Four home matches before attending one university class highlight a strong home schedule for the Heat men's soccer team.
The 2019 Canada West soccer schedule was unveiled on Thursday with UBCO playing nine of their 16 matches on home turf this season.
With the extra home dates, the Heat - who historically find better results on their home turf - will look to return to the Canada West postseason after a two-year absence.
The home opener for the Heat is August 23 against UNBC in a Friday night match. Those two will play again on Saturday (Aug. 24) with both matches to start at 5:30 p.m.
Still on their home turf, the Heat host two matches on the Labour Day weekend against Victoria on Saturday and then UBC on Sunday.
For the fans this season UBC Okanagan will host five evening matches on the Nonis Sports Field.
Under the lights with 7:30 p.m. start times highlight these home matches: Fri. Sept. 13, Sat. Sept. 14, and Thu. Oct. 10.
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The Heat have a bye weekend as the CW regular season play concludes Sunday, October 20. The conference playoffs open the following weekend and will take two weeks to decide on a CW champion on November 3.
Following the CW Final Four, the top men's squads from across the nation will head to Montreal, where the defending national champion UQAM Citadins will host the U SPORTS nationals Nov. 7-10.
Important Dates and Notes:
- August 23 – CW season opens for the league. Heat host UNBC.
- September 1 - Host sister-school rival UBC on the long-weekend Sunday.
- Play 9 of 16 matches at home, including their first 4 matches.
- August 23, 24, 31, September 1 – Heat host UNBC twice, Victoria, and UBC before Labour Day.
- September 21-21 - Only one road trip takes them out of province - but it is a long one - travel to Calgary and then U of S on the same weekend.
- October 10 - Senior players night at the final home match vs. TRU.
- October 12 - Final match of the season. Play at TRU in the second round of Presidents Cup rivalry.