Fall championship season kicks off on Thursday

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OTTAWA (CIS) – The CIS fall championship season gets underway this week with the University of Toronto and University of Guelph hosting the national women’s field hockey and women’s rugby tournaments, respectively.

Both competitions run from Thursday to Sunday and all games can be seen live on the web on CIS-SIC.tv.

Three more CIS championships are scheduled for the following week, including women’s soccer in Quebec City (Nov. 6-9), men’s soccer in Charlottetown (Nov. 6-9) and cross country in St. John’s (Nov. 8).

Football follows on Nov. 22 with the Uteck Bowl (Canada West at RSEQ) and the ArcelorMittal Mitchell Bowl (AUS at OUA) leading up to the 50th TELUS Vanier Cup on Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. at Molson Stadium in Montreal.

Once again this fall, Sportsnet and Radio-Canada are the national broadcasters of CIS football.

Below is a complete CIS fall championship schedule, including TV and webcast information, participating teams and media contacts.

2014 CIS FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS (all times LOCAL)

WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY
– Dates: Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 (Thursday-Sunday)
– Host: University of Toronto – Location: Toronto, Ont.
– Venue: Back Campus Fields
– Championship final: Sunday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m.
– All-Canadian Awards Banquet: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.
– Webcast (all games): www.CIS-SIC.tv
– Participating teams: UBC, Toronto, Victoria, Guelph
– Website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/fh/index

WOMEN’S RUGBY

– Dates: Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 (Thursday-Sunday)
– Host: University of Guelph – Location: Guelph, Ont.
– Venue: Alumni Stadium
– Championship final: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m.
– All-Canadian Awards Banquet: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m.
– Webcast (all games): www.CIS-SIC.tv
– Participating teams: Alberta, McMaster, Ottawa, StFX, Guelph, Western
– Website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/wrugby/index

WOMEN’S SOCCER

– Dates: November 6-9 (Thursday-Sunday)
– Host: Laval University – Location: Quebec City, Que.
– Venue: TELUS-UL Stadium
– Championship final: Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.
– All-Canadian Awards Banquet: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.
– Webcast (all games): www.CIS-SIC.tv
– Berths: Host (Laval), RSEQ (1), AUS (1), OUA (3), Canada West (2)
– Website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/wsoc/index

MEN’S SOCCER

– Dates: November 6-9 (Thursday-Sunday)
– Host: University of Prince Edward Island – Location: Charlottetown, P.E.I.
– Venue: UPEI Turf
– Championship final: Sunday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m.
– All-Canadian Awards Banquet: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.
– Webcast (all games): www.CIS-SIC.tv
– Berths: Host (UPEI), AUS (1), RSEQ (2), OUA (2), Canada West (2)
– Website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/msoc/index

CROSS COUNTRY

– Dates: November 8 (Saturday)
– Host: Memorial University of Newfoundland – Location: St. John’s, Nfld.
– Venue: Pippy Park Golf Club
– Start times: Noon (women 6 km) / 1 p.m. (men 10 km)
– Individual awards: Following meet
– Webcast: –
– Website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/xc/index

FOOTBALL: UTECK BOWL – Teams: Canada West at RSEQ – Location: TBD

– Venue: TBD
– Date: November 22 (Saturday)
– Kickoff: 12:30 p.m.
– Website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/uteck/index
– TV: Sportsnet 360 & Radio-Canada
– Webcast: www.CIS-SIC.tv

FOOTBALL: ARCELORMITTAL MITCHELL BOWL – Teams: AUS at OUA – Location: TBD

– Venue: TBD
– Date: November 22 (Saturday)
– Kickoff: 4 p.m.
– Website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mitchell/index
– TV: Sportsnet 360
– Webcast: www.CIS-SIC.tv

FOOTBALL: 50th TELUS VANIER CUP – Teams: TBD – Location: Montreal, Que.

– Venue: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
– Date: November 29 (Saturday)
– Kickoff: 1 p.m.
– Website: www.vaniercup.com
– TV: Sportsnet / Sportsnet 360 & Radio-Canada
– Webcast: www.CIS-SIC.tv
– Tickets: http://en.montrealalouettes.com/page/2014-vanier-cup

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Every year, over 11,500 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities and four regional associations vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit www.cis-sic.ca or follow us on:

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