“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.
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The Kamloops NorthPaws are thrilled to announce Cole Armstrong as the first head coach in franchise history.
The 37-year-old from Surrey, B.C. becomes the only current Canadian serving as head coach in the West Coast League.
“It’s a dream come true to return to British Columbia to do what I love," says Armstrong. “I’d like to thank the city of Kamloops along with the new owners of the NorthPaws for including me in this opportunity to set a new standard on and off the field in the West Coast League."
Canada’s Tournament Capital just added another sports team to its roster, the Kamloops NorthPaws. The announcement on September 9 was surrounded by much socially distanced fanfare at Norbrock Stadium, the home of the NorthPaws when they begin play. The special event featured ballpark hot dogs, refreshments, great music, prizing for attendees, and a lively atmosphere, something the ownership group will continue when the team takes to the field for its inaugural season in the summer of ‘21.