The competition is set for the 2014 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship taking place March 5-8 at the Yara Centre FieldHouse in Moose Jaw, Sask.
Eight teams from across the country will fight for a shot at the CCAA national championship title.
It was a tough matchup in B.C.'s PACWEST conference, with the Douglas Royals overcoming the top-ranked CBC Bearcats in a 3-1 gold medal match. Both teams will attend as conference champion and wildcard.
In Alberta, the legendary Red Deer Kings qualified for their fifth consecutive CCAA national championship; they're already 10-time titleholders! As hosts the ACAC's Briercrest Clippers are guaranteed a host berth.
Ontario's provincial championship also resulted in an upset; the Mohawk Mountaineers overcame the Humber Hawks in a 5-set gold medal game to qualify for their first CCAA national championship in six years. The Humber Hawks will also attend as a wildcard.
Meanwhile, the Cheminots de St. Jerome surprised the Titans de Limoilou in a 3-1 gold-medal game, reversing the result of their previous match just two weeks before.
The ACAA will be represented by the St Thomas Tommies, who were the conference's top-ranked team and took the provincial gold-medal match in three straight sets.
Squads have been seeded in the following order:
|1||Red Deer Kings||ACAC||champ||Red Deer, AB|
|2||Mohawk Mountaineers||OCAA||champ||Hamilton, ON|
|3||Douglas Royals||PACWEST||champ||New Westminster, B.C|
|4||Humber Hawks||OCAA||wildcard||Toronto, ON|
|5||CBC Bearcats||PACWEST||wildcard||Abbotsford, BC|
|6||Briercrest Clippers||ACAC||host||Caronport, SK|
|7||St Thomas Tommies||ACAA||champ||Fredericton, NB|
|8||St-Jerome Cheminots||RSEQ||champ||Saint-Jerome, QC|
The CCAA Championship Awards Banquet will precede the competition on Wednesday, March 5, honouring the 2014 CCAA Men’s Volleyball All-Canadians, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year. The competition will begin Thursday, March 6 and runs through Saturday, March 8.
The schedule is as follows (all times CST):
Thursday March 6
Match #1 1pm – Red Deer Kings vs St Jerome Cheminots
Match # 2 3pm – Humber Hawks vs CBC Bearcats
Match # 3 6pm – Mohawk Mountaineers vs St Thomas Tommies
Match # 4 8pm – Douglas Royals vs Briercrest Clippers
Friday March 7
Match # 5 1pm – Losers of match 1 & 2
Match # 6 3pm – Losers of match 3 & 4
Match # 7 6pm – Winners of match 1 & 2 (semi-final)
Match # 8 8pm – Winners of match 3 & 4 (semi-final)
Saturday March 8
Match # 9 10am – Losers of match 7 & Winners of match 6
Match # 10 12pm – Losers of match 8 vs. Winners of match 5
Match # 11 2pm – Losers of match 5 & 6 (7th/8th place)
Match # 12 6pm – Winners of match 9 & 10 (Bronze Medal)
Match # 13 8pm – Winners of match 7 & 8 (Gold Medal)
The closing ceremony and awards presentation will take place immediately following the gold medal match.
Briercrest College and Seminary will have the latest results, news and photos from the 2014 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship website. Updates are also available on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr, and all games will be webcast on SportsCanada.tv.
The CCAA and Briercrest would like to thank our national sponsors for their support and efforts in making this CCAA national championship possible:
adidas Canada Official Apparel Brand of the CCAA
Big Kahuna Official Retailer of the CCAA
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Official Travel Agency of the CCAA
Jostens Official Supplier of the CCAA Championship Awards Banquet
Molten V5M5000 Official Volleyball of the CCAA
Sport Canada Major Funding Partner
WestJet Preferred Airline of the CCAA