“We’re definitely disappointed to not begin play in 2021, but we’re still ecstatic about bringing the NorthPaws and the West Coast League to Kamloops. Talking to people throughout the community, that excitement is shared throughout the city. The pandemic has stalled us from starting, but it hasn’t deterred us from starting,” says the NorthPaws ownership group.
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.
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...
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...