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With the 2017-18 season in full swing, the countdown is on to this year’s U SPORTS Fall Championships.

One Vikes squad that knows for sure their spot in a National Championship is guaranteed are the UVic Vikes men’s and women’s cross country teams, who will host the National Championship for the first time since 2007 on Nov. 12, at Beacon Hill Park.

The Vikes women’s field hockey team could potentially host the brand new Best-of-3 series format for women’s field hockey from Nov. 2-5, while men’s and women’s soccer will fight to earn a ticket to Kamloops, Nov. 9-12, and Winnipeg, Nov. 9-12, respectively.

Women’s rugby meanwhile, will fight for a spot in their third national championship in a row which takes place in Lethbridge from Nov. 2-5.

Kicking off this year’s national events, the U SPORTS Women’s Field Hockey Championship will feature a new format in 2017. Previously a four-team tournament, the Canada West champion will host the OUA champion in a Best-of-3 series Nov. 2-5 On the same weekend, the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship will be hosted by the University of Lethbridge, with the final eight qualified teams in the country taking part as in past.

The following weekend will feature both the Soccer and Cross Country Championships, Nov. 9-12. The 2017 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship will be hosted by Thompson Rivers University, while the 2017 Women’s Soccer Championship will be held at the University of Manitoba. The 2017 U SPORTS Cross Country Championships head to the University of Victoria on Sunday, Nov. 12.

2017 U SPORTS Fall Championship Hosts

2017 U SPORTS Women’s Field Hockey Championship
Dates: November 2-5, 2017
Host: Canada West Champion

20th U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship
Dates: November 2-5, 2017
Host: University of Lethbridge
Venue: Community Sports Stadium
Years Previously Hosted: 2008
Championships: 2007-09

2017 U SPORTS Men’s Soccer Championship
Dates: November 9-12, 2017
Host: Thompson Rivers University
Venue: Hillside Stadium
Years Previously Hosted: None
Championships: None

2017 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship
Dates: November 9-12, 2017
Host: University of Manitoba
Venue: Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex
Years Previously Hosted: None
Championships: None

2017 U SPORTS Cross Country Championships
Date: November 12, 2017
Host: University of Victoria
Venue: Beacon Hill Park
Years Previously Hosted: 1975 (men only), 1987, 1991, 2007
Men’s Championships: 1994-97, 2015
Women’s Championships: 1980, 1985-87, 1994, 1998-2001

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