CEBL: Everything There is to Know About the 2024 Canadian Elite Basketball League

21 May 2024

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Canada is a basketball country on the rise. With Team Canada securing 3rd place at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander making waves in the NBA, Canada boasts one of the fastest up-and-coming basketball movements in the world.

This growth is exemplified by the success of Canada’s own basketball league, the Canada Elite Basketball League (CEBL), which will be streamed live on Courtside 1891 for the 2024 season.

What Does CEBL Stand For?

CEBL stands for Canadian Elite Basketball League (French: Ligue élite Canadienne de basketball—LÉCB). Started in 2017, CEBL is recognized by Canada Basketball as the premier basketball league in Canada.

How Many Teams Take Part in the CEBL?

The CEBL is structured in a 10-team conference format, with Eastern and Western conferences made up of 5 teams each.

Eastern Conference

  • Brampton Honey Badgers
  • Montreal Alliance
  • Niagara River Lions
  • Ottawa BlackJacks
  • Scarborough Shooting Stars

Western Conference

  • Calgary Surge
  • Edmonton Stingers
  • Saskatchewan Rattlers
  • Vancouver Bandits
  • Winnipeg Sea Bears

How Many Games Are Played in the CEBL Season?

Each team will play 20 games in the regular season, and up to 4 playoff games at the end. The CEBL regular season runs from mid-May to the beginning of August, while Championship Weekend is scheduled for August 9-11, 2024, in Montréal, Québec.

The current CEBL holders, the Scarborough Shooting Stars, will be looking to repeat their first championship after falling short in 2022. The Ontario-based team retained their core of Cat Barber, Kyree Walker, and Kalif Young.

The franchise that signed rapper J. Cole is aiming for their 3rd final in as many years of operation. Scarborough native and Team Canada international Kyle Alexander also played for them in the 2022 CEBL season.

The Niagara River Lions, Calgary Surge, and Winnipeg Sea Bears will be looking to crash Scarborough’s repeat party, with the Sea Bears retaining 27 ppg superstar Teddy Allen for the 2024 season.

How to Watch 2024 CEBL Games

This year, you can watch 27 live CEBL games on Courtside 1891, the home of international live basketball.

Tue, May 21 9 p.m. Edmonton Calgary
Fri, May 24 8:30 p.m. Scarborough Winnipeg
Sun, May 26 7 p.m. Scarborough Vancouver
Wed, May 29 9 p.m. Scarborough Calgary
Sun, Jun 2 6 p.m. Saskatchewan Edmonton
Wed, Jun 5 7:30 p.m. Ottawa Montréal
Tue, Jun 11 7:30 p.m. Montréal Ottawa
Thu, Jun 13 10:30 p.m. Winnipeg Vancouver
Sat, June 15 7 p.m. Niagara Ottawa
Wed, Jun 19 8 p.m. Vancouver Winnipeg
Sun, Jun 23 6 p.m. Calgary Edmonton
Sun, Jun 30 4 p.m. Scarborough Brampton
Mon, Jul 1 6 p.m. Saskatchewan Edmonton
Mon, Jul 1 8 p.m. Niagara Vancouver
Tue, Jul 9 9 p.m. Calgary Edmonton
Wed, Jul 17 7 p.m. Brampton Niagara
Thu, Jul 18 7:30 p.m. Scarborough Ottawa
Tue, Jul 23 8 p.m. Calgary Winnipeg
Sun, Jul 28 4 p.m. Vancouver Montréal
Mon, Jul 29 7:30 p.m. Brampton Ottawa
Fri, Aug 2 7 p.m. Eastern Conference Play-In
Fri, Aug 2 9:30 p.m. Western Conference Play-In
Sun, Aug 4 5:30 p.m. Eastern Conference Semifinal
Sun, Aug 4 8 p.m. Western Conference Semifinal


With a FREE Courtside 1891 Plus account, you can access all 20 live games of the regular season and the 7 playoff games*, where the CEBL winner will be crowned.

Who will be the next champion after the Saskatchewan Rattlers, Edmonton Stingers, Hamilton Honey Badgers, and Scarborough Shooting Stars?

You can also catch regular season and postseason CEBL action on CEBL+, the CEBL streaming platform.

*blackouts may apply depending on country.