There’s no such thing as complacency around the Victoria HarbourCats—the coaching staff, the roster or the experience for fans.
COACHING STAFF Brian McRae returns for his second season as Manager. Joined by former MLB infielder, Todd Haney. Jason Leone is back for a second season as an Assistant Coach as is Local Assistant Coach, Troy Birtwistle. Pitching coach, Ian Sanderson, from Lower Columbia College, along with former pro outfielder John Schnaderbeck, will be on road trips with the team. Curtis Pelletier will work with the team’s catchers and keep the bullpen focused on the game. Working with GM Brad Norris-Jones and Managing Partner, Jim Swanson, Christian Stewart is now Assistant GM.
THE ROSTER The HarbourCats remain the WCL team with the most players returning for a second season: Hunter Vansau, Ethan Lopez, Kekai Rios, Claire Eccles, Garrison Ritter, Wyatt Boone and Ethan Fox.
FAN EXPERIENCE Our fans will notice many new things to help them encourage the team’s run to the top of the WCL standings ledger, now four years and counting.
- In the grandstand, padded seats and cupholders have been added. There’s expanded disabled seating and a huge tent on the third base side to give fans refuge from the sun.
- New decks abound geared to groups. The smallest is above the home bullpen, dubbed ‘Pivetta’s Pen’. The ‘StrathconaRooftop Party Deck’ takes up some of the foul territory beyond third base with room for 100 people.
- The new addition is the ‘Upper Deck Bus Experience’ located above home dugout. How ‘Victoria’ will it be to have groups of up to 50 people take in a game from the top of an Olde-English style double-decker!
Our ballpark has a new name too, thanks to the tremendous support of The Wilson’s Group of Companies. It’s now officially known as Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.
Check out the Victoria HarbourCats contact info, schedule and more information about special events on their portal listing page here on GoWestShore.