010    306.0
Tony Aker8    11-3135.58-1650.017-16334.112    303.8
John Archibald5    7-1163.64-4100.03-030.6     183.6
Bruce Toigo5    6-1931.64-4100.05-271.45    163.2
Steve Johnson3    4-850.01-250.02-131.05    93.0
Allan Oliver2    3-650.00-10.0   1    63.0
* Team Totals10    387-81847.3143-21466.8192-26846046.0182    91791.7

Season individual bests vs U SPORTS teams for all players

PlayerMost pointsMost reboundsMost assists
Ed Shannon48 on Feb 25, 1977 vs StFX23 on Feb 25, 1977 vs StFX 
Alvin Jessamy26 on Mar 4, 1977 vs Waterloo16 on Mar 5, 1977 vs Lakehead 
Ted Upshaw21 on Mar 3, 1977 vs UPEI13 on Mar 5, 1977 vs Lakehead 
Doug Roberts14 on Mar 4, 1977 vs Waterloo  
Gordie West9 on Mar 5, 1977 vs Lakehead9 on Mar 5, 1977 vs Lakehead 


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