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Victoria HarbourCats – HarbourCats 2022 Single-Game Tickets available for purchase Thursday, December 9th



The HarbourCats are expecting a big return to baseball in 2022! Get your tickets early!

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Victoria, BC – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce that single-game tickets for the 2022 West Coast League baseball season will be available for purchase starting at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 9, 2021.

Tickets can be purchased on-line via Select Your Tickets at, or fans may drop in to the HarbourCats offices at 101-1814 Vancouver Street, or the Select Your Tickets Box Office at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to order in person.

Fans can also call the HarbourCats office at 778-265-0327 or the Select Your Tickets box office at 250-220-7777 to order over the phone.

Fans who hold unused 2020 or 2021 game tickets, or who have 2020-2022 flex-pack ticket vouchers may also now redeem their tickets/vouchers for 2022 game tickets. This exchange will need to be done in person at the HarbourCats office or the Select Your Tickets box office. Fans who bought tickets on-line with Select Your Tickets may call them directly at 250-220-7777.

Fans wishing to purchase individual game tickets or make voucher exchanges at the HarbourCats office may book an appointment to do so at This allows staff to plan for proper COVID protocols in the office related to occupancy.

“We are anticipating a high demand for 2022 tickets, as we enjoy a celebratory return to HarbourCats baseball,” notes HarbourCats Assistant GM, Christian Stewart. “We are urging everyone to get their tickets early this year so as to avoid disappointment and the easiest way to do this is by using the very user friendly on-line system that Select Your Tickets has developed for us.”

Fans holding flex-pack ticket vouchers are also urged to exchange those tickets well in advance. “With two years worth of unused ticket vouchers out there ready to be redeemed, we expect many of our popular seating areas will sell out quickly, especially for our popular fireworks games, or opening night,” notes Stewart. “We strongly urge fans with vouchers to come in as soon as they can to book their tickets for 2022 so that they can get the games and the seats that they want.”

The HarbourCats open the 2022 season on Tuesday May 31, 2022 against the Port Angeles Lefties, just one of nine different West Coast League rivals that will visit Wilson’s Group Stadium in 2022. This list also includes the expansion Nanaimo NightOwls (June 7-9), Kamloops NorthPaws (July 8-10) and Edmonton Riverhawks (August 5-7), as well as visits from the Kelowna Falcons (June 10-12), Wenatchee AppleSox (June 21-23), Cowlitz Black Bears (June 28-30), Yakima Valley Pippins (July 15-17) and Bellingham Bells (July 19-21).

The HarbourCats will also host seven non-league games this year, with the Coquitlam Angels (June 17-19), Northwest Honkers (July 26-28) and Redmond Dudes (August 1) all paying visits to Victoria.

Fireworks nights are scheduled for Saturday, June 11 (Kelowna), Thursday, June 30 for Canada Day (Cowlitz) and Monday, August 1 for BC Day (Redmond).

There are five Sunday matinee games on the schedule (June 12, 19, July 10, 17 and August 7), as well as the annual School Spirit Game at 11:00 am Thursday, June 2 and a Business Person’s Getaway Day at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 28.

The HarbourCats would also like to invite all fans to their annual Christmas Open House on Thursday, December 9th from 12pm to 8pm. Drop in to the office at 101-1814 Vancouver Street to exchange tickets, purchase new tickets, purchase merchandise and gift cards and catch up on all things baseball! Treats and beverage will be provided. All merchandise will be on sale as special Open House pricing with up to 50% off regular pricing. COVID protocols will be in place.


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NorthPaws Set to Open 2nd West Coast League Season in Victoria



KAMLOOPS, BC—Excitement is in the air as the Kamloops NorthPaws are poised to kick off their second season in the West Coast League.

With the Memorial Cup junior hockey tournament being played in Kamloops, the North Paws asked the West Coast league to begin the 2023 campaign on the road.    The North Paws will open the campaign up at Wilson’s Group Stadium in Victoria, BC against the HarbourCats.  The three-game series kicks off Thursday June 2nd and winds up Sunday June 4th. 

Kamloops has 10 veterans back from the team which finished third overall in the WCL North Division (record 26-27).   The NorthPaws have changed managers twice since Cole Armstrong directed them in their inaugural season.   Former Major Leaguer Brian Anderson replaced Armstrong in October 2022 but resigned to take a position with Northwestern University (NCAA Div I).  Keith Francis was named his replacement this past April.   He and Anderson worked together with Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona and was initially coming to Kamloops as an assistant coach in 2023 before the promotion.

The HarbourCats have 13 players returning from the team which finished fourth in the West Coast League North Division in 2022 (record 26-28).


Friday June 2nd  6:35 PM , Saturday June 3rd  6:35 PM, Sunday June 4th  1:05 PM

Games streamed at HCATS.TV



1.     Cam Caley – LHP – Baylor University – Sophomore
2.      Harrison Caley – C – Baylor University – Junior
3.      Jesse Brown – OF – UC Santa Barbara
4.       Dallas Macias – 2B/OF – Oregon State – Freshman
5.       Hudson Shupe – SS – Seattle – Freshman  


1.      Andrew Stucky   C-OF  University of Texas San Antonio  Hometown: Tucson, AZ  Sophomore
2.      Robin Villeneuve 1B-LHP  Weatherford College   Hometown: Gatineau QC   Sophomore
3.      Tommy Green  SS-INF   Oakland University   Hometown: Courtenay, BC   Senior
4.      Felix Chenier-Rondeau  OF Oklahoma City University   Hometown: Blainville, QC   Senior


Victoria Head Coach Todd Haney:

“We have assembled a top caliber line-up this season and can’t wait to get things started Friday against the NorthPaws.  This is the 10th Anniversary season of the HarbourCats, and I’d like nothing more than to celebrate that by bringing the HarbourCats their first ever WCL title.  I think we have the team to do that this year and look forward to the challenges the season will bring us.”

