Canada West is the only one of the four conferences that deploys a Best-of-3 quarter-final – rationale being that they want to make sure that the 4 “best” teams make it through to have the “best” representatives nationally. The format makes it prohibitively difficult for a visiting team to advance. My fleeting memory tells me that only once in the history of this format has a visiting team captured a Best-of-3 although Alberta technically did that last weekend.
There are 3 games this evening:
Fraser Valley at Manitoba (7 PM Central; 8 PM ET)
Lethbridge at UBC (7 PM Pacific; 10 PM ET)
Regina at Thompson Rivers (7 PM Pacific, 10 PM ET)
The fourth series: Alberta at Calgary gets underway tomorrow night.
As always, the go-to place for all things Canada West is Wayne Thomas’s great site (although our trusted Canada West source is another great resource).