The Montreal Alliance of CEBL unveils the 2023 basketball game schedule – Montreal | PKBNEWS

Anyone who loves basketball and looks forward to sunnier days will want to put this date on their calendar: May 26.

This is the first game that the Montreal Alliance will play in its second season as the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) has announced its new schedule.

But fans will notice a few changes.

The CEBL will now operate under a two-conference system, similar to how the NBA operates.

“The CEBL is a mainstay of Canadian basketball, and we look forward to its fifth landmark season with an all-new model of conference play and an exciting post-season format,” said Mike Morreale, Commissioner and Co-Founder of the CEBL. .

The league’s 10 teams are now divided into Eastern and Western conferences.

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Montreal will be part of the Eastern Conference along with the Brampton Honey Badgers — the current champions — the Niagara River Lions, Ottawa BlackJacks and Scarborough Shooting Stars.

Montreal will face these teams three times in the regular season. They will also face Western Conference teams once.

The winner of each conference will have a chance to win the title.

Montreal Alliance General Manager Joel Anthony says this new format will be better for the players as it will make travel easier, but it will also be great for the fans and the game.

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“In terms of competition, I think that’s where the fans go. [sic] see a team more often,” Anthony said during a packed event at the Casino de Montreal for season ticket holders. “We are now able to have a greater chance of developing rivalries, that kind of competitiveness is something a lot of fans will be able to get into and we are really excited about this change in format.”

The Alliance’s first game on May 26 will be in Montreal at the Verdun Auditorium against the Niagara River Lions.

Anthony says they are working on the line-up, they are in talks with the players and he says the fans can expect a great season with lots of surprises this year.

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