The Ontario Youth Team has named seven Canadians’ players to their 2017 – 40 man roster. 16U team members Ben Adams (pitcher), Caden Griffin (pitcher), Matt Wiggins (pitcher), and Jason Zhang (short stop), join 18U team members Angus Adams (outfield), Justin Dineen (catcher) and Jack Walsh (second base) as 7 of Ontario’s best.
Team Ontario will compete in the 2017 Canada Summer Games to be held in Winnipeg Manitoba.
In addition, Griffin, Wiggins, Dineen and Angus Adams were named to Canada’s entry in the prestigious Sunbelt Classic Tournament in Oklahoma. It has been called the top tournament for high school juniors and sophomores in the US with over 200 players who have played in the MLB that have participated in this event since 1998.
The Canadian entry will meet 9 teams from Arizona, Colorodo, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee.
2016 CIS National semi-finalist Carleton Ravens sign 4 ONC 18U players. Congratulations to David Castillo and Troy Clark in their first year, who join Eshan Silva and Ryan Burnside who are entering their second season with the Ravens.
2016 ONC 18U graduate Bennett Smith will set out to defend the OUA championship, signing for his second season with the Mustangs of the University of Western Ontario. Congratulations Ben!
Congratulations to ONC 18U players Connor Jones and Dan Maguire on committing to the Durham College Lords, and Zach Lindgren heading into his second season with the Ottawa University GGs…
Congratulations to 2016 ONC veterans Matt Wagner, Jon Milks and Ryan Mount as they head to Monroe Community College (NJCAA II), Western Oklahoma State College (NJCAA II) and Spokane Falls Community College (NWAC) respectively in September.
ONC makes important changes to our 2017 programs and player selection process.
2017 player selection for all levels (15U, 16U, 18U) will commence in the fall of 2016. Try outs will begin late August with player selection being finalized in September.
Teams will begin preparing for the 2017 season with a 2016 fall program that will include a balance of team practices and competitive games. Team workouts will continue with an indoor winter program commencing in January 2017.
ONC fall and winter programs will be for selected team players only, and will no longer be open to non-ONC players.
Tryouts for the 2017 season will commence August 23, details and registration information can be found here
The Ottawa Nepean Canadians announce that Matt Dubord will be taking on the role of 18U Manager, and Mike Tokessy moves into the role of 16U Manager for 2017.
It is with pleasure we announce the addition Brad Fairholm as our 15U Manager for the 2017 season. Brad has been coaching baseball in the Ottawa area since 2005, including coaching Little League District 6 Championship teams at the Minor, Major and Junior levels, as well as OBA AAA. Brad earned a scholarship to Lynn University where he was a four-year letter winner from 1989-1992, and was just the second baseball player ever elected to Lynn’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. In 1991, he set a school record and led NAIA District 25 in hitting average and stolen bases, earning Team MVP and NAIA All-Star honors. He was also a runner-up as the NAIA District 25 Player of the Year. He brings infectious enthusiasm to the ballpark and will complement the rest of our staff in developing young players, and young men, and in growing baseball in the Ottawa area.
After being on-field with ONC for 6 seasons, the last 3 as the 18U manager, Tanner Watson hands over the 18U reins to Matt with full confidence in him, as well as the rest of the ONC staff . Tanner will remain as a member of the ONC organization, and will continue to help develop our programs and players.
For further information on our Managers, and all ONC staff, see here