The Beavers would turn a last place team into one of the great teams in the Northwestern League. Playing against such franchises as the Tacoma Tigers, the Aberdeen Grays, Spokane Indians, Butte Miners and Seattle Siwashes… The Beavers would proudly represent Canada in the Class B NWL. In 1908 the franchise featured some key players including Ham Hyatt, who came to town to bat .323. Along with his 21 2B and 10 3B, he would lead the league in HR with 15, in hits with 185 and in runs with 102. Ham put on such a show that the Pirates brought him over to Pittsburgh to play for them starting in 1909. Steamer Flanagan (23 2B, 11 3B, 5 HR) meanwhile, led the league in batting average with a .352. On the mound, the Beavers featured two of the best players in the league with George Engel (22-8) and Ed Erickson (22-11) both leading the league in wins.