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Champions Swing Deal for All-Star Second Baseman

April 24, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have acquired 2B BRIAN BISTAGNE from the SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS in exchange for future considerations. BISTAGNE, 29, spent the 2016 season with the Texas AirHogs in the American Association where he batted .285 with eight homeruns and 36 RBI in 98 games, and was named to the South All-Star […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Sussex County Miners and the Ottawa Champions held on July 03, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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All-Star 2B Cartwright Retires a Champion

April 21, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – All-Star 2B ALBERT CARTWRIGHT has announced his retirement after nine professional seasons, the last two with the Ottawa Champions. The 29-year-old from Nassau, Bahamas batted .292 with three homeruns and 34 RBI in 91 games for Ottawa in 2016, which earned him All-Star second baseman honours as voted by managers and executives. […]

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Champions Sign Dominican 3B to Round Out Infield

April 13, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have signed 3B GUSTAVO PIERRE to a contract for the 2017 season. PIERRE, 25, was originally signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 and played as high as Double-A New Hampshire before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for outfielder John Mayberry […]

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Champions Sign Former Giants Prospect, Wish Best to Retiring Bryant

April 10, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have signed 1B RICKY OROPESA to a contract for the 2017 season while 1B/DH KENNY BRYANT has announced his retirement. BRYANT, 26, was the Champions team MVP in 2016 when he batted .261 and led the team with 11 homeruns and 69 RBI. The Goose Creek, SC native was […]

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Ottawa Champions 2017 Single Game Tickets Now On Sale

April 4, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The reigning Can-Am League champions are set to return to Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park for yet another exciting season in the nation’s capital. Ottawa Champions single game tickets are now on sale for all 53 home games in 2017, including the series against the Cuban National Team from June 16-18 and […]

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Dominican Republic to Replace South Korea in International Series

March 31, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The Yeoncheon Miracle independent team from South Korea will not be making the trip to North America to play against the Can-Am League teams, and will instead be replaced by a national team from the Dominican Republic. The Miracle were originally scheduled to be in Ottawa from June 27-29th but due to […]

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CAN-AM League action between New Jersey Jackals and Ottawa Champions at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 7 August, 2016. Photo by Richard A. Whittaker. (http://richardawhittaker.ca) [5C7A9689.CR2]

Pre-Season Exhibition Scheduled Finalized

March 28, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS will play a full slate of exhibition games in the lead-up to their season opener on Thursday, May 18th against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles at RCGT Park. The Champions have three home games and one road game scheduled for the week before the season starts. Friday, May 12 – School […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the New Jersey Jackals and the Ottawa Champions held on May 22, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Ottawa Champions Announce 2017 Open Tryouts

March 20, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – Jason Coker did it in 2016, and now the Ottawa Champions will see if there are any under-the-radar players who can impress the coaching staff in 2017. The Ottawa Champions will be holding an open tryout on Friday, May 5th from 10 am until 2 pm. Prospective players can fill out the form […]

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Champions Announce Details for Ottawa All-Star Celebrations

March 11, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – As part of the Ottawa 2017 and Canada 150 celebrations, the OTTAWA CHAMPIONS will be hosting the 2017 Can-Am League vs. American Association All-Star Game, taking place July 25th at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park. The All-Star Game will be part of a much bigger two day event which includes an All-Star […]

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Champions Hire New Pitching Coach, Bring Back Boucher and Lemieux

March 7, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS and manager Hal Lanier have finalized their coaching staff for the 2017 season. The Champions have hired MIGUEL GOMEZ as their new pitching coach following the departure of Billy Horn to the Long Island Ducks, while SEBASTIEN BOUCHER returns as hitting coach and JARED LEMIEUX returns as first base/outfield […]

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Champions Make Big Splash with Steve Brown

February 23, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have signed OF STEVE BROWN to a contract for the 2017 season. BROWN, 30, has been one of the most consistent hitters in independent baseball since his first season with the Golden League’s Edmonton Capitals in 2010. The Barranquilla, Colombia native has spent the past four years with the […]

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Champions Bolster Roster with Five Signings

February 21, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have signed RHP VICTOR BERIGUETE, RHP RAYDEL SANCHEZ, LHP JAMES MULRY, C TYLER NORDGREN, and IF BRANDON FISCHER to contracts for the 2017 season. BERIGUETE, 28, last played in 2015 when he split the season between the Frontier League’s River City Rascals and Normal CornBelters, combining to go 5-2 […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Rockland Boulders and the Ottawa Champions held on Aug. 23, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Playoff Hero Borkowski Returns to Champions Rotation

February 14, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed RHP STEVE BORKOWSKI to a contract for the 2017 season. BORKOWSKI, 24, joined the Champions on August 16th, 2016 and made four starts, compiling a 1-2 record, 4.43 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 22.1 innings pitched. He also went 2-0 in the playoffs, most memorably starting game […]

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Boucher Inks New Deal to Return for Ninth Can-Am League Season

February 6, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed OF SEBASTIEN BOUCHER to a contract for the 2017 season. BOUCHER, 35, had an historic season is 2016, setting the Can-Am League records for hits, RBI, and runs scored in a career, and walks in a single season. For the season the Gatineau, QC native batted .291 […]

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Cuba, Korea Set to Highlight 2017 Can-Am League International Series

February 3, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – Fans of the Ottawa Champions will have the opportunity in 2017 to once again see some of the top international talent in the game at RCGT Park. The Cuban National Team will return for a second straight tour of the Can-Am League while the top independent team in South Korea, the Yeoncheon […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Québec Capitales and the Ottawa Champions held on June 14, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Bick Returns for a Third Season in Ottawa

