April 13, 2016 


The 4th annual Necessary Roughness Comedy Night at Lafflines on Columbia St was another big success. A packed house was entertained by comedians John Bueller and Ian Mara, and over $4000 was raised for the Hyacks Football program. The team also auctioned off its black game jerseys, the proceeds of which will go towards purchasing new uniforms for 2016. Special thanks to Ananda Crouse, Eleni Economou, Athena Dancey, Mary-Beth Philip and several other parents for their efforts in making the night a big success.

May 1st - Our 4th annual JP Frenzy Football Camp (ages 6-13) featuring Travis Lulay and other members of the BC Lions. The cost is only $25 per participant, with all proceeds benefiting the New West chapter of KidSport. You can register online at:
May 7th - The 3rd annual Hyacks in Motion Run/Walk Health Fair. This event is put on by our NWSS Male Strength and Leadership Cohort. The online registration is up and running and if you are registering as a family, team, or class you will need to click on "Create a Team", which people can then join into.
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In February on NCAA National Letter of Intent Day, graduating linebacker Jeff Lugtu signed on with Simon Fraser University. Now he is joined by quarterback turned receiver Jamie Shiho who recently also signed with SFU. Rochon Bhattacharya added his name to the list of Hyacks playing at the next level by signing with Westhills Junior College in California. And finally, 2011 NWSS graduate Jamie Wandell has committed to the University of Regina. This group brings the total number of Hyacks who will be playing college football to 34 in the past 13 years.

5'10", 160 LBS, RECEIVER 


Jamie is an 7-year Hyack who capped off his career with an outstanding senior season, accounting for 15 TDs in 10 games. He was selected as a AAA Western Conference All-star after passing for 1123 yards and 8 TDs, while rushing for another 583 yards and 7 TDs. Jamie will transition from high school quarterback to collegiate receiver, and is hoping to major in psychology at SFU.


"The academics hold a lot of prestige, a degree from SFU means something," said Shiho. "I think the program is headed in the right direction under coach Bates. It felt like it would allow me to transition from one great program (NWSS) to another."


"Jamie is a well thought of young man who we look forward to watching grow within our program," said Clansmen Head Coach, Kelly Bates. "What he lacks in physical stature he makes up for with game smarts and speed. We are very fortunate to have Jamie as a part of the SFU Football program."


"It was very special for all of us in the program to watch Jamie grow into a big-time player as a senior." added Hyacks Head Coach, Farhan Lalji. "Jamie is an extremely fluid athlete who was able to add a toughness that should allow him to excel at the next level. I expect coach Bates and his staff to get the most out of him."


Shiho and Lugtu become the first Hyacks to sign with SFU since linebacker Casey Chin did so in 2010. Chin would go onto an All-star and record-setting career with the Clansmen, before being drafted into the CFL in 2014.




5'10", 170 LBS, CORNERBACK


Rochon joined the Hyacks program in the 9th grade and finished his senior season with 37 tackles and 4 interceptions. Rochon hopes to earn his Associates degree before transferring to a 4-year NCAA school.


"We are excited to have Rochon as a member of our football team," said West Hills defensive coordinator and 8-year CFL veteran Kai Ellis. "Rochon is a physical player that will break on the football and hit you. He has good coverage skills and we look forward to helping him get better in his two year career here at West Hills."


"I am very excited about becoming a Falcon!" said Bhattacharya. "West Hills College spent 10 million last year upgrading the players training facilities, and the coaches and school were very helpful and eager for me to commit. I've played football in several communities for 12 years and almost gave up until I joined the NWSS program. Now thanks to them I feel successful."


"Rochon has a very good instincts and a real passion for football, "said Lalji. "I also believe he has a very high ceiling and if he can commit to the academics I don't think anything will hold him back from reaching his potential. I'm excited to see how he develops over the next two years at West Hills.


West Hills Jr College is located in Coalinga, CA (near Fresno). Notable West Hills alumni: Angelo James (DB, Philadelphia Eagles), Steve Edwards (OL, Chicago Bears, New York Giants), Rod Bryant (DB, New York Jets). Rochon is the first Hyack player to play at the Jr College level since Blain Cawkell, who attended College of the Desert (2009-2011).



Wandell originally attended St Mary's University after graduating from NWSS. He started five games as a true freshman in 2011, but chose to return home. He has spent the past 4 seasons as a member of the Langley Rams, where he was a two-time BCFC All-star. He is the first Hyack to play at U of Regina.


Following a very successful 2015 campaign, the coaches have put together a very competitive schedule for 2016. The varsity Hyacks will open their season in Oregon against 4A state finalist Scappoose HS on September 2nd. The team will stay overnight and watch the University of Washington play Rutgers the next day at Husky Stadium. One week later the Hyacks will host the number one ranked team in Canada in 2015, Notre Dame HS of Calgary. This will be the first game on the new turf field at Mercer Stadium. Homecoming on Sept 23rd will also be a league game, against Carson Graham who returns to the AAA level.
Spring training for Varsity and JV begins on May 24th and wraps up on June 11th.
2016 Varsity schedule

2016 Jr Varsity schedule

Saturday, Oct 15th - Hyacks Football Tailgate Auction (presented by River Market), 7 pm at LaPerla Ballroom.
 Coach Sikorski accepts the BC Lions Orange Helmet Award honoring the 2015 AAA JV Provincial Championship

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