• HarbourCats, Shamrocks celebrate summer together

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 5, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. — ... Read More
  • HarbourCats returning to Nanaimo

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 12, 2017 NANAIMO, B.C. — ... Read More
  • HarbourCats sign pitcher Claire Eccles

    Team Canada left-hander set to become WCL’s first female player  BREAKING ... Read More
  • Doug Hudlin Night, June 13 at RAP

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. — A ... Read More
  • ‘Double-Double’ for HarbourCats, Tim Hortons

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 18, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Already ... Read More
  • Bahamian hurler headlines newest signings

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 3, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Head ... Read More

‘Double-Double’ for HarbourCats, Tim Hortons

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 18, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Already a major proponent of minor sports through Timbits Hockey and Timbits Baseball, Tim Hortons is now taking a swing at HarbourCats baseball. The HarbourCats are very pleased to announce that Tim Hortons has come on board as official naming sponsor of ‘Tim […]

HarbourCats sign pitcher Claire Eccles

Team Canada left-hander set to become WCL’s first female player  BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 16, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – It is a landmark day for the Victoria HarbourCats, as the West Coast League club is proud to announce the signing of left-handed pitcher Claire Eccles, who is set to become the first […]

HarbourCats, Shamrocks celebrate summer together

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 5, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. — One the highest level of baseball played on Vancouver Island, the other is the cream of the crop in lacrosse. The Victoria HarbourCats and Victoria Shamrocks organizations are pleased to be teaming up to celebrate each other in the summer of 2017. As […]

HarbourCats returning to Nanaimo

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 12, 2017 NANAIMO, B.C. — The Victoria HarbourCats are returning to the HarbourCity. The HarbourCats, of the West Coast League, a collegiate-elite baseball league with 11 teams spread through B.C., Washington and Oregon, will be making their third appearance at 50-year-old Serauxmen Stadium when they play a selection […]

Doug Hudlin Night, June 13 at RAP

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 8, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. — A true pioneer of the Victoria community, on and off the baseball field, will be recognized this summer at Royal Athletic Park. The HarbourCats are very pleased to host Doug Hudlin Night on June 13 when the Port Angeles Lefties play the HarbourCats […]

Bahamian hurler headlines newest signings

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 3, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Head coach Brian McRae and the Victoria HarbourCats have bolstered their pitching staff less than a month ahead of the 2017 West Coast League season, signing right-handed pitcher Chavez Fernander. The team has also added offensive punch, signing outfielders Ryan Hooper and D.J. […]

Sorry guys — ‘Ladies Only Night*’ at RAP

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 1, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – No men allowed*. That will be the case on Thursday, June 22 at Ladies Only Night presented by Emery Electric. Yes, there is that wonderful “baseball asterisk*” to this event. Men are welcome of course, with a donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada. The […]

HarbourCats alum Pivetta promoted to major leagues

BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – He was threw the first pitch in Victoria HarbourCats history in June of 2013, and he’s from Victoria. It seems only right that he’ll also be the first former Victoria HarbourCats player to put on a big-league uniform. The HarbourCats are proud to […]

Community ‘Scrub Game’ at Royal Athletic Park

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Play ball, everyone. Literally, everyone. Thanks to Peninsula Co-op, people of Victoria will have your chance to take the field at Royal Athletic Park and show off your skills. The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce plans for the Scrub Game presented by […]

Harbour Derby with Victoria Mobile Radio

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 18, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – It’s an event like no one in Victoria has seen before — home runs, being hit into the ocean. Splash hits that will mark the opening of the Baseball Canada Men’s Championship presented by Yates Street Taphouse in the B.C. capital. On the […]

HarbourCats sign Pac-12 home run leader

BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 12, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have added some legitimate power to their 2017 roster, signing infielder and right-handed pitcher Andrew Vaughn of Cal Berkeley (NCAA Div. 1; Pac-12). The club has also signed incoming Cal Berkely outfielder Sam Cachola and University of Nevada right-handed pitchers […]

