Thunder Bay, Ont. – The Thunder Bay Border Cats continue to prepare for the 2021 Northwoods League season and the club announced today their season opener will be played at home on Monday, May 31, when they welcome the St. Cloud Rox to Port Arthur Stadium. The home opener will kick off a two-game series between the Border Cats and Rox to begin the 72-game regular season schedule. The Border Cats will play the other nine teams in the Great Plains Division a total of eight times each.

Other highlights of the 2021 home season include a scheduled “School Day” game starting at 11:05 am on June 1 against St. Cloud. The first home game against the Duluth Huskies in the annual battle for the Superior Cup will take place on June 28. To conclude the month, the Border Cats will host their traditional fireworks night on June 30 versus Eau Claire and play the following afternoon on Canada Day also against the Express.

In addition, Thunder Bay will host a split day/night doubleheader on July 14 against the Bismarck Larks. The Cats final home game of the regular season is scheduled for August 12 versus the Willmar Stingers with a fireworks show to follow on Fan Appreciation Night. The complete 2021 Northwoods League schedule will officially be released on December 8.

Manager Mike Steed continues to assemble the 2021 roster with 32 player commitments to date and 25 players officially under contract. The organization will begin announcing player signings in the coming weeks.

The Border Cats have also introduced a special five-game ticket package for the 2021 season which includes an all-you-can-eat menu, a limited edition team toque and a bobblehead giveaway all for just $99. For more details visit or call 766-CATS


The Thunder Bay Border Cats are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Border Cats as your favorite team.