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.
NorthPaws co-owner Norman Daley will be one of four recipients of an honourary degree from Thompson Rivers University in their spring 2021 convocation ceremonies in June.
His volunteerism includes co-chair for the 2016 Women's World Hockey Championship, chairman of the Kamloops Blazers Advisory Board, volunteer chair for the 2014 Tim Hortons, local media chair for the World Junior Hockey Championship, helping the campaign to open the Sussex Insurance Centre indoor baseball facility, community sponsorship co-ordinator for the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament, and working with the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society.
NorthPaws tickets are now available for the 2022 season. The inaugural season ticketing packages have been extended so NorthPaws fans can take advantage of the best value well ahead of the team’s opening season. Season tickets are available for $400 per seat. The...
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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.