AUS Winter Sports Schedules Released

AUS Winter Sports Schedules Released

(HALIFAX, NS) Atlantic University Sport is pleased to announce the 2016-17 regular season sport schedules for women’s hockey, men’s and women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s swimming.

All AUS regular and postseason games will be webcast at AUStv.ca powered by Bell Aliant. All AUS championships, as well as select regular season games, will be broadcast live on Bell Aliant’s FibreOP TV1 on channels 1 and 401. 

·        Link to full 2016-17 AUS women's hockey schedule here

·        Link to full 2016-17 AUS women's volleyball schedule here

·        Link to full 2016-17 AUS men's volleyball schedule here

·        Link to full 2016-17 AUS men’s and women's swimming schedule here

Women’s Hockey

The 2016-17 women’s hockey season is set to begin Friday, Oct. 14 and wrap up Sunday, Feb. 12.

The top six teams in the standings will move on to post-season play. Three rounds of playoff series will be played with the top two seeds receiving byes into the semi-final round.

The quarterfinals will feature the third-place team taking on the sixth-place finisher, while the fourth-place team will face off against the fifth-place team.

The quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds will once again each be best-of-three affairs using a 'home-away-home' format where the higher seeded team will host the opening game of the series as well as the third and deciding game, if necessary.

The 2017 CIS women's hockey championship will be hosted by Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. March 16 to 19.

Women’s Volleyball

The 2016-17 women’s volleyball season is set to begin Friday, Oct. 28 and wrap up Sunday, Feb. 19.

Starting in 2016-17, the top four ranked women's volleyball teams following regular season play will qualify for the AUS championship.

The championship will take place over two days, where the first day will consist of two semifinals. The top-seeded team will face the fourth seed, while the second seed will face the third seed. The second day will see a third-place match and a championship match contested.

The host of the Subway AUS Women's Volleyball Championship will be determined on a rotational basis, however the host must finish in the top four in that particular season. If the host does not finish in the top four, the next team in the rotation (who has finished within the top four) will become that season’s championship host. The team which did not qualify will become the host for the following year.  

The six-year rotation is as follows: 2016-17: Saint Mary's, 2017-18: Moncton, 2018-19: Memorial, 2019-20: Dalhousie, 2020-21: UNB and 2021-22: Acadia.  

This year’s CIS championship will be hosted March 17-19 by Ryerson University in Toronto, Ont.

Men’s Volleyball

The 2016-17 men’s volleyball season is set to begin Friday, Oct. 28 and wrap up Saturday, Feb. 11.

The AUS men’s volleyball teams will once again participate in three interlock events with their counterparts from the RSEQ conference.

The 2017 Subway AUS Men’s Volleyball Championship will once again consist of a best-of-three series between the teams that finish first and second in the regular season standings.

The CIS championship will be hosted by the University of Alberta March 17-19 in Edmonton, Alta.

Swimming

The 2016-17 AUS swimming season will consist of four invitational meets hosted by Acadia, UNB and Dalhousie.

The 2017 Subway AUS Swimming Championships will be hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island Feb. 10-12 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Swimmers qualifying for the CIS championship will travel to Sherbrooke, Que. where the national competition will be hosted Feb. 23-25 or Feb. 24-26 (to be determined).

2017 Winter Championship Schedule

Please visit http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/championships/index to view the complete 2016-17 AUS championship schedule.