HYACKS WRAP UP SEASON WITH AWARDS NIGHT
December 11, 2016
The Hyack family celebrated another successful season at Roma Hall with the annual awards banquet.
Principal, John Tyler, and School trustees Jonina Campbell and Casey Cook were among those in attendance,
along with major supporters Louise Perry of G&F Financial and Dave Vallee from ReMax Advantage. The winners included:
- MVP: Connor Pattison
- Sidhu Family Scholarship: Trew Dancey
- Scholar-Athlete: Liam Mackay
- Best Back: Ben Tjernagel
- Kevin Chin Most Outstanding Lineman: Isaiah James
- G&F Financial Coaches Award: Sarban Sidhu
Thanks to our auction committee of Kim Planinsic, Brenda Nolli, Mary-Beth Philip, Tamara Vining, Laura Swanson and Sue Walia for making the night another great success.
HYACKS ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR
November 19, 2016
For the 2nd consecutive season, the Hyacks advanced to the Provincial AAA semi-finals, thanks to a thrilling 44-35 come
from behind win over Abbotsford at BC Place. New West exploded for 30 consecutive points in the 2nd half and never
looked back. Trew Dancey scored 3 TDs, while Lucas Sabau and Prento Durigon put things out of reach with touchdowns
in the 4th quarter.
HYACKS WIN PLAYOFF OPENER
November 11, 2016
The Hyacks scored early and often, as they defeated Mt Boucherie 62-10 in a Wildcard playoff game at Mercer Stadium on Friday. Player of the Game, Sammy Sidhu scored the game's first 2 TDs and finished with 134 yards rushing on 12 carries.
Seven different Hyacks scored TDs as the teach racked up 455 rushing yards. Linemen of the game Connor Pattison led the team with 6 tackles. Prento Durigon, Josh Olango and Liam Mackay also stood out on defense.
The Hyacks will now face Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov 19th at 5:30pm at BC Place Stadium
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS
November 6, 2016
Five members of the Hyacks were named to the AAA Western Conference All-star team. On Defense, Connor Pattison (LB), Prento Durigon (DE) and Ren Tjernagel (DB) were honored. On offense, Sarban Sidhu (C) and Lucas Sabau (FB) were also recognized.
HYACKS DEFEAT TOP RANKED TEAM ON SENIORS NIGHT
October 21, 2016
It was a 2nd straight win over a highly ranked opponent, as the Hyacks defeated #1 ranked and defending Provincial Champion Mt Douglas, 45-19 at Mercer Stadium. The Hyacks exploded for 30 points in the 3rd quarter, beginning with Prento Durigon who blocked a punt that
Liam Mackay recovered in the endzone for a TD. A long Andrew Delamere set up Kinsale Philip's 1 yd QB sneak, Lucas Sabau then scored his 2nd TD of the game on a 60 yard run, and finally Philip threw a 28 yd TD pass to Durigon to cap off the quarter.
Defensively Connor Pattison stood out with his best game as a Hyack with 11 tackles, including 3 for loss and a pair of QB sacks. Isaiah James was named the Lineman of the Game.
It was a special night for 18 Hyack graduating players as the team honored them and their parents during the annual Seniors Night ceremony which took place following the game.
TAILGATE AUCTION OUR BIGGEST EVER
October 15, 2016
Neither pounding rain nor gusting wind could stop our 14th annual Tailgate Auction from becoming our biggest and most successful to date. Over 200 guests and sponsors helped us raise the most-ever funds for the NWSS Hyack Football program (with a portion of proceeds going to the Royal City Hyack Football Club).
Thank you to all those who attended, along with our presenting sponsor, River Market; our long-time team sponsors, G&F Financial, New Westminster Record, Key West Ford, La Perla Ballroom, our organizing committee led by Mary Beth Philip, event volunteers and auction Alumni, who continue to make the Tailgate Auction New West's 'gala of the season'.
