Sept. 6: Queen's at Guelph, 1 p.m.; Western at Laurier, 7 p.m.Quick analysis: This is a pleasant surprise to see the network will travel east to both Kingston and Ottawa, especially the latter, since the Gee-Gees are a Yates Cup favourite. One bone of contention from a Western point-of-view is that The Score won't be showing their Oct. 4 homecoming game vs. Windsor, even though it had been posted on the school's website that they would.
Sept. 13: Ottawa at McMaster, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: McMaster at Guelph, 1 p.m.
Sept. 27: Western at Queen's, 1 p.m.
Oct. 4: Laurier at Ottawa, 12:30 p.m.
Going with a flex schedule for the last two Saturdays of the regular season is a good idea. There are only three games on Oct. 11, including a McMaster-Laurier matchup which would probably be the safe, default choice that doesn't require venturing into the wilderness that lies beyond Southern Ontario. (The other two games are York-Guelph and Ottawa-Queen's. A third trip east before the playoffs is a little much to ask, considering the budgetary constraints that are a reality in Canada. York isn't a big ratings draw, but if they're competitive, it might be an excuse to showcase a good Guelph team.)
As for Oct. 18, Guelph-Western and Windsor-McMaster are possibilities, depending on the playoff implications. Waterloo could rate an appearance if they show bona fide improvement; they play on a Friday night the Oct. 11 weekend and are home to Queen's on the 18th.
Cross-posted to Out of Left Field.