Canada Soccer have announced the Official Draw for the 2022 Canadian Championship featuring 13 clubs including reigning winners CF Montréal as well as the date for the postponed 2020 Canadian Championship Final featuring Forge FC Hamilton and Toronto FC. Canada Soccer have also announced that this year’s schedule for the Canadian Championship will run from preliminary round in May through to the Final in July.
The 2020 Canadian Championship Final, postponed on account of the global pandemic, has been scheduled for Saturday 4 June at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. The match, presented by Canada Soccer partner Toyota, will feature the 2022 lineups for both teams.
The Official Draw for the 2022 Canadian Championship is scheduled for 9 March, 2022 and will be broadcast live on OneSoccer, notably on OneSoccer.ca and youtube.com/OneSoccer. Fans will find extended coverage for the Canadian Championship across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CanChamp.
The 13 clubs will be drawn from four different pots with knock-out matches to be played across the First Round (10 clubs), the Quarterfinals (eight clubs), the Semifinals (four clubs), and the Final (two clubs).
Pot 1 (West)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Calgary’s Cavalry FC
Winnipeg’s Valour FC
Pot 2 (East)
Forge FC Hamilton
York United FC
HFX Wanderers FC
Pot 3 (East)
Guelph United FC
CS Mont-Royal Outremont
Pot 4 (Bye)
Across the four rounds of the 2022 Canadian Championship, the First Round will be scheduled from 10-12 May, the Quarterfinals will be scheduled from 24-26 May, the Semifinals will be scheduled from 21-23 June, and the Final will be scheduled in July.
Canada Soccer’s Canadian Championship, also known as the Battle of the North, is the nation’s highest men’s domestic competition featuring clubs from coast to coast across the country, notably professional teams in Major League Soccer and the Canadian Premier League as well as league winners in both League1 Ontario and Québec’s PLSQ (Première ligue de soccer du Québec). Winners of the 2022 Canadian Championship lift the Voyageurs Cup and qualify to the annual international competition, Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Winners of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League then qualify to the FIFA Club World Cup.