NEW WESTMINSTER – For a 10th consecutive season Canada West football will air on Shaw TV, as the conference released its 2016 regular season TV schedule Wednesday.
The upcoming season marks a decade of Krown Produce Canada West Football on Shaw TV, with Canada's future professional stars set to be showcased across the country on local Shaw TV, Shaw Direct 299, Shaw HD where available, and Access Communications' channel 7/70.
A total of 11 Canada West regular season games will be televised, including a pair of games both Weeks 1 and 2.
The conference opener on Thursday, September 1 between the Calgary Dinos and Manitoba Bisons in Winnipeg kicks off the television schedule, while the Regina Rams and Saskatchewan Huskies game also hits the airwaves Week 1 when the Wheat Province rivals meet on Friday, September 2 at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.
Week 2 features two more games with the Rams hosting the Bisons on Thursday, September 8, and one of the premier games across all of CIS football, as the defending Vanier Cup Champions, the UBC Thunderbirds, take on the Calgary Dinos on Friday, September 9 in a rematch of the 79th Hardy Cup.
Along with these highlights, Week 5's matchup between the Huskies and Rams will be a game to circle on your calendar, as the rivals will play in an historic game at Regina's new Mosaic Stadium.
The Huskies and Rams will be the first squads to take the field of the new $278 million facility, where a new Canada West attendance record is expected to be set, with 16,500 seats available for the much anticipated opening of the new venue.
In addition to viewing the conference's 11 regular season televised games on Shaw TV and Access, the games can also be seen live on Canadawest.tv – the conference's official streaming site. All non-televised games are also available on Canadawest.tv with football viewing passes on sale beginning August 22 and early bird pricing for both multi- and single-sport passes available until September 9.
KROWN PRODUCE CANADA WEST FOOTBALL ON SHAW:
REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Week 1 Thursday, September 1 / Calgary Dinos vs. Manitoba Bisons / 7:00 p.m. CT Friday, September 2 / Regina Rams vs. Saskatchewan Huskies / 7:00 p.m. SK
Week 2 Thursday, September 8 / Manitoba Bisons vs. Regina Rams / 7:00 p.m. SK Friday, September 9 / UBC Thunderbirds vs. Calgary Dinos / 5:30 p.m. MT
Week 3 Friday, September 16 / Calgary Dinos vs. Saskatchewan Huskies / 7:00 p.m. SK
Week 4 Friday, September 23 / Calgary Dinos vs. Regina Rams / 7:00 p.m. SK
Week 5 Saturday, October 1 / Saskatchewan Huskies vs. Regina Rams / 2:00 p.m. SK
Week 6 Friday, October 14 / Manitoba Bisons vs. Calgary Dinos / 7:00 p.m. MT
Week 7 Friday, October 21 / UBC Thunderbirds vs. Regina Rams / 7:00 p.m. SK *An additional game, determined by playoff races, will also be televised this week.
Week 8 *One game, determined by playoff races, will be televised this week.