While the team hasn't been on the field in two seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Weyburn Beavers are getting set for what promises to be an exciting 2022 WCBL season.
The franchise held its annual general meeting Monday night, the first time since the summer of 2020 that they were able to meet in person.
"Over the course of two years, obviously, we didn't have any baseball operations occur but as a not-for-profit volunteer agency we were still able to conduct a number of fundraisers," said team president Garnet Hansen. "Basically, not a lot of money going out but we did have some money coming in so a net positive that way."
The team is looking to improve the fan experience at Tom Laing Park for the season. There are a number of plans in the works, but details aren't ironed out for those yet. The team is planning on launching early bird ticket packages in the coming days and is also releasing the 2021 calendar.
At the end of the 2019 season, the team announced long-time coach Phil Curtis would be leaving the team, and former player Corey Harrell would be stepping into the role. With the 2020 and 2021 seasons for the Beavers being cancelled, many fans were wondering if Harrell would stay on in the role. Hansen confirmed Harrell would be making his coaching debut with the Beavers in the 2022 season.
It was announced former player Drake Pilat would have been an assistant coach in the 2020 season, but it hasn't been confirmed if he will be helping out Harrell for the coming season.
The Beavers will be opening up the 2022 season on May 27th, when they entertain the Swift Current 57s at Tom Laing Park.