CIS: Men's Playoff Schedule
No. 3 Trinity Western vs. No. 4 Brandon
2:30 p.m. MST
The battle of No. 2 vs. No. 3 leaves nothing to be desired - both teams run high-powered offences and will be sure to put on a show for the fans. These two teams split their series in November with both teams stealing 3-0 wins. Don't expect for things to go so quickly this time around as the Canada West title is on the line as well as a ticket to Saskatchewan for the CIS Finals. The Spartans will want to give Canada West Player of the Year Nick Del Bianco something to cheer about in his final season while Sebastien Steigmeier (Geneva, Switzerland) will be looking to shut him down.
No. 2 Alberta vs. No. 8 UBC
6:30 p.m. MST
The defending CIS Champions will have home court advantage tonight when they start another chapter of this storied rivalry. The Golden Bears will be fresh and ready to go after a week off, but the Thunderbirds will be flying-high and looking for some revenge after dropping both matches to the defending champs this season. Watch out for Ryley Barnes (St. Paul, AB) for Alberta and Ben Chow (Surrey, BC) for UBC.
UBC vs. Brandon
Bronze Medal Game - 5:00 p.m. MST
Trinity Western vs. Alberta
Gold Medal Game - 6:30 p.m. MST
Waterloo vs. York
5:30 p.m. EST
There's a lot on the line in the first OUA semi-final. Not only will be victors secure a ticket to Saskatchewan for the CIS Finals next week, but they'll also get a chance to knock the Marauders off their throne. For the Lions, 5th-year Ray Szeto (Sutton, ON) will want a chance at the dance in his final year while Zach Doherty (Godrich, ON) will be looking for the same in his final year.
No. 1 McMaster vs. Windsor
After yet another dominant regular season, the McMaster Marauders are looking for their third OUA title in-a-row. They're poised to do it again with a roster loaded with veterans and overflowing with talent. OUA Player of the Year Danny Demyanenko (Toronto, On) will be a force to be reckoned with while Windsor's Jake MacNeil (Georgetown, ON) will looking looking to play the role of spoiler in his first-ever OUA Final Four.
Windsor vs. York
Bronze Medal Game - 5:30 p.m. EST
McMaster vs. Waterloo
Gold Medal Game - 8:00 p.m. EST
Laval vs. Montreal
Friday - 7:00 p.m. EST Saturday - 8:00 p.m. EST Sunday (if necessary) - 1:00 p.m. EST
The classic rivalry takes centre stage yet again in the RSEQ finals. It's never easy to beat Laval at home, and Montreal will have to do just that twice this weekend if they want to attend a third straight CIS Final. RSEQ Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Vicente Parraguire Ignacio Villalobos (Santiago de Chile, Chile) will want to power his team to a pair of victories while RSEQ First Team All-Star Samuel Landry will try and force the upset.