2022 Canadian Championship

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2022 Canadian Championship
Championnat Canadien 2022
DateMay 10 – July 26, 2022
Teams13 (from 4 leagues)
ChampionsVancouver Whitecaps FC (2nd title)
Runners-upToronto FC
Matches played12
Goals scored32 (2.67 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Myer Bevan
Sunusi Ibrahim
Brian White
(3 goals each)
George Gross
Memorial Trophy
Ryan Gauld

The 2022 Canadian Championship was the fifteenth edition of Canada's national soccer cup tournament, awarding the Voyageurs Cup. It took place from May 10 to July 26, 2022. The winners of the tournament, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, were awarded the Voyageurs Cup and earned a berth in the 2023 CONCACAF Champions League.[1]


The competition followed a similar format to the 2021 edition with ten teams starting in the preliminary round and three teams receiving byes to the quarter-finals.[1] CF Montréal and Toronto FC received byes for being the finalists of the 2021 tournament and Pacific FC received a bye for winning the 2021 Canadian Premier League season.[2] Each tie of the four round tournament was played as a single-leg fixture.


Distribution of teams for 2022 Canadian Championship
Round Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
Preliminary round
(10 teams)
(8 teams)
  • 5 winners from the preliminary round
(4 teams)
  • 4 winners from the quarter-finals
(2 teams)
  • 2 winners from the semi-finals

Qualified clubs[edit]

Qualification to the Canadian Championship for 2022 was automatic for Canadian teams within Major League Soccer and for all teams within the Canadian Premier League, Canada's tier-one national league. The champions from Canada's two regional pro-am leagues (League1 Ontario and PLSQ) also qualified.[1]

Montreal area clubs: Red pog.svg CF Montréal; Blue pog.svg CS Mont-Royal Outremont
Toronto area clubs: Red pog.svg Toronto FC; Green pog.svg York United

Green pog.svg Canadian Premier League Red pog.svg Major League Soccer Blue pog.svg Other

Club Location League Round of entry Previous best Prior appearances
Atlético Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario Canadian Premier League Preliminary round Preliminary round: 1 1
Cavalry FC Foothills County, Alberta Canadian Premier League Preliminary round Semi-finals: 1 2
FC Edmonton Edmonton, Alberta Canadian Premier League Preliminary round Semi-finals: 5 9
Forge FC Hamilton, Ontario Canadian Premier League Preliminary round Runner-up: 1 3
Guelph United FC Guelph, Ontario League1 Ontario Preliminary round first appearance 0
HFX Wanderers FC Halifax, Nova Scotia Canadian Premier League Preliminary round Quarter-finals: 1 2
CF Montréal Montreal, Quebec Major League Soccer Quarter-finals Champions: 5 13
CS Mont-Royal Outremont Mount Royal, Quebec Québec Premier League Preliminary round first appearance 0
Pacific FC Langford, British Columbia Canadian Premier League Quarter-finals Semi-finals: 1 2
Toronto FC Toronto, Ontario Major League Soccer Quarter-finals Champions: 8 14
Valour FC Winnipeg, Manitoba Canadian Premier League Preliminary round Quarter-finals: 1 2
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Vancouver, British Columbia Major League Soccer Preliminary round Champions: 1 13
York United FC Toronto, Ontario Canadian Premier League Preliminary round Quarter-finals: 1 2


  • Statistics include previous incarnations of FC Edmonton, Montreal Impact, and Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Results from the 2020 Canadian Championship are included for Toronto FC and Forge FC even though the championship was played after the start of the 2022 edition

Schedule and draw[edit]

Teams were divided into four geographical pots for the draw. In the preliminary round, teams in pot 1 were drawn with teams in pot 1 while teams in pot 2 were drawn with a team in pot 2 or pot 3.[3] For the quarter-finals, the winners from pot 1 faced off while the winners from pot 2 and 3 were drawn against teams from pot 4. The draw also determined hosting rights for all four rounds.[4]

Pot 1 (West) Pot 2 (East) Pot 3 (East) Pot 4 (Bye)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Cavalry FC
FC Edmonton
Valour FC
Forge FC
York United FC
Atlético Ottawa
HFX Wanderers FC
Guelph United F.C.
CS Mont-Royal Outremont
Pacific FC
Toronto FC
CF Montréal
Round Date
First round May 10–11
Quarterfinals May 24–25
Semifinals June 21
Final July 26


The draw for the Canadian Championship was streamed live on OneSoccer on March 9, 2022.[5][4]