HYACKS TAKE DOWN THE IRISH
October 14, 2016
On what turned out to be a perfect Friday night for football, the Varsity Hyacks staged a dramatic come from behind 13-10 win over 3rd ranked Vancouver College. Kinsale Philip opened the scoring, then later
found TE Prento Durigon for a 30 yd TD pass with less than 5 min to play for the game’s final points. Andrew Delamere was named Player of the Game, while Connor Pattison was named Lineman of the game. Sammy Sidhu and Ben Tjernagel also stood out on defense.
HOMECOMING ANOTHER SUCCESS ON AND OFF THE FIELD
September 23, 2016
Despite a rainy night, it was another outstanding night at Mercer Stadium as Homecoming 2016 presented by Key West Ford was a big success. A crowd well in access of 1500
watched the Hyacks defeat Carson Graham 51-0. The event also included the Save on Foods Family Fun Zone and Pre-game Party, CTV Sports was also in attendance.
NWSS band did a fantastic job entertaining those in attendance, and finally, Andrew Thind was this year's winner of a pre-owned Ford Focus in our raffle, courtesy of Key West Ford.
Hyacks Football would like to thank our presenting sponsor Key West Ford, along with media sponsors the New Westminster Record, CTV and Virgin Radio 94.5 FM, for their continued support of Homecoming.
On the field, the Hyacks didn't disappoint as they dominated Carson Graham, topping the 50-point mark for the 2nd consecutive game, 51-19 was the final score. Sammy Sidhu was named the Player of the Game
with 147 yards and 2 TDs on just 7 carries. Lucas Sabau also had a strong game with 114 yards and a TD, while Finn Stark and Juan Cespedes scored their first ever TDs. Sarban Sidhu was named the
Dairy Queen Lineman of the Game, while defensively Connor Pattison recorded a season-high 13 tackles.
HOMECOMING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT
September 20, 2016
Homecoming 2016 is finally upon us, as the Hyacks will show off their "New Look & New Ground" along with another exciting game. The whole community is invited to cheer on
the Hyacks Varsity team as they take on the Carson Graham Eagles from North Vancouver, this Friday night, September 23 at Mercer Stadium.
The pre-game festivities start at 4:30 p.m. with the annual flag football challenge for Hyacks alumni. Family-fun starts at 5:00 p.m. and features on-field kids' activities
like the bouncy castle and football toss. There's also a civic pride tug-of-war competition, and of course, you could WIN a Ford Focus in a raffle, courtesy of Key West Ford.
The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. just after the game ball is parachuted onto the field by the B.C.Sky Diving Team. The NWSS band will become a Marching Band and play at halftime.
Hyacks Football thanks media sponsors the New Westminster Record, CTV and Virgin Radio 94.5 FM.
VARSITY WINS 2ND STRAIGHT GAME
September 20, 2016
The Hyacks scored early and often, winning 51-19 over GW Graham. Seven different Hyacks scored TDs. A 79 yard run by FB Lucas Sabau followed by a 64 yard TD run by Sammy Sidhu got things going for the visitors,
before Mohamed Abdi also scored his first TD as a Hyack. Gr 10 QB Kinsale Philip threw a pair of TD passes, 1 each to Prento Durigon and Shane Belsher. Defensively Sammy Sidhu and Connor Pattison each had 6 tackles including a sack, while Ben Tjernagel intercepted his 2nd pass of the season.
HYACKS RE-OPEN MERCER STADIUM WITH WIN
September 9, 2016
The Varsity Hyacks celebrated their return to Mercer Stadium on Friday with a 28-19 win over Notre Dame of Calgary. Gr 10 RB Broxx Comia rushed for 225 yards and 2 TDs on 15 carries, more than half the Hyacks 400 yards of offense on the night.
Ben Tjernagel and Trew Dancey also scored for New West. Shane Belsher, Connor Pattison and Prento Durigon were among those who stood out on defense.
HYACKS TO RE-OPEN MERCER STADIUM THIS FRIDAY
September 6, 2016
The new turf field will be ready, as will the Hyacks, for the return of high school football action to Mercer Stadium this Friday night.
