This is the 1996 tournament for the University Cup, the CIAU Canadian university championship. The semi final games were held at Varsity Arena and the final was played at the Maple Leaf Gardens. It was a 4-team single knockout format. The format remained until 1997.
- Canada West: Calgary Dinosaurs
- Ontario: Waterloo Warriors
- Atlantic: Acadia Axemen
- Ontario Finalist/Quebec: UQTR Patriotes
- Saturday, March 9 Acadia 4 UQTR 3
- Saturday, March 9 Waterloo 5 Calgary 2
- Sunday, March 10 Acadia 3 Waterloo 2