These are the 1986 playoffs for the University Cup, the CIAU Canadian university championship. Six teams qualified. Four teams played in regional quarter-finals and two teams received byes. The final four tournament was hosted by the Alberta Golden Bears. This was the final year for this format.
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- Canada West: Calgary Dinosaurs
- Ontario Champion: York Yeomen
- Quebec: UQTR Patriotes
- Atlantic: Moncton Blue Eagles
- Host Team: Alberta Golden Bears
- Wild-Card: Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
- Wild Card: Dalhousie Tigers
Best of 3
- Friday, March 14: UQTR 9 Calgary 5
- Saturday, March 15: UQTR 8 Calgary 5
UQTR beat Calgary 2 wins to 0.
- Friday, March 14: Dalhousie 5 York 3
- Saturday, March 15: York 4 Dalhousie 3
- Sunday, March 16: York 7 Dalhousie 2
York beat Dalhousie 2 wins to 1.
- Friday, March 14: Moncton 5 Wilfred Laurier 4
- Saturday, March 15: Moncton 7 Wilfred Laurier 3
Moncton beat Wilfred Laurier 2 wins to 0.
- Thursday, March 20: Alberta 5 Moncton 4
- Saturday, March 22: UQTR 5 York 2
- Sunday, March 23: Alberta 5 UQTR 2