The Hyacks will also debut their brand new uniforms, as they take on Notre Dame High School from Calgary.
The Pride is currently ranked #3 in Alberta while the Hyacks are ranked #3 in BC.
The game will also be broadcast live on Sportscanada.tv.
Last Friday night, the Hyacks fell 40-24 at Scappoose, Oregon. There were some bright spots however, including
Trew Dancey who paced the way for the Hyacks with 124 yards rushing and 1 TD. Receivers Ben Tjernagel and Shane Belsher combined
for 13 receptions for 136 yards, with Tjernagel also adding 7 tackles and a 53 yard interception return for a TD.
SPRING TRAINING WRAPS UP WITH STRONG FINISH
June 12, 2016
Close to 70 members of the Hyacks Football program took part in spring training. The 3 weeks of practices ended with successful performances by both the varsity and JV teams in their jamborees. The Varsity squad fared well against 3 teams from Washington State at Civic Stadium in Bellingham, while the JVs won the "King of the Hill" competition in the VC jamboree.
Following exams the teams will begin off-season workouts on June 27th. For complete details please take a look at the most recent version of the calendar.
SPRING TRAINING AROUND THE CORNER
April 16, 2016
More than 70 members of the Hyacks Football program have been working hard this off season to build upon the success of 2015. Off-season activities include weight room, study halls,
7 on 7 spring league, speed school and ball skills. Spring training begins on May 24th and runs through June 11th. For complete details please take a look at the most recent version of the calendar.
MORE HYACKS HEADED TO PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL
April 16, 2016
Jamie Shiho will be joining Jeff Lugtu as the most recent member of the 2016 class to sign with Simon Fraser University. Rochon Bhattacharya has committed to Westhills Junior College in California, while 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.
HYACK FOOTBALL AWARDS ANNOUNCED:
December 6, 2015
- MVP: Gurvir Ghuman
- Sidhu Family Scholarship: Jeff Lugtu
- Scholar-Athlete: Connor Pattison
- Best Back: David Penalver
- Most Outstanding Lineman: Sunny Rishi
- G&F Financial Coaches Award: Dhillon Cusker
- MVP: Sammy Sidhu
- Scholar-Athlete: Finn Stark
- Best Back: Broxx Comia
- Most Outstanding Lineman: Yanni Angelopoulos
- Coaches Award: Anthony Dillman
December 5, 2015
Congratulations to the JV Hyacks who brought home the first ever provincial title in the history of the football program. The team defeated Mt Douglas 48-29 on Saturday at BC Place Stadium.
Sammy Sidhu was named the game's MVP with 264 yards rushing at 4 TDs. Isaiah James was named the Most Outstanding Lineman. The win capped off an outstanding season that saw the team go undefeated,
12-0, against BC competition.
BOTH HYACK TEAMS ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR
November 22, 2015
For the first time in the history of the program, both the Varsity and JV teams will be playing in the AAA Provincial semi finals! The Varsity squad turned in a strong effort in a 27-13 win over STM.
The Hyacks dominated this contest with over 300 yards rushing, while holding their opponents to just 4 first downs through 3 quarters. The defense forced 6 turnovers, led by Kevin Osea's 2 interceptions.
Jeff Lugtu added an interception to his 8 tackles. Offensively, David Penalver rushed for 124 yards and a TD, while Trew Dancey scored 2 TDs and Gurvir Ghuman added 1 TD, along with 6 tackles and a sack.
The varsity team will play at BC Place Stadium this Saturday, Nov 28th at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets can be purchased for $10 online and are available from Marilyn Davis in the sigma office.
The JVs defeated Mt Boucherie 76-26, the most points ever scored by a Hyack team at any level. Sammy Sidhu scored 5 TDs in the first half and rushed for close to 400 yards.
The JVs now face Seaquam on Thursday, Nov 26th at 3:00 pm at Mercer Stadium.
HYACKS WIN BIG… NOW OFF TO THE DOME!!
