Nicholas Sheehan commits to the Acadia Axemen

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Nicholas Sheehan, the Maritime Junior A Hockey League’s (MJAHL) goaltender of the year, will continue his career with the Acadia Axemen.

Management of the Atlantic University Sport team, located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, made the announcement today.

The 20-year-old Moncton goaltender finished his junior career with the Edmundston Blizzard. In the 2023-2024 season, he dominated in virtually every category: games played (40), wins (30), goals-against average (2.29), save percentage (.926), shutouts (5) and minutes played (2,383).

In an interview with Chris Richards of the Axemen organization, Sheehan shared his thoughts on joining the Acadia team:

“First of all it is a great honour to have the chance to become an Axemen and attend Acadia. I have heard nothing but great things about the program and the University, which is why it felt like a no-brainer to spend the next chapter of my life in Wolfville. With the hockey program being such a first-class program and so well recognized around USports. I am truly honoured to become an Axemen and can’t wait to get started.”

Sheehan played an almost identical number of games in the Quebec Maritime Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) as he did in the MHL. In the QMJHL, he played three games for the Wildcats in 2020-2021 before joining the Blainville-Broisbriand Armada for the next two years, during which he was in front of the cage in 50 games. In the QMJHL, he maintained a 3.70 GAA while posting a 17-22-7 record. He was more successful with the Blizzard. In 51 games, he compiled a 37-12-0 record with an extraordinary 2.31 average, in addition to seven shutouts.

“We were really fortunate to be able to count on Nicholas’ excellence and commitment for a full season and for 11 games in his first season in 2021-2022. He was a great leader on the team and his stats speak for themselves. He was simply fantastic. We thank him for the excellent hockey he provided to the fans and wish him the best of success in university hockey,” praised Blizzard president André Lebel.

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Nicholas Sheehan offered Blizzard fans an exceptional season in 2023-2024. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone