Sunday, March 11, 2018

University Cup Seeds, Schedule Announced

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds will have a target on their back as they look to capture their third consecutive University Cup. The two-time defending champions will open the tournament as the #1 seed and will face the #8 Concordia Stingers in their opening game on Thursday night, U Sports announced today.

Here is the full schedule:

Thursday, March 15th (Quarter-finals)
#4 Brock Badgers vs. #5 St. FX X-Men (1PM)
#1 UNB Varsity Reds vs. #8 Concordia Stingers (7PM)

Friday, March 16th (Quarter-finals)
#2 Alberta Golden Bears vs. #7 Acadia Axemen (1PM)
#3 McGill Redmen vs. #6 Saskatchewan Huskies (7PM)

Saturday, March 17th (Semi-finals)
Brock/St. FX winner vs. UNB/Concordia winner (12PM)
Alberta/Acadia winner vs. McGill/Saskatchewan winner (4PM)

Sunday, March 18th
Bronze Medal Game (12PM)
Gold Medal Game (2PM)

Much to our surprise, the committee decided to keep St. FX ranked ahead of Saskatchewan, which means the top two AUS teams (UNB and St. FX) as well as the top two Canada West teams (Alberta and Saskatchewan) find themselves on the same side of the bracket.