The CIS has released the pool seedings and game schedule for next week's University Cup.
No real surprises, since you have to separate the two Canada West reps and the OUA as much as possible. I'm a little surprised that Lakehead didn't take the option to start play on Thursday night, and gain a day off if they win, but most host teams do tend to focus on playing Friday and Saturday night for the gate (which means playing three games in three nights if you advance to final). Do you want a better chance to win, or make more money?
Also interesting to note that, so far, SSN is scheduled to webcast all of the games ... but then we're dealing with Sportsnet, not TSN ...
3. Saint Mary’s
Thursday, March 25
14:00 Pool B #1: McGill vs. Manitoba (SSN Canada webcast)
19:30 Pool A #1: Alberta vs. UQTR (SSN Canada webcast)
Friday, March 26
14:00 Pool B #2: Saint Mary’s vs. Loser Pool B #1 (SSN Canada webcast)
19:30 Pool A #2: Lakehead vs. Loser Pool A #1 (SSN Canada webcast)
Saturday, March 27
14:00 Pool B #3: Saint Mary’s vs. Winner Pool B #1 (Rogers Sportsnet / SSN Canada webcast)
19:00 Pool A #3: Lakehead vs. Winner Pool A #1 (Rogers Sportsnet / SSN Canada webcast)
Sunday, March 28
19:00 University Cup Final (Rogers Sportsnet / SSN Canada webcast)
CIS men's hockey: Alberta seeded No. 1 for University Cup (CIS)