LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western’s Canada West champion women’s volleyball team will open the 2019-20 regular season on the road against long-time rival Alberta (Oct. 18-19) in a rematch of last year’s CW semifinals, before returning to the Langley Events Centre to host Winnipeg in its home-opening weekend Oct. 25-26.
The Spartans 24-match regular season schedule features six home weekends, including dates with Winnipeg, MacEwan (Nov. 1-2), Saskatchewan (Nov. 22-23), Mount Royal (Jan. 10-11), UBC Okanagan (Jan. 17-18) and Brandon (Jan. 31-Feb. 1).
TWU, who finished the 2018-19 season with a 19-5 regular season record, which was good for second in the conference, will face a road schedule littered with quality opponents. Beyond their season-opening weekend against the Pandas, the Spartans will travel to play each of the four other teams who finished in the top six in the CW standings last year, including Calgary, Regina, UBC and Thompson Rivers. Manitoba, who finished with a 12-12 record last year, is TWU’s lone road opponent who didn’t have a record above .500 in 2018-19.
Capping the fall semester will be rematch of last year’s Canada West final when the Spartans take on a Calgary Dinos team they beat to win their third conference championship in program history.
TWU will travel to play defending U SPORTS champion UBC Jan. 24-25, with the weekend marking a rematch of last year’s national championship quarter-finals, which saw the T-Birds edge the Spartans in five sets.
The Spartans will ultimately be targeting a second trip to Calgary in the spring, with the Dinos hosting the 2020 U SPORTS Championship Mar. 12-15.
For fans looking to watch every conference game, 2019-20 Canada West TV passes are now on sale, with the best early-bird pricing available until the end of June. An all-access pass ($79.99), or a volleyball sport pass ($31.99), can be purchased by clicking here.
2019-20 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
All HOME games are at the Langley Events Centre.
Oct. 18 – @ Alberta – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 – @ Alberta – 5 p.m.
Oct. 25 – vs. Winnipeg – 6 p.m.
Oct. 26 – vs. Winnipeg – 5 p.m.
Nov. 1 – vs. MacEwan – 6 p.m.
Nov. 2 – vs. MacEwan – 5 p.m.
Nov. 15 – @ Manitoba – 6 p.m.
Nov. 16 – @ Manitoba – 6:45 p.m.
Nov. 22 – vs. Saskatchewan – 6 p.m. (Building B – LEC)
Nov. 23 – vs. Saskatchewan – 5 p.m. (Building B – LEC)
Nov. 28 – @ Calgary – 6 p.m.
Nov. 29 – @ Calgary – 6 p.m.
Jan. 3 – @ Regina – 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 – @ Regina – 6 p.m.
Jan. 10 – vs. Mount Royal – 6 p.m.
Jan. 11 – vs. Mount Royal – 5 p.m.
Jan. 17 – vs. UBC Okanagan – 6 p.m.
Jan. 18 – vs. UBC Okanagan – 5 p.m.
Jan. 24 – @ UBC – 6 p.m.
Jan. 25 – @ UBC – 5 p.m.
Jan. 31 – vs. Brandon – 6 p.m.
Feb. 1 – vs. Brandon – 5 p.m.
Feb. 14 – @ Thompson Rivers – 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 – @ Thompson Rivers – 5 p.m.
Feb. 20-23 – Quarterfinals (Best 2 of 3)
A:5@4, B:6@3, C:7@2, D:8@1)
Feb. 27-Mar. 1 – Semi-Finals Hosted at Highest Remaining Seed (Best 2 of 3)
Winner of Series A vs Winner of Series D
Winner of Series B vs Winner of Series C
Mar. 7 – CW Gold Medal – Single Elimination Game at highest remaining seed
CW Bronze Medal – Single Elimination Game at highest remaining seed
(Bronze only played if needed to determine U SPORTS reps)
Mar. 12-15 – U SPORTS Championship – @ University of Calgary
2019-20 SCHEDULE RELEASES
Tuesday, June 11: Basketball (men’s and women’s)
Wednesday, June 12: Hockey (men’s and women’s)
Thursday, June 13: Soccer (men’s and women’s)
About Canada West
Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.
Canada West – training leaders, building champions.
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 11 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field, as well as women’s rugby sevens. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men’s hockey and as an independent team in men’s rugby. The men’s and women’s hockey programs will begin playing in Canada West and U SPORTS in 2020-21. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 12 U SPORTS team championships and 27 Canada West team championships and two BCIHL championships.