IT'S PLAYOFF TIME IN THE CPSL
TORONTO�Friday, October 1--The playoffs leading to the championship of Canada�s only complete professional soccer league will get underway on Sunday, October 3 following the final game of an almost 5-month-long regular league campaign that ended on Thursday.
Toronto Supra won the Eastern Conference title of the Canadian Professional Soccer League and for the second year in succession, Hamilton Thunder won in the west.
These two teams will advance to the semi-finals being played on October 9 and the championship final will be played two days later on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 11.
But first there are two quarter-final games, followed by a wild card game that becomes necessary to provide a second opportunity for the host team, Brampton Hitmen, to win the title. Rules provide for the league championship to be decided by the top three teams in each of the two conferences, but if the host fails to finish in the top three, a wild card game will be played.
Western Conference � Quarter-final
Sunday, Oct. 3 7 p.m. Memorial Park: Toronto Croatia vs. Windsor Border Stars
Eastern Conference � Quarter-final
Tuesday, Oct. 5 7.30 p.m. Birchmount: Metro Lions vs. Vaughan Shooters
Friday, Oct. 8, 7.30 p.m.Victoria Park: Brampton Hitmen vs. Toronto Croatia or Windsor Border Stars
Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.Victoria Park: Toronto Supra vs. Metro Lions or Vaughan Shooters
Saturday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m.Victoria Park: Hamilton Thunder vs. Brampton Hitmen, Toronto Croatia or Border Stars
CPSL Championship Final:
Monday, Oct. 11, 3 p.m. Victoria Park, Brampton