SOC: Canada West Unveils 2023 Soccer Schedule

New season kicks off Aug. 25

June 12, 2023 – The countdown to another Canada West soccer season is officially on.

The conference has unveiled its 2023 soccer schedule, introducing a slate filled with renewed rivalries and intriguing storylines.

The action starts with opening weekend Aug. 25 to 27, kicking off eight weeks of regular season play running through mid-October. Playoffs begin with women’s play-in games on Oct. 21, followed by both men’s and women’s quarterfinals on Oct. 28.

The Canada West final four will run Nov. 3 to 5, culminating in the crowning of new conference champions.

U SPORTS nationals are set for Nov. 9 to 12 in eastern Canada. The women’s tournament will be hosted by Queens University in Kingston, Ont., while Cape Breton University will host the men’s tournament in Sydney, N.S.

WSOC: Thunderbirds set out to defend title

UBC claimed the 2022 Canada West banner - Photo by Andrew Lee/UBC Thunderbirds
UBC claimed the 2022 Canada West banner - Photo by Andrew Lee/UBC Thunderbirds

On the women’s side, the UBC Thunderbirds will be looking for an encore after a season to remember. The team went 13-1 in last year’s regular season before topping Trinity Western University in the Canada West gold medal game, capturing their first conference title since 2016.

Fans won’t have to wait long for a championship rematch, as the Spartans and Thunderbirds clash on Aug. 27 in Vancouver.

Mount Royal University, who topped the Prairie Division last season with a 10-3 regular season record, will be the rotating Alberta team joining the Pacific Division this season.

MSOC: TRU, UBC look to build on banner seasons

TRU WolfPack Celebrate their 2022 U SPORTS National Championship - Photo by Andrew Snucins
TRU WolfPack Celebrate their 2022 U SPORTS National Championship - Photo by Andrew Snucins

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team wrote a storybook ending to last season’s campaign, claiming their first U SPORTS national championship in front of home supporters in Kamloops. That nationals run featured no shortage of dramatics with three straight penalty shootout victories, including a thrilling defeat of the Canada West champion UBC Thunderbirds in the national title game.

The rivalry between TRU and UBC will be a story to watch this season, with national championship rematches set for Sept. 2 in Kamloops and Oct. 13 in Vancouver.

For their part, UBC will look to continue their overall dominance of Canada West. The Thunderbirds claimed their fifth straight conference title last season, defeating Calgary in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Canada West gold medal game.

UBC will host the Dinos for a rematch on Sept. 22.

Catch the Action on Canada West TV

Don’t miss a minute of the action by catching every Canada West soccer match on Canada West TV. Early bird discounts for CWTV passes will be available in mid-August.

View the complete 2023 Women's Soccer schedule here.

View the complete 2023 Men's Soccer schedule here.


2023-24 Canada West Schedule Release Dates:

· ​ ​ ​ ​ April 25: Football

· ​ ​ ​ ​ June 12: Soccer

· ​ ​ ​ ​ June 13: Rugby 15s

· ​ ​ ​ ​ June 14: Field Hockey

· ​ ​ ​ ​ June 15: Volleyball

· ​ ​ ​ ​ June 19: Basketball

· ​ ​ ​ ​ June 20: Ice Hockey

· ​ ​ ​ ​ June 21: CW Championship Sports

*Header image photos by Electric Umbrella/Huskie Athletics (left) and UBC Thunderbirds (right).



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