The Victoria HarbourCats play their fifth season in the West Coast League in 2017.
The team plays a 54-game schedule from the beginning of June through mid-August with all 27 regular season home games plus exhibition games and possible playoff home games being played at historic Royal Athletic Park.
Since their inception in 2013, the HarbourCats have become a flagship franchise in the WCL, a premier summer-collegiate baseball circuit. Entering its 13th season in 2017, the West Coast League has emerged as a destination for some of the best collegiate baseball talent and aspiring professional prospects. 2016 saw a league-best 85 alumni or current WCL players taken in the MLB draft.
The HarbourCats have led the WCL in attendance three consecutive seasons including being ranked ninth in North America among summer-collegiate teams in 2016. The team has also produced increased win totals each season, including a WCL-record 40 wins in 2016, including a league record 19-game winning streak and a record-tying 23 home wins.
The West Coast League consists of 11 teams in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Victoria competes in the North Division which includes the Kelowna Falcons, the new Port Angeles Lefties, Bellingham Bells, Wenatchee AppleSox and Walla Walla Sweets.
HarbourCats baseball has truly become a summertime tradition and one of the hottest tickets and premier entertainment options during the summer months in the B.C. capital. First-year Head Coach Brian McRae, a veteran of 10 major league seasons as a player, has his sights set on a WCL title.