UFV Cascades get new baseball rival as CCBC adds Victoria Golden Tide

UFV Cascades get new baseball rival as CCBC adds Victoria Golden Tide

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades will have more company in the Canadian Colleges Baseball Conference, with an eighth team being added in Victoria.

The Victoria Golden Tide will play in the now eight-team CCBC, which takes on university teams from Abbotsford/Chilliwack, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Kamloops and the Okanagan as well as Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge.

The team has already begun recruiting and will debut next fall. Games are intended to be played out of Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park.

Curtis Pelletier, hitting and recruiting coach for the Victoria HarbourCats, has been named head coach and program director for the Golden Tide.

The HarbourCats are a summer collegiate team playing in the West Coast League, and Pelletier will remain the head of player and youth development for that organization.

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“Our goal is to see as many local kids play for the HarbourCats as possible – at least that’s my goal,” said Pelletier, a former Junior National Team, college and a professional player whose been on the coaching staff since 2018.

“To be able to develop these kids, bring them through college and hopefully have them play for our summer team is the ultimate goal for me.”

The program will be open to full-time students at the University of Victoria or Camosun College. The team will play a fall schedule and take part in a spring trip to the U.S., along with playing the regular season involving the rest of the CCBC teams. The Golden Tide has no official affiliation with either university, which according to the HarbourCats is not uncommon as CCBC teams are either club teams or have an “arms-length relationship” with the schools in their city.

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