• Community ‘Scrub Game’ at Royal Athletic Park

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Play ... Read More
  • Harbour Derby with Victoria Mobile Radio

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 18, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – It’s ... Read More
  • HarbourCats sign Pac-12 home run leader

    BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 12, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The ... Read More
  • HarbourCats add team chaplain, Faith Night with Glad Tidings Church

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 10, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The ... Read More
  • Win a trip to Vegas with Flight Centre

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Fans ... Read More
  • Steve Duffy joins 2017 broadcast team

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 4, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – A ... Read More

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 […]

Casper and Guntrip returning in 2017

BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 30, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have secured the signings of right-handed pitcher Greg Casper and catcher Riley Guntrip for the 2017 West Coast League season. Both players were instrumental in Victoria’s record-setting 40-win season in 2016 resulting in the franchise’s first-ever playoff berth. RHP Greg […]

Port Angeles Opening Day excursion

(Photo: Conan Chee Photography) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 29, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have partnered with Black Ball Ferry Line to provide Victoria baseball fans an opportunity to ‘get off the rock’ and follow the HarbourCats to Opening Day in Port Angeles, WA. Black Ball, which operates the Coho […]

Men’s Nationals presented by Yates Street Taphouse

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 27, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – Victoria landmark Yates Street Taphouse has come on board as the official naming rights sponsor for the next two Baseball Canada Men’s National Championship Tournaments in 2017 and 2018, both hosted in Victoria. The events will officially be known as the 2017/2018 Baseball […]

Summer Fun: 2017 game day promotions

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 21, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The action at Victoria HarbourCats games will not be limited to on the field in 2017. Entering their fifth season in Victoria, dubbed ‘#SeasonV’, the HarbourCats are excited to announce the first round of game day promotions and events that will bring added […]

HarbourCats sign four from Baylor

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 13, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have fortified their infield and pitching staff for the upcoming West Coast League season, with the addition of four players from Baylor University (NCAA Div. 1; Big 12). Baylor currently boasts a 14-2 record, having begun the season a school-best […]

HarbourCats add St. Louis & UBC duos

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 7, 2017 VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria HarbourCats have added re-enforcements across the diamond less than three months away from the 2017 West Coast League season. Outfielder Aaron Case and infielder/outfielder Jake Garella from St. Louis University (NCAA Div. 1; Atlantic-10) will boost the offence while University of […]

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, […]

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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