SOC: 2022 schedules announced
Men's and women's seasons kick off August 29
13 June 2022
CALGARY - Get ready, soccer fans. The 2022 Canada West season opener is coming fast. The conference released the men's and women's schedules Monday.
Both genders are set to hit the pitch on Friday August 26, with a full slate of games to follow Saturday and Sunday.
Opening weekend starts with a bang on the women's side. Last year's conference silver-medalists, the UBC Thunderbirds, will be looking to exact their revenge on conference champs, the Trinity Western Spartans. Fans will get a glimpse of the 2021 CW Championship rematch on Saturday, August 27.
Supporters will have to wait a bit longer to take in their championship rematch on the men's side. UBC and Victoria don't square off until week seven (Thursday, October 6), with much on the line in the final matches of the season.
The women's teams return to a full 14-game regular season after a shortened 2021 schedule, with the Prairie and Pacific conferences re-instated. The men will also resume pre-COVID form with each team slated for 14-16 games.
Also returning this year are the postseason play-in games on the women's side. Division foes will have the opportunity to knock each other off right before the quarterfinals. The fourth and fifth place teams in the Prairie division will square up with their seasons on the line October 22. The same will happen in the Pacific division.
The victors on both sides will move on to the quarterfinals, which go ahead for men and women on October 28-30. The Canada West Final Four is slated for November 4-6, when a champion will be crowned on each side.
Canada West's Thompson Rivers University will play host for the men's U SPORTS national championship this year, while Université Laval will welcome the country's top women's teams. Both championships are slated for November 10-13.
Want in on the action? *Mark your calendars. Early bird discounts for CWTV passes go on sale July 18. You'll be able to purchase your pass here.
2022-23 SCHEDULE RELEASES
- Thursday, April 21: Football
- Monday, June 13: Soccer
- Wednesday, June 15: Volleyball
- Friday, June 17: Rugby 15s
- Monday, June 20: Basketball
- Wednesday, June 22: Hockey
- Friday, June 24: Field Hockey