November 13, 2015
The Hyacks turned in lopsided 61-7 win over Handsworth in the wildcard playoffs on Friday at Mercer Stadium, in what was a record setting night for Trew Dancey.
The Gr 11 running back set a school record by scoring 5 TDs in a single game. Dancey rushed for 225 yards on just 15 carries, and has been named the Provincial Player of the Week.
Josh Olango rushed for a pair of TDs while David Penalver and Josh Nerona each added 1 TD, as the Hyacks rushed for 546 yards, the 2nd most in school history.
Defensively, Rochon Bhattacharya intercepted 2 passes and added 5 tackles.
HYACK ALL STARS HONORED
November 8, 2015
Six more Hyacks were selected as AAA Western Conference All-stars, following their outstanding play this season: Linebacker Jeff Lugtu safety David Penalver and offensive lineman Sunny Rishi, were among the top rated players at their respective positions.
Receiver Michael Thind, QB Jamie Shiho and defensive lineman Dillon Cusker were also selected. Honorable mention, receiving votes was Gurvir Ghuman.
HYACKS BRING THE BOOT BACK HOME!
November 6, 2015
The Hyacks knocked off defending provincial champion South Delta 35-34 on Friday on Seniors Night at Mercer Stadium. Jamie Shiho rushed for 118 yards and 2 TDs and also passed for a TD to Jeff Lugtu. David Penalver and Jordan Guzman rounded out the scoring. Gurvir Ghuman recorded 8 tackles and a sack.
The Hyacks are now ranked 4th in the provincial rankings and will face Handsworth on Friday night at Mercer in the Wildcard playoffs.
ANOTHER MEMORABLE HOMECOMING
September 29, 2015
Gurvir Ghuman, Trew Dancey and Jordan Guzman all scored in the first half, as the Hyacks raced out to a 21-3 halftime lead, before winning the Homecoming game 21-10 over GW Graham.
The off-field festivities were also a huge success. A crowd well in access of 2000 watched the Hyacks defeat GW Graham 21-10. The event also included the Save on Foods Family Fun Zone and Pre-game Party,
along with the new FG Richards Sr Memorial tug-of-war competition, which was won by Team Labour. CTV Sports was also in attendance, hosting their sportcast live from Mercer Stadium.
And that was just the beginning: The game ball was again parachuted in by the BC Skydiving Team. At halftime, NWSS band turned into a marching band for a day, and did a fantastic job entertaining those in attendance.
Debbie Cusker was this year’s winner of a pre-owned Ford Focus in our raffle, courtesy of Key West Ford. And the night was topped off by a post-game fireworks show.
Hyacks Football would like to thank our presenting sponsor Key West Ford, along with media sponsors the New Westminster Record, CTV and Virgin Radio 94.5 FM, for their continued support of Homecoming.
HYACKS WIN HOME OPENER
September 16, 2015
The varsity Hyacks picked up their first win of the season, a 47-17 decision over Centennial. RB Jordan Guzman finished with 126 yards and 3 TDs on 13 carries, while QB Jamie Shiho rushed for 91 yards and 2 TDs,
while completing 7 of 11 passes for 122 yards. Gurvir Ghuman and Trew Dancey rounded out the scoring for the Hyacks, who rushed for 361 yards as a team, using 9 different ball-carriers.
MAYOR, MEDICOS PULL TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE HOMECOMING 2015
September 9, 2015
Everyone will be pulling together to celebrate the Royal City as New Westminster "Unites Underthe Lights" at Hyacks Homecoming 2015.
This year's festivities feature the Hyacks Varsity team taking on G.W. Graham Grizzlies, the annual flag football challenge for Hyacks alumni and family-fun with on-field kids' activities.
And there's a new twist: the inaugural F.G. Richards Memorial tug-of-war competition featuring teams from City Hall, Royal Columbian Hospital, the New Westminster School District and the New Westminster
and District Labour Council. For more info, please visit the New Westminster Record.
