The CEBL unveiled its 2021 regular season schedule Thursday, a 14-game slate reduced from the standard 20 games per team and pushed back from a mid-May start to June 5 to accommodate the possibility of fans being able to attend games in person this summer in the league’s seven cities.
“Prioritizing the health and safety of our fans, players, staff, and officials is where we began in creating our league schedule for 2021,” said Mike Morreale, commissioner and chief executive officer of the CEBL. “All of our games will be broadcast across Canada and around the world, but we recognize that attending live events in a safe manner plays a critical role in revitalizing our communities as they begin to emerge from Covid-19 as 2021 unfolds. It is our hope that by June people in our markets will be able to enjoy our games as they are intended to be experienced, on the edge of their seat watching some of Canada’s best pro players and being entertained by NBA caliber DJ’s and halftime performers.”
CBC Sports is the premier media partner of the CEBL and will broadcast seven of the league’s 49 regular season games on CBC, including the season-opening showdown between the 2020 CEBL champion Edmonton Stingers and the team they defeated in last summer’s title game, the Fraser Valley Bandits, on Saturday, June 5 at 4 p.m. Eastern time. That matchup will be the first of seven consecutive Saturday afternoon broadcasts across Canada. Each of the CEBL’s seven clubs will appear on CBC, with Edmonton leading the way with four appearances.
Regular season games will also be live streamed on the free CBC Gem streaming service, cbcsports.ca, and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices.
Sat June 5 | 7pm – Ottawa at Hamilton
Tuesday June 8 | 7pm – Hamilton at Guelph
Thursday June 10 | 7pm – Niagara at Hamilton
Sunday June 13 | 2pm – Hamilton at Niagara
Wednesday June 16 | 7pm – Guelph at Hamilton
Saturday June 26 | 4pm – Hamilton at Edmonton
Monday June 28 | 7:30pm – Saskatchewan at Hamilton
Thursday July 1 | 2pm – Hamilton at Ottawa
Saturday July 3 | 4pm – Guelph at Hamilton
Friday July 9 | 7pm – Hamilton at Guelph
Thursday July 15 | 7pm – Edmonton at Hamilton
Friday July 23 | 7pm – Fraser Valley at Hamilton
Tuesday August 3 – 7pm – Hamilton at Niagara
Friday August 6 | 7pm – Niagara at Hamilton