January 30, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed SS DANIEL BICK to a contract for the 2017 season. BICK, 24, batted .205 with 12 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 65 games for the Champions in 2016, his second season in Ottawa. The Alpharetta, GA native really made his presence felt in the playoffs though, […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Sussex County Miners and the Ottawa Champions held on July 03, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Champions Bring Back Canadian Reliever for Second Season

January 26, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed Canadian RHP ANDREW COOPER to a contract for the 2017 season. COOPER, 24, appeared in 33 games for Ottawa in 2016, compiling a 2-2 record with a 4.35 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 51.2 innings pitched. The Belle River, ON pitched in two games in the playoffs, […]

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Can-Am: Playoff Game between the New Jersey Jackals and the Ottawa Champions held on Sept. 08, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Champions Send Wilson to Long Island

January 24, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have traded RHP TYLER WILSON to the LONG ISLAND DUCKS in exchange for future considerations. WILSON, 27, was the Champions’ closer in 2016, saving 14 games while posting a 3-4 record and 2.08 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 47.2 innings pitched. He was also a workhorse in the playoffs […]

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Champions Add Lefty Swingman to Pitching Staff

January 23, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have signed LHP PAT PETERSON to a contract for the 2017 season. PETERSON, 23, appeared in three games in 2016 for the Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League in the Seattle Mariners organization where he went 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA in 3.2 innings pitched before suffering a season-ending […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the Ottawa Champions held on Aug. 21, 2015 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Billy Horn Takes Pitching Coach Position with Long Island Ducks

January 12, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The very first pitching coach in OTTAWA CHAMPIONS history has left the organization to take a similar position with the LONG ISLAND DUCKS of the Atlantic League. BILLY HORN was part of the coaching staff that led the Ottawa Champions to their first ever Can-Am League championship in 2016 in only their […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Québec Capitales and the Ottawa Champions held on June 16, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Fan Favourite Helms Set to Return to Left Field in 2017

January 9, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed OF MATT HELMS to a contract for the 2017 season. HELMS, 25, was the Champions’ starting leftfielder in 2016, batting .247 with four homeruns and 40 RBI in 98 games while providing stellar defence. In nine playoff games the Eufala, OK native batted .243 with four RBI […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Shikoku Island All Stars and the Ottawa Champions held on June 28, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Playoff Hero Grauer Back Behind the Plate for 2017

January 5, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed C DANNY GRAUER to a contract for the 2017 season. GRAUER, 24, batted .196 with five homeruns and 33 RBI in 2016 while providing solid defence behind the plate for Ottawa. In nine playoff game the Chesapeake, VA native compiled a .219 average and hit a key […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Québec Capitales and the Ottawa Champions held on July 26, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Ottawa Champions Have Their Ace in the Hole

January 4, 2017 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed RHP AUSTIN CHRISMON to a contract for the 2017 season. CHRISMON, 24, was an All-Star in 2016 and was named Can-Am League Pitcher of the Year at the end of the regular season. The Newport News, VA native went 8-4 for Ottawa in 2016 and led the […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Trois-Rivières Aigles and the Ottawa Champions held on Aug. 19, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Champions Re-Sign Former MLB Outfielder Chambers

December 16, 2016 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed OF ADRON CHAMBERS to a contract for the 2017 season. CHAMBERS, 30, was acquired in an August 2016 trade with the Gary SouthShore RailCats and contributed a .304 batting average with one homerun and 10 RBI in 24 regular season games with Ottawa. He added a .289 […]

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Champions Title Defence Begins at Home Versus Trois-Rivieres

December 12, 2016 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS will begin defence of their 2016 Can-Am League title with five games at RCGT Park against the Trois-Rivieres Aigles starting on May 18th, 2017, a matchup of the last two league champions. Click HERE for the full schedule. For the third straight year Champions fans will also be treated […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Sussex County Miners and the Ottawa Champions held on June 04, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Reigning Manager of the Year Hal Lanier to Return in 2017

December 6, 2016 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS are pleased to announce that manager Hal Lanier will return for the 2017 season, his third with the team. The veteran skipper led the Champions to a Can-Am League championship in 2016 and took home the league’s Manager of the Year award in the process. Lanier owns a combined […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Trois-Rivières Aigles and the Ottawa Champions held on July 14, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Champions Re-Sign Another Key Member of the Rotation

November 30, 2016 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed LHP YEAN CARLOS GIL to a contract for the 2017 season. GIL, 26, had an 8-6 record with a 3.46 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 111.2 innings pitched in the 2016 regular season then went 1-0 with a 5.68 ERA in the playoffs. “He did a great […]

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Champions to Charter Bus Trip for Jays in Montreal

November 14, 2016 –

Ottawa, ON – The Toronto Blue Jays are returning to Montreal for spring training in 2017 and so are we. The Ottawa Champions will be chartering a bus trip to Olympic Stadium to catch the Blue Jays take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the final game of spring training on April 1st, and this year it […]

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Can-Am: Regular Season Game between the Québec Capitales and the Ottawa Champions held on Sept. 04, 2016 at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Parc. 
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Champions Re-Sign All Star Second Baseman Cartwright

November 9, 2016 –

Ottawa, ON – The OTTAWA CHAMPIONS have re-signed 2B ALBERT CARTWRIGHT to a contract for the 2017 season. CARTWRIGHT, 29, batted .292 with three homeruns and 34 RBI in 91 games for Ottawa in the 2016 regular season, and was named the Can-Am League’s All-Star second baseman. He followed that up with a solid post-season, […]

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