SEASON OPENS THIS FRIDAY IN BLAINE, WA
August 30, 2015
After a very successful opening week of training camp last week, highlighted by our 3-day Unity Camp at CFB Chilliwack, the Hyacks will open the season this Friday night at Blaine HS. At 4 pm the JVs will take on Bellevue HS,
one of the top HS programs in America. At 7 pm the Varsity squad will play Blaine HS. Fans making the trip south are reminded to have US funds available for admission.
SUMMER WORKOUTS SET TO BEGIN
June 22, 2015
Following a successful spring camp, the Hyacks will begin their summer training program on Thursday, June 25th after the completion of exams. Training sessions will be held on Monday,
Wednesday & Thursdays until Aug 13th. All players are expected to attend all sessions when they are in town. For a complete schedule of times,
please click on the calendar.
MORE HYACKS MAKE UNIVERSITY SELECTIONS
May 22, 2015
Congratulations to tight end Dylan Musgrove, linebacker Hakan Williams, who will become the next Hyacks to play college football at the CIS level.
Both players have committed to the University of Windsor, and will become the 29th and 30th NWSS graduates in the past 12 years to play college football.
They will also join fellow Hyack alum, QB Tommy Robertson, on the Windsor roster.
In addition, a trio of other Hyacks have been accepted into some elite programs at other prestigious institutions: Marc Massicotte (U of McGill, Biochemistry),
Jonathan Tomalty (UBC, Sauder School of Business), Mackenzie Ratcliffe (UBC, Faculty of Science). Congrats to all of our graduates headed to university.
3RD ANNUAL HYACK FOOTBALL COMEDY NIGHT
March 12, 2015
The 3rd annual Hyack Football Comedy Night is right around the corner - Friday, April 3rd at Lafflines Comedy Club at the Columbia Theatre. I'd like to invite all of you to attend.
Tickets are just $20, and you can purchase them online. Tickets will also be available at the door, or can be purchased by
contacting Eleni: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This promises to be a fun-filled evening with all proceeds going to support the NWSS Hyack Football. We invite all of you to attend, and please INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!! Everyone needs a night out – the more, the merrier.
The event poster is here, and for more information you can contact Sukh Sidhu at: email@example.com.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you and sharing some laughs.
SHERMAN AND SEYMOUR RECEIVE NCAA SCHOLARSHIPS
February 4, 2015
Harper Sherman and Matt Seymour signed their letters of intent on Feb 4th at a press conference at the BC Sports Hall of Fame, accepting full scholarships from NCAA Div 1 universities.
These are the only 2 players from all of BC to receive Div 1 scholarships and NWSS is the only high school in Canada to have two players receive Div 1 scholarships. Sherman is the #2 ranked player in Canada
while Seymour is ranked 15th. For more details watch the signing ceremony and press conference here.
2015 SEASON PREPARATIONS UNDER WAY
January 12, 2015
Players are already working hard in the weight room getting ready for next season. Mon/Wed are varsity days, Tues/Thurs are for JVs. Agility & Ball skills sessions are taking place on Sundays at 10 am.
For more information please check out the calendar. Registration fees are also now due and can be paid online.
JVs FINISH REGULAR SEASON UNDEFEATED
November 9, 2014
The JVs played one final tune up prior to the playoffs last Thursday at Mercer Stadium, defeating Notre Dame 26-24. Josh Olango scored twice and Trew Dancey and Lucas Sabau each scored once, to put the Hyacks up 26-6 at halftime. New West is the 3rd seed, among the 12-teams in the provincial playoffs, after finishing the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record against BC teams.
They will play their quarter-final playoff game on Thurs, Nov 20th at Mercer Stadium at 5:30 pm.
VARSITY WINS IN VICTORIA
October 24, 2014
Matt Seymour’s 2 TDs led the Hyacks to a 24-6 win over Belmont. Tyrone Morgan rushed for 112 yards, including a 60 yard TD on the game’s first offensive play. Defensively Jeff Lutu racked up 12 tackles, an interception and a sack, while Jorge Yarwood added 10 tackles and 2 sacks. The Hyacks improve to 6-2 on the season (4-2 in conference play) and
will travel to South Delta on Saturday for a game that could decide 2nd place in the AAA Western Conference.
