EDMONTON - The 2019 Canada West soccer schedules were unveiled Thursday, as the countdown to the start of the upcoming season begins.
Once again this August, CW men's soccer will be the first conference sport to take the field, as Friday, August 23 marks the start of the new season. Five games are slated for opening day, including the defending CW champion UBC Thunderbirds taking on the UFV Cascades in Abbotsford, B.C.
Women's play opens just shy of two weeks later, with a pair of games on Thursday, September 5. Prince George, B.C. (Thompson Rivers @ UNBC), and Calgary, Alta. (UBCO @ Calgary) will serve as the opening night scenes.
The defending women's champions from Trinity Western University open their title defence Sept. 6 with a matchup against UBC.
Regular season play for both the men and women concludes Sunday, October 20, before the playoffs open the following weekend.
The 2019 CW season wraps up October 31-November 3 with the conference Final Fours, as the women's tournament heads to the highest remaining Prairie Division team, while the men's event will be hosted by the highest remaining Pacific Division squad.
Following the CW Final Fours, the nation's best women's teams will head to Western Canada, as the Victoria Vikes host the U SPORTS Women's Championship, while the top men's squads head to Montreal, where the defending national champion UQAM Citadins will host nationals Nov. 7-10.
For fans looking to watch the action, 2019-20 Canada West TV passes are now on sale, with the best early-bird pricing available until the end of June. An all-access pass ($79.99), or a soccer sport pass ($31.99), can be purchased by clicking here.
2019-20 SCHEDULE RELEASES
- Monday, June 10: Volleyball (men’s and women’s)
- Tuesday, June 11: Basketball (men’s and women’s)
- Wednesday, June 12: Hockey (men’s and women’s)
- Thursday, June 13: Soccer (men’s and women’s)
- Monday, June 17: Field hockey
- Tuesday, June 18: Rugby 15s
- Wednesday, June 19: Championship sports (golf, swimming, curling, track & field, wrestling)