Watch the Canadian Premier League: The Island Games this weekend

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Soccer fans can watch coverage of the action from the Canadian Premier League from the Island Games in Charlottetown, exclusively on CBC, starting this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.Coverage will include a game between York9 FC and Atlético Ottawa, followed by a 3 p.m. ET game between HFX Wanderers FC and Pacific FC.

Nigel Reed will handle play by play and former Canadian professional soccer player Craig Forrest will serve as analyst.

In all, CBC Sports will bring you four duplicate Saturday broadcasts on CBC TV, CBC Gem, CBC Sports and the CBC Sports app starting at 1 p.m. ET every Saturday.

Format unique

The 2020 season will kick off with an eight-club first leg where each CPL team will play once, with the top four clubs advancing to the six-match group stage of the second round.

The Island Games will be played behind closed doors in a sequestered environment at Alumni Place in Charlottetown and will see all eight clubs – Pacific FC (Vancouver Island, BC), FC Edmonton (Edmonton), Cavalry FC (Calgary), Valor FC ( Winnipeg)), Forge FC (Hamilton, Ontario – 2019 Canadian Premier League Champion), York9 FC (York Region, Ont.), Atlético Ottawa (Ottawa) and HFX Wanderers FC (Halifax) – face off until what the top two clubs stay in is a one-match final to be crowned 2020 Canadian Premier League champions.

As there is no advantage on the pitch, it will be a one-match final to crown the 2020 Canadian Premier League champion who will be awarded the North Star Shield and a spot in the CONCACAF League 2021.

Full schedule

Saturday August 15th

  • York9 FC vs Atletico Ottawa (13 h HE)
  • HFX Wanderers FC vs Pacific FC (15 h HE)

Saturday August 22

  • York9 FC vs Valor FC (14 h HE)
  • Forge FC vs Pacific FC (16 h HE)

Saturday August 29

  • Valor FC vs FC Edmonton (13 h HE)
  • HFX Wanderers vs York9 FC (15 h HE)

Saturday September 5th

  • Forge FC vs Valor FC (13 h HE)
  • Cavalry FC vs York9 FC (15 h HE)

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