HYACKS WIN OVER HANDSWORTH
October 12, 2014
The Hyacks returned to their winning ways with a 42-14 decision over Handsworth. The Hyacks rushed for 423 yards, led by 132 from Julian Ramirez. Jamie Shiho scored a pair of TDs, while Adrian and Brian Cagampan, Tyrone Morgan and Jordan Guzman also scored for New West.
This Friday the Hyacks will honor 20 graduating players on Seniors Night, in the final home game of the regular season.
HYACKS WIN 4TH STRAIGHT
September 26, 2014
The Varsity Hyacks used a 20-point explosion in the 2nd quarter to knock off Notre Dame 27-7 at Burnaby Lake. Jamie Shiho, Matt Seymour, David Penalver and Dylan Musgrove each scored TDs.
Mackenzie Ratcliffe passed for a pair of majors, while Jeff Lugtu (11 tackles) and Tyrone Morgan (7 tackles, 2 sacks) stood out defensively.
HOMECOMING ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS
September 19, 2014
New Westminster was out in full force for the tenth annual Homecoming game presented by Key West Ford. Close to 2000 fans were on hand, to watch the Hyacks defeat West Vancouver 54-8.
The festivities included the Alumni Touch Football Game, Hyack Hoedown pre-game party, followed by the Alumni Reception. As per tradition, the game ball was parachuted onto the field by the BC Sky Diving Team,
there was a half-time concert and a post-game fireworks show.
Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Key West Ford, along with media sponsors CTV, the Beat 94.5 and the Royal City Record and all of the parent volunteers who made it another great event.
HOMECOMING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT
September 14, 2014
The tenth annual Homecoming game presented by Key West Ford, takes place this Friday night at Mercer Stadium with the Hyacks taking on West Vancouver.
Be sure to check out the Homecoming Facebook page.
The festivities get under way at 4:30 p.m. with the ever-popular Alumni Touch Football Game, Hyack Hoedown family activities 5-7 p.m. followed by the Alumni Reception.
Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m. after the game ball is parachuted onto the field by the BC Sky Diving Team. Half-time highlights include a performance by the up-and-coming band Derrival
and a post-game fireworks show.
Key West Ford, the presenting sponsor for the Homecoming Game, is providing a prize car for the event. CTV, the Beat 95 and the Royal City Record have come on board as media sponsors.
HYACKS IMPROVE TO 2-0
September 12, 2014
The knocked off 5th ranked WJ Mouat on Friday, 30-14. Matt Seymour stole the show with a pair of TD receptions, including a spectacular 60 yarder late in the first half. He also added a pair of interceptions and was named the Prime Time Sports Player of the Game.
Julian Ramirez and Ardian Cagampan also added rushing TDs. Harper Sherman was named the Dairy Queen Lineman of the Game.
HYACKS WIN BC OPENER
September 5, 2014
The Hyacks picked up their first win of the season with a hard-fought 11-6 win decision over Centennial at Percy Perry Stadium. Following a safety, Wayne Palmer gave the Hyacks a 5-0 lead with his 3rd field goal of the season.
In the 3rd quarter Ebraheim Farroghi blocked a punt deep in Centaurs territory, setting up Jordan Guzman's first varsity TD, and giving New West the win.
Julian Ramirez led all Hyack rushers with 74 yards on 11 carries, while Matt Seymour caught three passes for 72 yards.
TEXAS TRIP A HUGE SUCCESS
August 31, 2014
It was 8 months in the planning, but worth every minute. Seventy members of the Hyack Football program made their way to Texas last week for 7 days of fun, football and memories.
The trip included: watching the Florida State vs Oklahoma State college football game at AT&T Stadium, visiting Beaumont Ranch, the Fort Torth Stock Yards, the Sixth Floor Museum at
Dealey Plaza and Six Flags. And of course there were a pair of football games to play! The players were very well-behaved and represented our community well.
