The Kamloops NorthPaws have resigned a quartet of players and a coach who were slated to be a part of the 2021 campaign.
Players Thomas Green, Marshal Luiz, Trey Newman, Colby Ring and assistant coach Sammie Starr have all recommitted to the Tournament Capital’s expansion franchise after missing the opportunity last summer when the 2021 season was cancelled due to pandemic-related circumstances.
“I wish Kamloops could’ve seen these guys this past summer but talking with them they continue to be excited to come to Kamloops and be a part of what we’re building with the NorthPaws,” says head coach Cole Armstrong.
An all-Canadian expansion matchup will kick off the inaugural West Coast League campaign in Kamloops.
The Kamloops NorthPaws will play host to the Edmonton Riverhawks on May 31, 2022 at Norbrock Stadium in the first game in franchise history.
The NorthPaws regular season schedule 54 games from the end of May through mid-August, including 27 home games. The season is broken down into 18 three-game series, nine home and nine away. Each of the four Canadian opponents will visit Norbrock Stadium in 2022.
The Kamloops NorthPaws Kanteen is now open.
It is currently open on campus weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. between Old Main and the International Building.
The Kanteen will move to Norbrock Stadium in the springtime and be open for fans at all NorthPaws home games.
For a second straight season, the West Coast League champion Corvallis Knights were named Perfect Game’s National Summer Collegiate Team of the Year.
The Knights also earned Summer Collegiate Team of the Year honors in 2019, the first-ever top ranking by a West Coast League member club. Due to COVID-19 cancellations in 2020, Perfect Game did not name a Summer Collegiate Team of the Year last year.
Wednesday morning, the 2021 All-West Coast League teams were announced by West Coast League Commissioner Rob Neyer.
“It’s my tremendous pleasure every year,” said Neyer, “to announce the WCL’s All-League teams. Considering the WCL’s position as the premier summer collegiate baseball league in the entire western half of the continent, saying our teams represent ‘the best of the west’ is hardly an exaggeration.”
The NorthPaws mascot has a name: Homer.
We want to thank all the fans for helping us choose a name. We received over 60 name ideas and 150 total submissions.
It is a very fitting moniker for a baseball dog mascot based on the following definitions:
A home run, something we expect to see many of when the West Coast League comes to Norbrock Stadium.
Someone who shows blind loyalty to a team, we dare you to find a bigger NorthPaws fan!
A bonehead, because our mascot is full of shenanigans.
Kamloops NorthPaws head coach Cole Armstrong was named to the staff of the U18 Team Canada Junior National Team.
The native of Surrey, B.C. joins long-time Junior National Team head coach Greg Hamilton’s staff for a training camp in Ontario from Aug. 18 – Sept. 1 before traveling to Florida for a seven-game Friendship Series against the United States.
Saturday night, the West Coast League reached a huge milestone when Jarren Duran batted sixth and started in center field for the first-place Boston Red Sox, becoming the 100th alumnus of a current or past West Coast League team to make his MLB debut. Please...
Earlier this week, 40 current and former West Coast League players were selected in Major League Baseball’s annual Rule 4 amateur draft.
With the Cincinnati Reds’ selection of Matt McLain with the 17th overall pick, 2021 marks the fifth straight year with a WCL standout drafted in the first round.
The newest member of the Kamloops NorthPaws is dreaming of full stands today, on what was supposed to be our inaugural home opener.
This large brown and white canine was adopted from the BC SPCA Kamloops & District Branch to keep us company leading up to our first season at Norbrock Stadium next summer.
Our new pup does not have a name and we need your help. Send us your best, creative ideas.
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the Kamloops Northpaws
The Kamloops NorthPaws is the newest team to join the West Coast League. The team will be made up of NCAA Division 1 and 2 players as well as local athletes and the inaugural season starts in the summer of 2022. The level of play in the West Coast League is outstanding, ranking among baseball’s top summer collegiate leagues, which will make for the highest calibre of baseball Kamloops has ever seen. The season is 54 games, including 27 home games to be played at Norbrock Stadium.
1500 Island Pkwy, Kamloops BC
Norbrock Stadium is a professional-sized baseball field that seats approximately 1,500 spectators. The stadium hosts multiple softball and baseball events in Kamloops each year, and was built in as a 1967 Canada Centennial Project on McArthur Island Park.