This is the 1988 tournament for the University Cup, the CIAU Canadian university championship. It was held at the Varsity Arena in Toronto, Ontario. This was the season the format reverted to a 4-team single knockout format. The format remained until 1997. The QUAA folded their hockey conference following the 1987 season and their teams joined the OUAA. Instead of discontinuing their berth, the CIS granted it to the OUA finalist.
- Canada West: Calgary Dinosaurs
- Ontario: York Yeomen
- Atlantic: Prince Edward Island Panthers
- Ontario Finalist/Quebec: Western Ontario Mustangs
- Friday, March 18: York 4 Calgary 3
- Saturday, March 19: Western Ontario 3 Prince Edward Island 1
- Sunday March 20: York 5 Western Ontario 3