Kitchener Panthers

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Kitchener Panthers
League Intercounty Baseball League (1919–present)
Location Kitchener, Ontario
Ballpark Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
Year founded 1919
Nickname(s) Panthers
League championships 10
Former name(s)
  • Kitchener Panthers (1960–present)
  • KW Dutchmen
  • Kitchener Legionnaires
  • Kitchener Panthers (1919–Present)
Former ballparks Victoria Park Downtown Kitchener
Colors Yellow and Black
Manager Dave TeBokherst
General Manager Scott Ballantyne
President Bill Pegg
Media Twitter- @IBL_Panthers Facebook- Kitchener Panthers Baseball Instagram- @IBL_Panthers

The Kitchener Panthers are an independent, minor league baseball team of the semi-pro, Intercounty Baseball League based in Kitchener, Ontario. They play their home games at Jack Couch Baseball Park.


The Panthers were a founding member of the Intercounty Baseball League (along with Galt, Guelph and Stratford in 1919). The team changed names when the current league began play in 1957 as the Legionnaires and Dutchmen, but reverted to the current name in 1960.


Kitchener has won ten championships second most in the league, behind the Brantford Red Sox with eleven. The Panthers have won in:

  • 1957
  • 1967
  • 1968
  • 1971
  • 1973
  • 1990
  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2001

Past Players[edit]

Current Players[edit]


  1. 17 Matt McGovern
  2. 35 Russell Luxton Jr.
  3. 41 Joey Poulin

Shaun Slemko Adam Echlin

Position Players-

  1. 13 Jeff Pietraszko LF (Pie)
  2. 24 Tanner Nivins CF
  3. 3 Darnell Ducket RF (D)
  4. 7 Scott David C/3B (Scotty)
  5. 22 Ricky Murray C (Rick)
  6. 38 Bryon Bell 1B/DH (Bellzy)
  7. 33 Sean Reilly DH/1B (Riles)
  8. 8 Mike Andrulis 2B (Drou)
  9. 16 Mike Glinka SS (Glinks)
  10. 15 David Whiteside 3B (Dewy)
  11. 2 Trevor Nyp

2015 Season[edit]

The Kitchener Panthers had a great start to the 2015 Season, first defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs, followed by a great pitching performance the following week in Barrie Ontario defeating the Barrie Baycats. They then went on to defeat the likes of the Guelph Royals and Brantford Red Sox. The were in 2nd place after 4 games going 4-0 only behind the London Majors who started 7-0! The Panthers field was being reconstructed so even though their season started in early May, their home opener wasnt until May 28, 2015. In the home opener they played the Burlington Bandits and lost by a score of 8-7. Coach Tebo was ejected from the game for arguing a bad call by the umpire. The next Panthers game was on Friday May, 29th, against the Hamilton Cardinals in Hamilton.


The Kitchener Panthers themselves

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