2018 Canada Cup - Ontario Youth Team
Since 1989, the Baseball Canada Cup has attracted the best talent from across the country. Former and current Major Leaguers such as Cory Koske, Michael Saunders Eric Gagne, Russell Martin, Adam Loewen, have all played in a Canada Cup. It’s a 17u national tournament that assists in the selection process of the Jr. National and National Canadian Baseball teams. Also providing exposure to scouts, College/University coaches, to evaluate potential future prospects.
In 2018, the tournament will be held August 8-12, in Moncton and Dieppe, New Brunswick. Moncton, is New Brunswick's most populous city and Dieppe, is part of the census metropolitan area of Moncton. It is home to former Major Leaguers Rheal Cormier, Jason Dickson and MLB record holder of 23 career pinch-hit home runs, Matt Stairs.
Canada Cup games will be held at Kiwanis Park, a 5,000 seats baseball field located in Moncton. The field is the current home of the Moncton Fisher Cats (formerly the Moncton Mets) and also, the Junior and Minor league Metro Mudcats. It is the largest baseball field in Canada east of Quebec City.
The tournament is formatted with two pools. Pool A features Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Pool B with Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and hosts New Brumswick. This year, Team Ontario opens up the tournament versus Team Quebec.
For more information on the Canada Cup please visit: http://old.baseball.ca/cup/