HarbourCats add team chaplain, Faith Night with Glad Tidings Church

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 10, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce the creation of a new position within the organization as Park Jung has been hired as team chaplain. Team chaplains are common throughout professional and collegiate sport, but the role is new ground for the HarbourCats […]

Win a trip to Vegas with Flight Centre

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Fans attending HarbourCats games this season will have the possibility of leaving the ballpark with a memorable vacation experience. As part of the HarbourCats fifth anniversary “#SeasonV” celebrations, the team has partnered with Flight Centre, and also with Eagle Wing Whale Watching and […]

Steve Duffy joins 2017 broadcast team

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 4, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – A familiar voice and face to Victoria sports fans is joining the HarbourCats broadcast team this season. Jonathan Hodgson returns in 2017 as play-by-play voice of HarbourCats broadcasts and will be joined by veteran Victoria sports media personality, Steve Duffy for the Shaw […]

HarbourCats and Homeward Bound team up for April ticket offer

The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to have teamed up with Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery on a special offer through the month of April. A purchase of a HarbourCats season ticket or 10-pack in April comes with a free bag of dog or cat food from Homeward Bound Pet Food Delivery. HarbourCats season tickets start […]

Jim Swanson named among Canadian baseball leaders

by Jonathan Hodgson 2016 was a banner year for the HarbourCats and baseball in Victoria as a whole, and the man behind it is closing the year by picking up a significant honour from one of Canada’s true baseball giants. Jim Swanson, managing partner of the HarbourCats, has been named to Bob Elliott’s annual list […]

McRae knows Bo… and Victoria

by Jonathan Hodgson Brian McRae knows Bo. Well, sort of. The Kansas City Royals called McRae up to the major leagues in August of 1990 in a move that corresponded with Bo Jackson landing on the disabled list. Jackson famously starred as a power-hitting outfielder with the Royals and later the Chicago White Sox and California […]

Major League names, personalities entertain at Hotstove

by Jonathan Hodgson Significant names from the baseball world, past present and future, descended on Victoria on Saturday for the 2nd Annual HarbourCats Hotstove. The event, hosted by Yates Street Taphouse, was headlined for the second straight year by Gregg Zaun, a former major league catcher and current Sportsnet baseball analyst. Zaun was joined on […]

Former Cub McRae to attend HarbourCats Hotstove

Jonathan Hodgson The 2016 World Series carries an abundance of historical significance with the Chicago Cubs playing the Cleveland Indians. With all the amazing storylines and statistics in this fall classic, its significance is personal for Victoria HarbourCats head coach Brian McRae, who was named head coach of the HarbourCats in August. The HarbourCats are […]

2016 brings thrills, experience and lessons learned for HarbourCats

By Jonathan Hodgson (Also published on the Canadian Baseball Network) The Victoria HarbourCats showed during the 2016 West Coast League regular season that they are ready compete among the league’s elite. The playoffs also proved that assembling the puzzle pieces to a championship is a process that is not often completed in one year. Make […]

Wilson named Victoria Business Person of the Year

A member of the HarbourCats local ownership group, and giant of the Victoria business community, has had a major award bestowed upon him.  At the annual Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards held at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel on Thursday evening, John Wilson was named  2016 Victoria Business Person of the Year. Wilson, […]

Topoozian began Fresno State pipeline

By Jonathan Hodgson In a relatively short time since beginning play in the West Coast League, the Victoria HarbourCats have forged and identity as a destination for some of the best talent coming from many elite college baseball programs in NCAA division 1 baseball. In 2013, the HarbourCats joined the very well established and connected […]

HarbourCats and PBL go hand in hand

By Jonathan Hodgson At the core of the HarbourCats mission is a commitment to promote the game of baseball, better the lives and careers of athletes, and positively affect the communities in which they serve on Vancouver Island.  With that in focus, the West Coast League club is set to host the annual British Columbia […]

HarbourCats: Here to Play, Here to Stay

By Jonathan Hodgson June 7, 2016 will mark a significant milestone for the Victoria HarbourCats. That night, the club will play its fourth home opener at Royal Athletic Park, as members of the West Coast League (WCL). The HarbourCats have enjoyed immediate and sustained success on and off the field since joining the WCL for […]

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