Preliminary round
May 10–11
May 24–25
June 22
July 26
Foothills County, AB
Cavalry FC2
Foothills County, AB
FC Edmonton1
Cavalry FC1 (3)
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (p)1 (5)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC2
Vancouver, BC
Valour FC0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC2
York United1
Langford, BC
Pacific FC2 (3)
Ottawa, ON
York United (p)2 (4)
Atlético Ottawa1 (6)
Vancouver, BC
York United (p)1 (7)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (p)1 (5)
Guelph, ON
Toronto FC1 (3)
Guelph United0
Halifax, NS
HFX Wanderers2
HFX Wanderers1
Toronto FC2
Toronto, ON
Toronto FC4
CF Montréal0
Montreal, QC
CF Montréal3
Hamilton, ON
Forge FC0
Forge FC2
Mont-Royal Outremont0

Preliminary round[edit]


The preliminary round matches were played on May 10 and 11, 2022.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Guelph United 0–2 HFX Wanderers FC
Atlético Ottawa 1–1 (6–7 p) York United
Cavalry FC 2–1 FC Edmonton
Forge FC 2–0 Mont-Royal Outremont
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2–0 Valour FC


Guelph United0–2HFX Wanderers
  • Garcia 22' (pen.)
  • Daniels 61'
Attendance: 1,728
Referee: Filip Dujic

Cavalry FC2–1FC Edmonton
Attendance: 2,229
Referee: Juan Marquez

Forge FC2–0Mont-Royal Outremont
Attendance: 2,213
Referee: Yusri Rudolf

Vancouver Whitecaps FC2–0Valour FC
Attendance: 7,803
Referee: Alain Ruch



The quarter-final matches were played on May 24 and 25, 2022.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cavalry FC 1–1 (3–5 p) Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Pacific FC 2–2 (3–4 p) York United
CF Montréal 3–0 Forge FC
HFX Wanderers 1–2 Toronto FC


HFX Wanderers1–2Toronto FC
Attendance: 6,507
Referee: Juan Marquez

CF Montréal3–0Forge FC
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauzière



The semi-final matches were played on June 22, 2022.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2–1 York United
Toronto FC 4–0 CF Montréal


Toronto FC4–0CF Montréal
Attendance: 18,133
Referee: Yusri Rudolf

Vancouver Whitecaps FC2–1York United
Attendance: 10,503
Referee: Juan Márquez


Vancouver Whitecaps FC1–1Toronto FC
Attendance: 24,307
Referee: Pierre-Luc Lauzière


Top goalscorers[edit]

  Team eliminated or did not play in this round.
Rank Player Team Goals By round
1 New Zealand Myer Bevan Cavalry FC 3 2 1
Nigeria Sunusi Ibrahim CF Montréal 3
United States Brian White Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1
4 Canada Ayo Akinola Toronto FC 2 2
Canada Amer Đidić Pacific FC 2



  Team eliminated or did not play in specific round
  Suspension due to yellow card accumulation
  Suspension due to red card
Rank Player Team Cautions By round
1 Canada Alessandro Hojabrpour Forge FC 2 1 1
Canada Chrisnovic N'sa York United FC 1 1 YCA
Mali Aboubacar Sissoko Forge FC 1 1
Canada Cédric Toussaint York United FC 1 1
Canada Charlie Trafford Cavalry FC 1 1
6 Canada Ayo Akinola Toronto FC 1 1
United States Michael Bradley Toronto FC 1
Jamaica Javain Brown Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Canada Michael Baldisimo Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
United States Sebastian Berhalter Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Canada Zachary Brault-Guillard CF Montréal 1
France Rudy Camacho CF Montréal 1
Canada Lucas Cavallini Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Canada Nikolaos Giantsopoulos York United FC 1
Colombia Sebastián Gutiérrez York United FC 1
Argentina Mateo Hernández York United FC 1
Canada Isaiah Johnston York United FC 1
Argentina Matko Miljevic CF Montréal 1
Republic of Ireland Shane O'Neill Toronto FC 1
Canada Ralph Priso-Mbongue Toronto FC 1
Argentina Joaquín Torres CF Montréal 1
Canada Noah Verhoeven York United FC 1
Serbia Ranko Veselinović Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1
Canada Jordan Wilson York United FC 1
Canada Dominick Zator York United FC 1

Note: Players receive a one-match ban for yellow card accumulation based on two cautions in Canadian Championship.

Sending offs[edit]

No. Date Player Club Offense
1 May 10 Canada Camilo Benzi[a] York United FC Expulsion
  1. ^ Coaching staff


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  4. ^ a b "Canadian Championship Draw". Canadian Championship. March 9, 2022. OneSoccer. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
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