• Blue Jays in Seattle vacation packages on sale

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 23, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – ... Read More
  • HarbourCats add SEC talent

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 21, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – ... Read More
  • HarbourCats name Advisory Committee

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 16, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – ... Read More
  • HarbourCats sign first international player

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have made a significant addition ... Read More
  • New at RAP: Campbell Real Estate Club Seats

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 6, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – ... Read More
  • Nationals tournament passes now on sale

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Blue Jays in Seattle vacation packages on sale

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 23, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Opening Day of the 2017 West Coast League season is now just over three months away, and so to is the second annual HarbourCats vacation to Seattle. Last September, 140 HarbourCats fans boarded Wilson’s Transportation buses and joined an estimated 20,000 Blue Jays […]

HarbourCats add SEC talent

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 21, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have made a pair of impactful additions to their 2017 roster, signing outfielder Hunter Vansau from Mississippi State University and left-handed pitcher Jack Owen, a Freshman-commit of Auburn University. Both players come from schools in the NCAA Div. 1 SEC, […]

HarbourCats name Advisory Committee

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 16, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have named their advisory committee for 2017. The advisory committee is comprised of people who are community-minded, invested in this area, and love the added quality of life that HarbourCats baseball brings to Victoria and the South Island. They assist […]

HarbourCats sign first international player

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have made a significant addition to their 2017 roster, signing Taiwanese outfielder and utility player, Po-Hao Huang for the 2017 season. OF/UTIL Po-Hao Huang (Poe-HOW-Wong), Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan), Sophomore, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, 5-11/175 Huang played in North America in the summer of 2016, competing in the Perfect […]

New at RAP: Campbell Real Estate Club Seats

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 6, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – Location, location, location — for real estate, and for HarbourCats baseball fans as well. The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce the CAMPBELL REAL ESTATE CLUB SEATS section, which will see padded seating and at-your-seat service in a prime location of the ballpark. […]

Nationals tournament passes now on sale

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 2, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. — The best men’s baseball teams in Canada are coming to Victoria, and now baseball fans can secure their spot at Royal Athletic Park. Tournament passes are on sale through the Victoria HarbourCats office, 1814 Vancouver Street or by phone at 778-265-0327. With a […]

2017 Men’s Nationals Committee Announced

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 24, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The best amateur men’s baseball teams are coming to Victoria, and Victoria will be fully prepared. A 15-member committee has been appointed in preparation for the 2017 Baseball Canada Men’s National Championship, taking place in Victoria this August. Additional roles will be filled, […]

HarbourCats attending WCL winter meetings

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 19, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – Representatives from the Victoria HarbourCats are attending West Coast League board of directors meetings in Portland, OR this weekend, January 21-22, in preparation for the league’s 13th season in 2017. HarbourCats representatives include managing partner Jim Swanson, named 2016 WCL executive of the […]

Returner Wyatt Young leads newest signings

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 16, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have made three significant signings to their roster for the 2017 West Coast League season. The club has inked returning infielder Wyatt Young of Pepperdine University as well as left-handed pitchers AJ Block and James Mullins from Washington State University. […]

HarbourCats finalize 2017 coaching staff

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 9, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to announce the finalization of the club’s coaching staff for the 2017 West Coast League season. Brian McRae, former 10-year major league outfielder and current student manager at the University of Missouri, was hired as the HarbourCats fourth […]

HarbourCats Winter Baseball Training

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 14, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats are pleased to offer a series of instructional youth baseball camps at the Westshore Training Academy. HarbourCats personnel will conduct the camps including Jim Swanson (MLB scout), Troy Birtwistle (former national-level pitcher), Andrew Wilson (HarbourCats assistant coach), Brad Norris-Jones (HarbourCats […]

Xavier duo sign with HarbourCats

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 29, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have added depth to their outfield for the 2017 West Coast League season, signing Will LaRue and Riley Pletcher from Xavier University (NCAA Div. 1; Big East) in addition to right-handed pitcher Matt Kent. OF Will LaRue, Xavier University, (Junior), […]

HarbourCats sign Purdue hitters, George Mason arm

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 23, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have bolstered their defense for the 2017 season, signing infielder Harry Shipley and catcher Bryce Bonner from Purdue University (NCAA Div. 1; Big 10). Right-handed pitcher Ryan Ricci of George Mason University (NCAA Div. 1; Atlantic 10) has also signed […]

HarbourCats Christmas Party

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with the Victoria HarbourCats — A White Christmas. Thursday, December 1 from 12:00 – 8:00 PM at the team office (1814 Vancouver Street), the HarbourCats will be throwing a Christmas Party with a wide range of […]

Back-to-back Nats

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 15, 2016 VICTORIA, B.C. – Victoria has been announced as the host for the next two national men’s baseball championship tournaments — the 2017 and 2018 Baseball Canada Senior Championship. A group spearheaded by the HarbourCats, and chaired by Shawn Petriw with support from B.C. Senior Baseball and […]

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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