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Falcons to be well-travelled in 2014

While wins, losses and all on-field statistics are yet to come, the Kelowna Falcons will lead the West Coast League in at least one category this season—distance travelled.

The Falcons, under new head coach Billy Clontz, will play a 54-game unbalanced regular season 2014 while travelling more than 9,200 kilometres around the Pacific Northwest.

The club will play in the newly-aligned East Division and host 27 home games during its 14th season.

The Falcons will open the season at home against the only other Canadian franchise, the Victoria Harbourcats on Friday, June 6. It’s the only meeting of the season against the Harbourcats who now find themselves in the West Division.  The Falcons will face the Wenatchee Applesox, Walla Walla Sweets and new Yakima franchise nine times each over the course of the summer.

The Falcons will continue their tradition of offering free admission during the home opener on June 6.

The defending WCL Champion Corvallis Knights will not make a stop in Kelowna this summer. However, the Falcons will visit the Knighrs for a three game series from June 20-22.

“I like our schedule, with six weekend series," said Falcons GM Mark Nonis . "Our fans have told us they like the weekend games, so we fought hard to get the right dates for our fans this summer.  Now that the schedule has been released we can begin to plan the rest of the summer.  I’m excited to turn this ship around and get started on June 6 at home.”

Game times at Elks are scheduled for 6:35 p.m,. with the exception of Sunday games.  Select game times may be changed once the promotional schedule is finalized.

Klamath Falls will host the WCL All-Star Game on July 21.  The game will be hosted by the Gems at Kiger Stadium.

For more information, visit kelownafalcons.com

 

 

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