June 20,2014(ISN) – VANCOUVER, BC – For the eighth straight season, Shaw TV will be the home of Canada
West Universities Athletic Association football, kicking off on Friday, September 5,
2014 with the Saskatchewan Huskies hosting the Manitoba Bisons in a
highly-anticipated rematch of last season’s Canada West semifinals barnburner.
The 2014-15 season opener is expected to be in front of a capacity crowd at
Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park as it coincides with the Huskies Homecoming
The Regina Rams will then go through an early season road test on national
television when they visit Manitoba on Friday, September 12, and Alberta on
Saturday, September 20 on Weeks 2 and 3, respectively.
On Week 4, Shaw TV will feature the grudge match of last season’s Hardy Cup, as the
Bisons collide with the 6-time defending Canada West Champions Calgary Dinos under
the Friday night lights at McMahon Stadium on September 26.
Fans will then get a mid-season look at the UBC Thunderbirds when they travel to
Saskatchewan on Saturday, October 4. The Thunderbirds are looking to build on last
year’s season when they finished at 4-4 and lost to the eventual champion Dinos in
the Canada West semifinals.
After the Week 6 bye, Shaw TV goes into a flex schedule for the last three weeks of
the regular season to ensure that the television audience will be treated to the
most compelling matchup of each week as the playoff picture starts to take shape.
The top four seeds then advance to the postseason as the Canada West semifinals take
place on Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8. The Canada West football
season culminates with the 78th Hardy Cup on the following week on Saturday,
November 15. Both semifinals matchups and the Hardy Cup will be aired live on Shaw
Canada West’s partnership with Shaw has resulted in the best weekly coverage of
university sport in the country. The delivery of Krown Produce Canada West Football
on Shaw has elevated the game, making it accessible to thousands across the west on
Shaw TV and nationally on Shaw Direct.
Shaw is pleased to provide weekly coverage from the booth with Jim Mullin, entering
his 20th season announcing in the CIS, and game host Andy Neal. Stu Walters, Alanna
Nolan and Dave Thomas will man all the action from the sidelines. Andrew Wadden and
Ryan Sullivan will be hosting Krown Countdown U, providing CIS football highlights
and updates during the 30-minute pregame show.
Each live broadcast can be seen on local Shaw TV, Shaw HD and Shaw Direct 299.