MORE HYACKS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS
Two more Hyacks are on their way to play college football this fall as Trew Dancey and Prento Durigon both accepted football scholarships. This brings the total number of Hyacks who will be playing college football to
35 in the past 14 years.
TREW DANCEY, RB/LB, McMaster U.
Trew becomes the first Hyack to accept a scholarship to McMaster University in Hamilton. Trew was a captain for the Hyacks as a senior and finished his varsity career with 1341 rushing yards and 22 TDs, while adding 80 tackles on defense. Trew set the school record for TDs in a single game with 5 (vs Notre Dame, 2015). He was ranked among CFC's Top 100 players in Canada and was also the winner of the Sidoo Family Scholarship.
For more info on Trew's decision, read here and here.
PRENTO DURIGON, TE/DE, St Mary's U.
In his only season with the Hyacks, Prento made an impact on both sides of the ball, finishing
with 316 receiving yards and 4 TDs on offense, along with 41 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception and 1 blocked kick on defense. He was a 2nd team All-Canadian selection, ranked among CFC's Top 100 and named to the AAA Western Conference all-star team.
For more on Prento's decision, read here.
CALIFORNIA TRIP PLANS NOW FINALIZED FOR AUGUST
This August we are planning to take the Hyack Football program to California, for the trip of a lifetime. The confirmed dates are Aug 21 to 27, and the trip includes two days in Disneyland a game against Linfield-Christian high school. Cost of the trip will be approximately $1300 and final payment is due on June 26th.
Planning for the 2017 season is well underway. We are looking for assistance in a number of roles, including concession, training camp meals and the Hyack Football Tailgate Auction team!
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May 23rd: Spring training begins for both teams. See calendar for exact practice dates/times
June 3, 11am to 3pm: Ford Drive One fundraising event at NWSS
June 9th, 5:30pm: Varsity jamboree in Bellingham. Departing Mercer Stadium at 2:30pm
June 10th, 12pm: JV Jamboree at Mercer Stadium
May 20th, 10am to 3pm: Solomon Elimimian-Travis Lulay Football Camp, Mercer Stadium
June 17th, 10am to 12noon: Hyack Football Family Fun Day & Free Kids Camp, Mercer Stadium
Save On Foods BBQs:
May 28th, 11am to 3pm, Columbia Square location
June 10th, 11am to 3pm, Royal City Center location.
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SPRING TRAINING BEGINS MAY 23RD
After four months of hard work this off-season, the Hyacks will get a first glimpse at what their teams will look like in 2017 when they take to the field for spring camp starting next Tuesday. There will be ten practices over 3 weeks after school with the teams taking part in their respective jamborees on June 9th (Varsity) and 10th (JV). The complete calendar can be found here.
The biggest improvements this off-season have come from some of our youngest players. Our freshman class including Mahtab & Himat Garcha, along with Pavan Kainth, Payton Myers and Greyson Planinsic have shown a tremendous work ethic. For the varsity, Anthony Dillman, Evan Nolli and Darrio Cade are among those who are on the rise. Both teams are expecting to be in the mix for provincial titles at their levels and spring camp will be a very important part of that goal.
Hyack take part in a recent GMC commercial shoot
INAUGURAL MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL PROGRAM A SUCCESS
The program kicked off with a fun-filled jamboree at Mercer on April 28th followed by three league games for each team. There were a number of standout efforts from players such as Frederick Asamoah at QMS, Connor Allen at Fraser River and Glenbrook's Lucas Steele. We look forward to many of the players involved at all three schools to continue with the Hyack Football programs in the years ahead.
This program would not have been possible without the support of the principals and staff members at every school, so special thanks to
Marc Ruus, Sukh Rai
. Also special thanks to all of the coaches who volunteered their time.
Football stars shine on the wrestling mat:
Connor Pattison, Sammy Sidhu, Isaiah James, Yanni Angelopoulos
and Daniel Dordevic were among those who led the NWSS wrestling team to its second consecutive Provincial Wrestling Championship. Pattison and Sidhu took home gold medals and also placed at the National Championships in their age class. Pattison has recently accepted a wrestling scholarship to SFU. More info here.
New West Youth Awards:
A pair of Hyacks were honored as the top youth in New Westminster in their respective categories:
was given the Youth Athletics and Sportsmanship award
earned the Youth Leadership award.
Bellerose Honored by BC Lions
, who made national headlines this year for sharing his courageous story of how football saved his life
was honored with a special award and $2000 at the Orange Helmet Awards. He received a standing ovation and will be attending Holland College in PEI this fall.
Hyacks on Provincial teams:
A number of Hyacks turned in strong efforts while taking part in the BCHS provincial team selection programs: Isaiah James, Yanni Angelopoulos, Kinsale Philip, Evan Noli, Zachery Northgraves, Ishan Aurora, Darrio Cade and Vishaan Narayan. James and Angelopoulos recently played for Team BC vs Team Ontario in the CFC East-West Challenge in Ottawa.