The Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) announced today the format for their annual playoffs, the BaggatawayCup. 2014 marks the 30th season in CUFLA history, with an all-time high of 15 teams competing in two divisions.
Following a 12-game regular season, twelve teams will advance into the 2014 Baggataway Cup playoffs. The top three in each division will host in the first round with the highest seeded winners of each division earning a spot in the semifinals.
Baggataway Cup Format
FIRST ROUND (October 31-November 2)
Games played at high seed.
- East #1 vs East #6
- East #2 vs East #5
- East #3 vs East #4
- West #1 vs West #6
- West #2 vs West #5
- West #3 vs West #4
FINAL SIX (November 7-9)
- East #2 highest remaining seed vs West #3 highest remaining seed
- West #2 highest remaining seed vs East #3 highest remaining seed
- East highest remaining seed vs Quarterfinal Two winner
- West highest remaining seed vs Quarterfinal One winner
- Semifinal winners
The final six will advance to the second weekend of play November 7-9. These games will all be played at the Civic Recreation Complex in Oshawa, Ontario. Two quarterfinals will be played on Friday with semifinals and the championship game to follow on Saturday and Sunday.
CUFLA Commissioner David Fenicky commented, “the league is very excited about the new playoff format as it gives players and fans additional opportunities to witness something really special. Although we are only three weeks into the season, this year’s games have produced many unexpected results and the 6-team divisional playoff format sets the table for some potential upsets. The quality of the games improves from week to week, so we really have no way of predicting how the playoff weekend will shake out. One thing is for certain: fans making the trek out to Oshawa in November should expect the unexpected, and expect it to be quite a show.”