November 14, 2017 6:12 pm
Updated: November 14, 2017 11:37 pm

Acadia Axemen win 2017 Loney Bowl, set to host Western on Saturday

WATCH: Following a dramatic game Tuesday at Acadia University, the Axemen beat the Saint Mary's Huskies in the 2017 Loney Bowl. Natasha Pace reports.


The Acadia Axemen have prevailed over the Saint Mary’s Huskies in an overtime thriller that ended with an Axemen interception.

The win crowns Acadia as the football champions of Atlantic University Sports.

The Axemen now have a quick turnaround as they host the University of Western Ontario this Saturday in the Uteck Bowl.

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The game was played under a unique set of circumstances after a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge sided with Saint Mary’s and granted the university an interim injunction on Sunday, allowing the game to be reinstated.

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Saint Mary’s was originally disqualified by Atlantic University Sport (AUS) following concerns over player eligibility.

That dispute will resume in Ontario Superior Court on Wednesday.

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