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Playoff pictures set for basketball, hockey

Playoff pictures set for basketball, hockey

Canada West postseason action returns with basketball play-ins and hockey quarter-finals

EDMONTON – The road to conference glory in Canada West basketball and hockey has come into focus.

CW regular season play concluded in both sports Saturday night, as basketball play-in games and best-of-three quarter-finals in hockey are set for this coming week.

On the hardcourt, the Calgary Dinos (women's) and Alberta Golden Bears (men's) will head into the playoffs as the conference's top basketball seeds. Meanwhile on the ice, Alberta earned both No. 1 seeds, with the Golden Bears and Pandas (women's) finishing atop the regular season standings.

In basketball, seeding was determined by RPI for a fourth consecutive season. RPI accounts for varying strengths of schedules resulting from the conference's unbalanced schedule.

All basketball play-in games are set for Friday, February 14, as four teams will advance to the second week of the postseason, joining the conference's top four seeds who are set to enjoy first round byes.


In hockey, the Saskatchewan Huskies (men's) and Calgary (women's) will join Alberta with first round byes after second-place finishes. The group awaits the winners of the upcoming best-of-three quarter-final series, which all open Friday and conclude with Game 3s (if necessary) on Sunday, February 16.


You can watch every game on the road to the CW Hockey Finals and CW Basketball Championship Games by tuning into Canada West TV Presented by Co-op. Postseason sport passes are available now for $19.99 and provide access to every men's and women's playoff game in a single sport.

About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

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