FALL CAMP UNDERWAY
August 22, 2014
Eighty players have been going through 2-a-night practices, as the 2014 season began this week. The energy has been very good as the Hyacks get set for the program’s historic trip to Texas.
BC LIONS TICKETS
July 6, 2014
On July 25th the Lions will play host to Winnipeg and we have the opportunity to sell tickets to that game, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Hyack Football.
To purchase tickets go to: www.bclions.com/hyacks.
When purchasing, please use the promotion code: "hyacks".
TEAM CAMP A BIG SUCCESS
July 6, 2014
The Hyacks finished in 1st place at the MVP Team Camp. Jeff Lugtu was named an All-star while Matt Seymour, Harper Sherman,
Julian Ramirez & Jonathan Tomalty were among the others to turned in strong performances.
Special thanks to all of the parents who made the event run smoothly. A complete wrap up of the camp can be found here...
CHIN AND HUSBAND – BACK IN ORANGE!
July 6, 2014
How many high schools have TWO of their graduates currently playing for the BC Lions? Only one, NWSS! The entire Hyack Football family is thrilled to see two of our own, Casey Chin and Cody Husband, playing for the home team in the CFL.
SHERMAN AND SEYMOUR RANKED AMONG THE TOP PLAYERS IN CANADA
July 6, 2014
The honors continue to come in for Harper Sherman and Matt Seymour who were ranked among the top 100 players in Canada for the class of 2015, by Canada Football Chat.
Harper recently picked up his 8th full scholarship offer from an NCAA Div 1 school. He is the #1 ranked offensive lineman in Canada and the top ranked player in BC. Matt is 35th ranked player overall in Canada, the 4th ranked defensive back, and 4th ranked player in BC.
CONGRATS TO CASEY CHIN – THE NEWEST BC LION
May 14, 2014
Congratulations to Hyack Football alum Casey Chin, who was selected by the BC Lions in the 3rd round of the 2014 Draft. Chin, a linebacker and long snapper,
becomes the fourth Hyack to be selected in the CFL draft, and the first ever by the Lions. Chin is the Hyacks all-time leading tackler and recently wrapped up his career at
SFU by leading the GNAC in tackles for the 3rd straight season, earning 1st team All-Conference honors.
Chin is not the only Hyack to be wearing the Orange and Black of the Lions, as Cody Husband has just signed with the team. Husband has spent the past 3 seasons as
an offensive lineman with the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
ROBERTSON AND PAVEL RECEIVE CIS SCHOLARSHIPS
February 23, 2014
Tommy Robertson and Bogdan Pavel will be the next Hyacks to play college football at the CIS level. Robertson, a quarterback, has committed to the University of Windsor, while Pavel, a linebacker/defensive end,
will play at the University of British Columbia. They will become the 25th and 26th NWSS graduates in the past 11 years to play college football. More details can be found in the newsletter.
CHIN MOVES UP ON CFL TOP PROSPECT LIST
January 14, 2014
Congratulations to Hyack Football alum Casey Chin, who is now ranked 11th on the CFL’s Top Prospects List for the 2014 Draft.
Chin, a linebacker and captain at SFU, recently wrapped up his career with the Clan by leading the GNAC in tackles for the 3rd straight season,
earning 1st team All-Conference honors. Congrats Casey!
TEXAS TRIP IN 2014
December 8, 2013
In 2014 we are planning to take both the varsity and JVs to Texas for the trip of a lifetime. The tentative dates are Aug 24 to 31, with both teams taking on Grandview HS, near Fort Worth. The trip will also include plenty of activities, sightseeing, a Texas Stadium tour and taking in the Florida State vs Oklahoma St college football game.
