Canadian Premier League
FIFA Region
CONCACAF
Season
2020
Location
Canada
Abbreviation
CAN1

Summary

The Canadian Premier League (CAN1) was established 6 May 2017 and is Canada's premier football competition. CAN1 expanded to 8 teams for the 2020 season with the addition of Atlético Ottawa At the end of the 2020 CAN1 season, the CAN1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

Due to COVID-19, the CAN1 regular season was modified to two stages. In the 1st Stage, each CAN1 team plays the other 7 CAN1 teams once (7 matches per team). In the 2nd Stage, the top 4 teams from the 1st Stage play each other once (3 matches per team). All matches are played at the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada). This season was branded "The Island Games." Table ranking ties are broken by (1) head-to-head record, (2) goal difference, (3) total goals scored, (4) total wins, (5) U-21 player minutes, then (6) coin toss or a drawing.

Leagues Pyramid - Canada

Abbrev League # of Teams
CAN1 Canadian Premier League 8

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Regular
13 Aug 2020 - 15 Sep 2020
Playoffs
18 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 1969
 10: CAN1 (8)

Season Format

During the 2020 CAN1 Regular season, each CAN1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 7 CAN1 teams twice for a total of 28 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) total wins, (2) goal difference, (3) total goals scored, (4) away goal difference, (5) away goals scored, (6) home goal difference, (7) home goals scored, (8) coin toss or a drawing.

Playoffs

At the end of the 2020 CAN1 season, the 2nd and 3rd place teams play in a one match semifinal. The winner then plays the 1st place team in a one match final. If either the semifinal or the final is tied at the end of regular time, two 15 minute extra periods are played. If the matches are still tied after the extra periods, a penaly shoot-out is held.

Relegation

Currently the CAN1 does not have relegation. As the Canadian League Pyramid expands, relegation is expected.


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Championship Final

DateHome Status RoadVenue
Sat - 19 Sep 2020
 Forge FC 20 HFX Wanderers FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field

Final 4

 Group LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Forge FC 32 -1-07-41311 -0-0320221 -1-04211
2HFX Wanderers FC 31 -1-14-37-420 -1-1116-511 -0-03211
3Pacific FC 31 -0-23-65100 -0-0000031 -0-23651
4Cavalry FC 31 -0-23-44031 -0-2344000 -0-00000
Championship Final
DateHome Status RoadVenue
09.09.20HFX Wanderers FC 11 Forge FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 Cavalry FC 31 Pacific FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
12.09.20Forge FC 20 Pacific FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 Cavalry FC 12 HFX Wanderers FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
15.09.20Cavalry FC 01 Forge FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 HFX Wanderers FC 05 Pacific FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field

1st Stage

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Cavalry FC 74 -1-213-107332 -0-1643142 -1-17642
2HFX Wanderers FC 73 -3-112-127541 -3-0664232 -0-16633
3Forge FC 73 -3-112-139442 -2-0885331 -1-14541
4Pacific FC 73 -2-211-108242 -1-1753231 -1-14550
5York9 FC 72 -4-110-87131 -2-0554141 -2-15330
6Valour FC 72 -2-38-89-131 -0-2325-341 -2-15642
7Atlético Ottawa 72 -2-38-712-541 -1-2448-431 -1-1434-1
8FC Edmonton 70 -1-61-514-930 -0-3016-540 -1-3148-4
Final 4

Results

Sun - 6 Sep 2020
 Pacific FC 21 FC EdmontonUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 HFX Wanderers FC 20 Atlético OttawaUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Sat - 5 Sep 2020
 Cavalry FC 10 York9 FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 Forge FC 22 Valour FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Wed - 2 Sep 2020
 Pacific FC 01 Atlético OttawaUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 Valour FC 02 HFX Wanderers FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Tue - 1 Sep 2020
 FC Edmonton 01 York9 FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Sun - 30 Aug 2020
 Atlético Ottawa 02 Forge FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 Cavalry FC 12 Pacific FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Sat - 29 Aug 2020
 HFX Wanderers FC 11 York9 FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 Valour FC 21 FC EdmontonUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Thu - 27 Aug 2020
 Atlético Ottawa 20 Cavalry FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Wed - 26 Aug 2020
 FC Edmonton 13 HFX Wanderers FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 York9 FC 32 Forge FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Tue - 25 Aug 2020
 Pacific FC 20 Valour FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Sun - 23 Aug 2020
 Cavalry FC 21 HFX Wanderers FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 Atlético Ottawa 22 FC EdmontonUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Sat - 22 Aug 2020
 Forge FC 21 Pacific FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
 York9 FC 00 Valour FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field
Thu - 20 Aug 2020
 FC Edmonton 02 Cavalry FCUPEI Artificial Turf Field