Kamloops Head Coach Keith Francis:

Heading into the season you are always a little apprehensive about your roster. Did we get enough pitching is everyone healthy etc. we know we have several still playing in post season play so your not exactly certain who is going to be ready for the opener. Having used all the coaches excuses I am looking forward to the season. I feel like we have an offensive lineup with players who have had very good seasons at their respective schools. I believe that our offense may have to carry else early until the pitching works itself out. Our first series should be mixed bag of a lineup with so many players not expected for another week, but it will give are younger players a chance.”


The three games were played in Kamloops at Dearborn Ford Field.  The NorthPaws won two of the three games.  They opened the series June 14th with a 5-4 victory. Kolby Lukinchuk (Prince George, BC), came out of the bullpen to strike out the final two batters for the victory in his one inning of work.  Zac Beatty led the way for Kamloops with two runs batted in.

Game two had Kamloops beating Victoria 9-8. Ben Polack was the winning pitcher going three innings with a strikeout. He was the third of three pitchers for the NorthPaws that night. Kamloops had nine runs on 13 hits with four errors.

Victoria won the final game of the series (June 16) by a score of 8-3, scoring three runs in the top of the ninth inning after scoring two in the first frame. Michael Nunez was the winning pitcher going four and a third innings giving up four hits and striking out five. Shay Timmer took the loss for Kamloops. He was the second of four pitchers going three innings with five strikeouts and three walks.


The North Paws have 11 players from British Columbia on their roster including five players from Kamloops itself (three of them: Tyrelle Chadwick, Jared Sucro, Nolan Austin are veterans).


Kamloops has two players who are currently members of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack baseball program:  Lukinchuk and first year outfielder Manny Recchi.   Former WolfPack player Adam Filmon has joined the NorthPaws as an assistant coach.  Filmon is the grandson of former Manitoba Premier Gary.

The HarbourCats have one TRU player on their roster this year.  Pitcher Sam Jordan who completed his first season with TRU in 2023.


The NorthPaws will kick off the home portion of their 2023 West Coast League season Tuesday June 6th at Dearborn Ford Field at Norbrock Stadium. It is a three-game series with the Portland Pickles.  Opening pitch on Tuesday, Wednesday (June 7th) and Thursday (June 8th) will be 6:35 PM.  Tuesday’s opening night festivities will include a pre-game ceremony.

Tuesday’s game will be “Blazers Night” where the NorthPaws will recognize the accomplishments of the 2022-23 Kamloops Blazers.  It is hoped some members of the Blazers hockey club will be in attendance for the contest and will be available to sign autographs.

If you can’t make the games in person, NorthPaws home games will be webcast here :   There will also be a select number of games will be shown on Shaw Cable.

For “Everything NorthPaws – Go to the website : “

Kamloops NorthPaws tickets:

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For more Information:

Jenna Forter
General Manager, Kamloops NorthPaws


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Insurance against the elements — Maxxam Insurance steps to the plate for Serauxmen Stadium



Baseball folk can be heard to say — “can’t control the weather, but you can be prepared for it.”

With that in mind, the Nanaimo NightOwls are excited to announce a major addition to Serauxmen Stadium that will not only help the WCL team, but all stakeholder groups that make the refurbished/historic field their home.


Maxxam Insurance, the community-driven company that serves the entirety of Vancouver Island and indeed B.C., has stepped to the plate with a legacy partnership, purchasing a full infield tarp, measuring 160ft-squared, to help fend off rain that is undeniably a part of being a baseball program on the moist coast, particularly in spring and fall.

“Maxxam came to us and asked how they could help, what they could do that was meaningful for not just the NightOwls but all Island baseball teams — and the lack of a tarp at Serauxmen impacted everyone’s operations in the wet 2022 season,” said Jim Swanson, GM and Managing Partner of the NightOwls. “We faced rain on opening weekend, and that whole first month. We wished we had a tarp many times.”


“Well, now we do, thanks to Bill Rai, Bryson Hill and the people at Maxxam. We are thankful, and excited. It’s a major complement to all the work done by the City of Nanaimo over the last two years.”

Maxxam is proud to help solve an issue — insurance, if you will, against the rain we all know so well.


“For us, it is always about the community and what we can do to contribute,” said Rai, the founder of Maxxam Insurance. “Sports is important to people of all ages and working with the NightOwls for this project is exciting to be a part of.”


The tarp, the same product used at famed Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, arrived this month and will take up a prominent foul-ball area beyond the third base dugout, with a cover featuring the Maxxam logo. In addition, Maxxam has purchased a new cover for the full infield tarp at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, making that helpful feature look sharp again.


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Become A NightOwls Host Family



We have amazing players and they need temporary homes! Elite collegiate scholarship athletes working to earn a shot at pro baseball, representing our area in the West Coast League at historic Serauxmen Stadium.

We plan host homes and players around transportation and rides so they can get to the gym and the field. Some families like to give rides sometimes, but we work to make that rarely needed.


The players generally eat breakfast, go to work out, grab lunch somewhere, then take batting practice etc leading up to the game, and return home after.


The team takes bus/ferry to places around BC, Alberta, WA and OR states, usually gone 3-4 days at a time, sometimes a full week away.


Most importantly— great young men, here to experience the island and face great teams in the WCL! Some of the players will go on to play in the Major Leagues!


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