Josh Palacios was one of the many former Vancouver Canadians who helped the New Hampshire Fisher Cats win the Eastern League championship in 2018.

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats received a big contribution from the Vancouver Canadians in winning the 2018 Eastern League championship. A total of 36 former C’s including position players, pitchers and coaches helped the Fisher Cats cap off a 6-0 run through the post-season. The Fisher Cats finished off the Akron RubberDucks with an 8-5 win in Game 3 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

The unique aspect of the C’s connection to the New Hampshire title is that at least one player from each of its eight seasons of the C’s affiliation with the Toronto Blue Jays appeared in a Fisher Cats uniform.

Position Players (12)

  • Jon Berti (2011)
  • Cavan Biggio (2016)
  • Jonathan Davis (2014)
  • Andrew Guillotte (2015) *
  • Gunnar Heidt (2014-2015)
  • Ryan Hissey (2015) *
  • Juan Kelly (2015)
  • Nash Knight (2016) *
  • Josh Palacios (2016)
  • Connor Panas (2015)
  • Max Pentecost (2014)
  • Dalton Pompey (2012)
    • also pitched


Jon Harris won 12 games in the regular season before getting the victory in Game 2 of the Eastern League final for New Hampshire.

Pitchers (22)

  • Jordan Barrett (2018)
  • Travis Bergen (2015-2017)
  • Brayden Bouchey (2017)
  • Andrew Case (2014-2015)
  • Josh DeGraaf (2015)
  • Justin Dillon (2017)
  • Jose Fernandez (2014)
  • Conor Fisk (2015)
  • Jon Harris (2015)
  • Nick Hartman (2016)
  • Zach Jackson (2016)
  • Jackson McClelland (2015-2016)
  • Patrick Murphy (2016)
  • Randy Pondler (2018)
  • Sean Reid-Foley (2014)
  • Francisco Rios (2015)
  • Dalton Rodriguez (2016-2018)
  • Aaron Sanchez (2011)
  • Tayler Saucedo (2015)
  • Justin Shafer (2014)
  • Danny Young (2015)
  • T.J. Zeuch (2016)


John Schneider skippered New Hampshire to its first championship season since 2011.

Manager/Coaching Staff

  • John Schneider – Manager (2011, 2014-2015)
  • Andy Fermin – Position Coach (2013)

Jon Berti led the way offensively in the clincher for New Hampshire FC. He had a two-run single in the fourth which included the game-winning RBI as part of a three-hit night. Berti also scored two runs and stole a base while hitting .308 in the championship. Josh Palacios was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in the second inning and hit .333 in the three-game set.  Cavan Biggio socked a home run in the seventh for an insurance run.

Danny Young earned the victory with two innings of one-run relief while striking out two. Travis Bergen gave up a run but recorded the final three outs to set off the celebration in Manchester.


Jordan Barrett was one of three members of this year’s Vancouver Canadians to make an appearance with New Hampshire in 2018.




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