When the Canadian Elite Basketball League tips off the CEBL Summer Series on July 25, it will be the first professional league in Canada to return to play. The league’s seven teams will convene in St. Catharines for a 26-game competition that ends August 9 with the CEBL Championship game.
CBC Sports will broadcast seven games over the air to a national television audience, starting with the Summer Series opening day doubleheader featuring the Honey Badgers against Niagara at 1:30 p.m., followed by the expansion Ottawa BlackJacks making their league debut against Guelph at 3:50 p.m.
CBC Sports will live stream all games of the Summer Series on the free CBC Gem streaming service, cbcsports.ca, and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices.
In the CEBL Summer Series each club will play the other once in a round robin competition. The team with the worst record will be eliminated and the remaining six will be seeded into a playoff bracket leading to the title game on August 9.
Hamilton is the only team that will be featured twice on CBC’s national broadcasts during the round robin portion of the competition, with the second appearance slated for Saturday, August 1 against Fraser Valley. The Honey Badgers could appear as many as four times if the team plays the maximum of nine games.
Due to COVID-19 fans will not be allowed to attend the games at the Meridian Centre.
Below is the schedule for the Hamilton Honey Badgers.
Sat. July 25 – Hamilton vs Niagara 1:30 p.m. (CBC TV)
Mon. July 27 – Guelph vs Hamilton 5:00 p.m. (CBC Gem)
Wed. July 29 – Edmonton vs Hamilton 7:00 p.m. (CBC Gem)
Sat. Aug. 1 – Hamilton vs Fraser Valley 1:30 p.m. (CBC TV)
Sun. Aug. 2 – Ottawa vs Hamilton 1:30 p.m. (CBC Gem)
Tue. Aug. 4 – Hamilton vs Saskatchewan 5:00 p.m. (CBC Gem)
Thr. Aug. 6 – 6th Seed vs 3rd Seed 5:00 p.m. (CBC Gem)
Thr. Aug. 6 – 5th Seed vs 4th Seed 7:30 p.m. (CBC Gem)
Sat. Aug. 8 – QF Higher Seed vs 2nd Seed 1:30 p.m. (CBC TV)
Sat. Aug. 8 – QF Lower Seed vs 1st Seed 3:50 p.m. (CBC TV)
Sun., Aug. 9 – SF Lower Seed vs SF Higher Seed 12:00 p.m. (CBC TV)