Axemen seeded #2 in CIS National Tournament



OTTAWA (CIS) – For the second straight year, the University of Alberta Golden Bears have earned the number one seed heading into the CIS men’s hockey championship in Saskatoon.CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE

The seeding and pools were announced Sunday for the PotashCorp University Cup presented by Co-op. The six-team tournament, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan, gets under way on Thursday at the Credit Union Centre and culminates next Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Atlantic Time with the gold-medal final, live on Sportsnet.

Sportsnet also has live coverage of the last two contests of the preliminary round, Saturday at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Atlantic, on Sportsnet 360. All seven games from the championship will also be webcast live on

Joining Canada West champion Alberta at the competition will be the second-seeded Acadia Axemen (AUS champs), No. 3 Windsor Lancers (OUA champs), No. 4 McGill Redmen (OUA finalists), No. 5 Saskatchewan Huskies (hosts) and No. 6 Carleton Ravens (OUA bronze medallists).

Alberta will skate in Pool A with McGill and Carleton in the round-robin portion of the tourney, while Acadia, Windsor and Saskatchewan battle in Pool B. Opening day will see the Golden Bears take on the Ravens at 4 p.m. and the Axemen square off against the Lancers at 10 p.m.

The Bears are the most decorated team in CIS men’s hockey history with 13 University Cup titles. Acadia (2), McGill (1) and Saskatchewan (1) have also claimed the CIS banner in the past.

NOTES: A complete championship preview will follow on Tuesday… A meet-the-teams media conference is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Atlantic on Wednesday at the Credit Union Centre… The CIS major award winners and all-Canadians will be announced on Wednesday night.


1. Alberta Golden Bears (CWUAA champions: 25-2-1 regular season / 4-0 playoffs)
2. Acadia Axemen (AUS champions: 21-4-3 regular season / 6-2 playoffs)
3. Windsor Lancers (OUA champions: 17-11-0 regular season / 7-1 playoffs)
4. McGill Redmen (OUA finalists: 21-5-2 regular season / 6-2 playoffs)
5. Saskatchewan Huskies (Hosts: 17-10-1 regular season / 1-2 playoffs)
6. Carleton Ravens (OUA bronze medallists: 22-5-1 regular season / 6-3 playoffs)

Pool A
1. Alberta
4. McGill
6. Carleton

Pool B
2. Acadia
3. Windsor
5. Saskatchewan

Wednesday, March 19
4:15pm Atlantic Time – Meet the Teams Media Conference (Credit Union Centre)
10:30pm Atlantic Time-  SaskTel All-Canadian Presentation (TCU Place)
10:15pm Altlantic Time – SaskTel Gala (TCU Place)
Thursday, March 20
4pm Atlantic Time –  Pool A #1: No. 1 Alberta vs. No. 6 Carleton (
10pm Atlantic Time – Pool B #1: No. 2 Acadia vs. No. 3 Windsor ( (10 pm atlantic time)

Friday, March 21
4pm Atlantic Time – Pool A #2: Loser Pool A #1 vs. No. 4 McGill (
10pm Atlantic Time Pool B #2: Loser Pool B #1 vs. No. 5 Saskatchewan (

Saturday, March 22
5pm Atlantic Time – Pool A #3: Winner Pool A #1 vs. No. 4 McGill (Sportsnet 360 &
10pm Atlantic Time – Pool B #3: Winner Pool B #1 vs. No. 5 Saskatchewan (Sportsnet 360 &

Sunday, March 23
4:30 Atlantic Time – Final (Sportsnet &

* The webcasts of the 3 televised games will be on pay-per-view basis.