U SPORTS 2022 University Cup comes to Wolfville

March 31st thru April 3rd 

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – U SPORTS announced today that it is moving the 2022 Cavendish Farms University Cup men’s hockey championship to Wolfville, NS to the Acadia University Campus.

“Due to scheduling conflicts, U SPORTS, Acadia University and Sports and Entertainment Atlantic (SEAtlantic) have chosen to move the 2022 Cavendish Farms University Cup men’s hockey championship from Scotiabank Centre the campus of Acadia University,” said Dick White, Interim U SPORTS CEO. “We know that the Town of Wolfville will do a tremendous job hosting the event for all participants.”

“The pandemic has taught us all that we have to learn to be flexible and adapt and while our original plan of hosting the U SPORTS Men’s Hockey National Championship in Halifax at Scotiabank Centre is no longer an option due to the required date change, we are extremely excited to be able to bring some of the highest levels of hockey in the country to Acadia University, the Town of Wolfville, and the Annapolis Valley region,” said Acadia University’s Director of Athletics, Brian Finniss.

“Acadia Athletics has one of the strongest and most passionate fan bases in the country and being able to bring this championship to them and to the community is something that our partner SEAtlantic, staff and the organizing committee are very excited for. It is going to be a great weekend in Wolfville with the best university Men’s Hockey teams in the country on the ice at Acadia University,” added Finniss.

“The most recent University Cup date and location changes guarantee that hockey fans in the Valley will have the opportunity to enjoy an unparalleled level of University hockey, the likes of which has never been seen previously. The eight best men’s varsity teams from across Canada will compete for the honour of raising the David Johnson University Cup in Wolfville. With Acadia as the host team, it doesn’t get any more home for the Axemen,” noted Chris Larsen, President of Sports Entertainment Atlantic.


The updated 2022 U SPORTS championship schedule is listed below:


Sport Host / Venue Date Original date/Host
Wrestling Saskatchewan Mar 24-25 CANCELLED
Swimming Laval Mar 24-26 Feb 25-27 / Laval
Women’s hockey UPEI Mar 24-27 – No change
Women’s volleyball Calgary Mar 25-27 – No change
Men’s volleyball Manitoba Mar 25-27 – No change
Track & Field UNB @ Saint John Mar 31-Apr 2 Mar 10-12 / UNB @ Saint John
Men’s hockey Acadia / Wolfville, NS Mar 31-Apr 3 Mar 17-20 / Halifax, NS
Women’s basketball Queen’s Mar 31-Apr 3 Mar 10-13 / Queen’s
Men’s basketball Alberta Apr 1-3 Mar 11-13 / Alberta

Note: event schedules are subject to change due to COVID-19 and conference participation

U SPORTS will announce the championship and broadcast schedules in the coming weeks.

Acadia University and SEAtlantic announcement of ticket sales will follow.