This Friday marks the start of another National Tournament, as the remaining eight men’s volleyball teams invade McMaster University’s Burridge Gymnasium, to crown another champion.

Coming into the tournament, the reigning champion Trinity Western Spartans highlight the list, as Canada West Champions, and the number one seed. The Alberta Golden Bears (Canada West Silver Medalists) follow closely as the two seed. Spots three through seven are taken by UBC (Canada West Bronze Medalists), Montreal (RSEQ Champions), McMaster (Host/ OUA Champions), UNB (AUS Champions), and the Queen’s Gaels respectively. The Windsor Lancers (OUA Bronze Medalists) round out the eight, in what will be an exciting weekend of volleyball.

This weekend’s final draw:

Friday March 16th
1 UBC (3) 1pm ET
UNB (6)
2 Alberta (2) 3pm ET
Queens (7)
3 Montreal (4) 6pm ET
McMaster (5)
4 Trinity Western (1) 8 pm ET
Windsor (8)
Saturday March 17th
5 Loser Game 1 1pm ET
Loser Game 2
6 Loser Game 3 3pm ET
Loser Game 4
Semi Final Game 1
7 Winner Game 1 6pm ET
Winner Game 2
Semi Final Game 2
8 Winner Game 3 8 pm ET
Winner Game 4
Sunday March 18
Consolation Game
9 Winner Game 5 11am ET
Winner Game 6
Bronze Medal Game
10 Loser Game 7 1pm ET
Loser Game 8
Gold Medal Game
11 Winner Game 7 4pm ET
Winner Game 8


We also sat down with Volleyball Source’s Everett Delorme, to break down each matchup, and the players to watch this weekend, in our first CUSN Men’s Volleyball Final 8 Podcast.

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Kevin MacDonald currently works as one of the primary Public Address Announcers for the Ryerson Rams and has served as the voice of the Rams Volleyball and Basketball teams for the last three seasons. He has worked on multiple National Volleyball Championships, on top of countless sets during the regular season. Kevin is currently enrolled in his junior year of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts, Sport Media program.


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