Canada Soccer confirmed on Wednesday the dates and times for the first round of matches in the 2022 Canadian Championship, which is set to begin on May 10. Ten clubs will enter in this preliminary round, including seven Canadian Premier League sides, as well as MLS outfit Vancouver Whitecaps, League1 Ontario team Guelph United, and the PLSQ's CS Mont-Royal Outremont. Winners of these five preliminary matches will move on to the quarter-finals (set for May 24-26), where the three sides with byes -- Toronto FC, CF Montréal, and the CPL's Pacific FC -- will enter the competition as they all vie to lift the Voyageurs' Cup and qualify for the Concacaf Champions League. In the first round, CPL Alberta rivals Cavalry FC and FC Edmonton will face off, as will Ontario foes Atlético Ottawa and York United. Valour FC will take on the Whitecaps in BC Place, while HFX Wanderers FC will travel to Ontario to visit Guelph United. Forge FC, meanwhile, will welcome Québecois outfit CS Mont-Royal to Tim Hortons Field. The full schedule is as follows, with all matches available to watch via OneSoccer.
Tuesday, May 10Guelph United FC vs. HFX Wanderers FC -- 7:00 p.m. ET at Alumni Stadium, Guelph Atlético Ottawa vs. York United FC -- 7:00 p.m. ET at TD Place, Ottawa Cavalry FC vs. FC Edmonton -- 9:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. MT) at ATCO Field, Calgary
Wednesday, May 11Forge FC vs. CS Mont-Royal Outremont -- 7:00 p.m. ET at Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Valour FC -- 10:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. PT) at BC Place, Vancouver