These are the 1973 playoffs for the University Cup, the CIAU Canadian university championship. There was no tournament. There were regional quarter-final and semi-final series followed by a sudden-death final played in Toronto, Ontario. This was the first season for two new conferences in Western Canada, the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA). The format remained in place through 1975. Only teams from the GPAC and the CWUAA ever played in the quarter-final round.

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Participating Teams


Best of 3 @ Edmonton

  • Sunday, March 4 Alberta 3 Lakehead 1
  • Monday, March 5 Alberta 9 Lakehead 3

University of Alberta beat Lakehead University 2 wins to 0.


Best of 3 @ Edmonton

  • Friday, March 9: Toronto 5 Alberta 2
  • Saturday, March 10: Toronto 5 Alberta 3

University of Toronto beat University of Alberta 2 wins to 0.

Best of 3 @ Halifax

  • Friday, March 9: Saint Mary's 9 Loyola 2
  • Saturday, March 10: Saint Mary's 9 Loyola 6

St. Mary's University beat Loyola College 2 wins to 0.


Sudden Death @ Toronto

University of Toronto Varsity Blues won the University Cup.

Player of the Game: Gord Davies, Toronto

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See Also

List of University Cup Playoffs

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