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New NorthPaw Excited for Return to His Home Province

Tommy Green is looking forward to the 2021 season to finally get back into a ball game and to do so in his home province for the first time since 2018.

Green, the newest member of the Kamloops NorthPaws infield, did not see any game action in 2020.

The redshirt sophomore shortstop at Cuesta College, a junior college in California, fractured his hand before the season opener. Once it had healed, the COVID-19 pandemic had already put an end to the season.

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West Coast League Releases 2021 Schedule

West Coast League Releases 2021 Schedule

The Kamloops NorthPaws will open West Coast League play on June 4, 2021 on the road at Yakima Valley. Norbrock Stadium will host its first West Coast League game with the NorthPaws home opener on June 8 in a showdown of Canadian expansion teams against the visiting Edmonton Riverhawks. The 2021 West Coast League schedule was released Thursday. The NorthPaws schedule features 54 regular season games from June through mid-August, including 27 home games. The season is broken down into 18...

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NorthPaws Add Speedy Shortstop from UBC

NorthPaws Add Speedy Shortstop from UBC

The Kamloops NorthPaws signed another home province talent as University of British Columbia Thunderbirds shortstop Mike Fitzsimmons has committed for the 2021 summer season. “Mike is a really good defender, brings energy, plays hard. He’ll be a menace on the base paths, he’s quick,” said Sammie Starr, assistant coach with both the NorthPaws and Thunderbirds. Fitzsimmons is a sophomore from Chilliwack who primarily plays shortstop and is also comfortable shifting to play second or third...

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Big Albertan First Baseman Signs with NorthPaws

Big Albertan First Baseman Signs with NorthPaws

The Kamloops NorthPaws have added big first baseman Ty Penner for the 2021 season. Penner, from Lethbridge, Alta., is a sophomore with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. “Ty is a plus defender at first base and he’s got a power potential as a big left-handed batting first baseman. He’s grown and gained muscle over the past couple of years,” said Sammie Starr, assistant coach with both the NorthPaws and Thunderbirds. “We’re pretty excited to see where he’s going to be by the...

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