EDMONTON – Canada West men's soccer is set to return Friday, August 24, while women's play resumes Saturday, September 1.
Both the Canada West men's and women's soccer schedules were released Thursday, as the conference rolled out its final fall sport schedules after field hockey and rugby 15s were revealed last week. The complete 2018 CW football schedule was released back in April.
Canada West men's soccer action will officially ring in the new season, as the Victoria Vikes travel to Prince George, B.C. on Aug. 24 to take on the UNBC Timberwolves in the first CW regular season game of the 2018-19 athletic season. Meanwhile, the first women's game is set for the following week, as Victoria hosts the UBC Thunderbirds on Sept. 1 in the lone women's game that weekend.
The first full weekend of women's play is set for Sept. 7-9, as 16 games hit the turf over three days.
2018 will be a historic one for men's soccer, as it will mark the 50th consecutive season of university soccer across Western Canada. It will also mark the 47th season of Canada West men's soccer, which is one of 14 CW sports to be contested annually since the conference formed in the spring of 1972.
Both the men's and women's regular seasons conclude Sunday, Oct. 21, with the conference championship tournaments slated for two weeks later (Nov. 3-4). This season the CW Men's Final Four is headed to the highest remaining Prairie Division team, while the CW Women's Final Four will be hosted by the highest remaining Pacific Division squad.
The 2018 university soccer season concludes Nov. 8-11, as UBC hosts the men's U SPORTS national tournament in Vancouver, while a women's national champion will be crowned in our nation's capital, as the University of Ottawa hosts the U SPORTS championship.
Once again this season you can watch conference soccer action all season long on Canada West TV – the official streaming home of Canada West. More than 150 games were available live last season on Canada West TV, with more live webcasts planned for this season, along with every game being available on demand.
Beginning with the 2019-20 season, every Canada West soccer game will be available live, as the conference continues to expand its webcasting schedule.
2018-19 Canada West TV passes go on sale Thursday, June 21.
CW schedule release dates:
- Field hockey: Wednesday, June 6
- Rugby 15s: Thursday, June 7
- Hockey: Tuesday, June 19
- Volleyball: Wednesday, June 20
- Basketball: Thursday, June 21
- Championship sports (swimming, curling, wrestling, track & field): Thursday, June 28