CONGRATULATIONS TO 2013 HYACK AWARD WINNERS
December 8, 2013
The following varsity players were recognized at the annual Hyack Football Awards Banquet on Dec 1st at Roma Hall:
- MVP: Angelo Tanjuaquio
- Best Back: Julian Ramirez
- Kevin Chin Top Lineman: Billy Collins
- Scholar-Athlete: Tristan Sands
- G&F Financial Coaches Award: Tommy Robertson
- Sidoo Family Scholarship: James Nicolas
For a complete list of 2013 award winners at all levels, please check out the newsletter.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HYACK ALL-STARS:
November 19, 2013
Gr 11 offensive lineman, Harper Sherman was named to the 2013 AAA Provincial All-star team. He becomes the 6th Hyack offensive linemen to be recognized provincially. Sherman, Billy Collins (DL) and Tristan Sands (WR) were named to the AAA Western Conference all-star team.
For Sands, it is the 2nd straight year he earned all-conference honors.
HYACKS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH
October 26, 2013
The Varsity Hyacks improved to 6-2 on the season with a 19-14 win over Notre Dame. Both QB Mackenzie Ratcliffe and FB Tyrone Morgan performed well in their first varsity starts. Ratcliffe scored on a 20 yard run.
Angelo Tanjuaquio and Kale Brock also scored, while Prabh Bal stood out on defense with 10 tackles.
HYACKS WIN BATTLE OF THE 'WESTS'
October 7, 2013
New West scored 4 times in the first half en route to a 27-6 win over West Van on Friday afternoon at Mercer Stadium. Angelo Tanjuaquio opened the scoring on the Hyacks first possession.
Tommy Robertson then scored back to back TDs, and also completed his first 5 passes. Julian Ramirez rounded out the scoring for the Hyacks, Tanjuaquio, turned in an outstanding all-around performance, with 85 rushing yards,
7 tackles and 2 interceptions. The win improves the Hyacks record to 5-1 overall (2-1 in conference play).
HYACKS EARN FIRST LEAGUE VICTORY
September 28, 2013
Tommy Robertson tied a school record by tossing 3 TD passes in one game, leading the Hyacks to a 35-13 win over Belmont on Friday at Mercer Stadium. Tristan Sands, Stewart Sommerfeld and Matt Seymour were on the receiving end of his passes.
Angelo Tanjuaquio and Kale Brock also scored rushing TDs. Jeremy Stewart led the way defensively with 9 tackles and an interceptions. Jeff Lugtu and Billy Collins had 6 tackles and Bogdan Pavel
had 5 tackles and a sack. The win improves the Hyacks record to 4-1 overall (1-1 in conference play)
HOMECOMING A HUGE SUCCESS
September 13, 2013
In what was the most successful homecoming game ever, the Hyacks defeated Centennial 44-22 in front of over 2300 fans at Mercer Stadium. Matt Seymour opened the scoring on a punt return
while Julian Ramirez scored and was named Prime Time Player of the Game. Angelo Tanjuaquio and Terel Bellanger each scored twice, as the Hyacks improved to 3-0 on the season.
As a result, Mayor Wayne Wright won his bet with Coquitlam mayor Richard Stewart. The Hyacks win was part of an amazing night which began with a new pre-game party and ended with a fireworks display.
The event could not have happened without our team of volunteers and sponsors. Special thanks to Adam Isfeld and his team at Key West Ford, along with Shane Foxman and everyone at CBC.
Thanks to all of you for what you have done for our kids and community!
CHIN NAMED TO CFL TOP PROSPECT LIST
September 11, 2013
Congratulations to Hyack Football alum Casey Chin, who was named to the CFL’s Top Fifteen Prospects List for the 2014 Draft.
Chin, a senior linebacker and captain at SFU, was ranked #12, as released by the CFL’s Scouting Bureau. This past weekend Casey recorded 10 tackles
and a pair of 4th quarter interceptions, in SFU’s huge 41-27 upset win over top ranked Humboldt St. For his outstanding effort, Casey was named
the GNAC Player of the Week. Congrats Casey!
HYACKS WIN AGAINST SEQUIM
September 7, 2013
The Varsity Hyacks improved to 2-0 with a 35-20 win over Sequim, WA. Angelo Tanjuaquio scored a pair of TDs, Tommy Robertson rushed for 2 TDs
and also threw for 1 to Stewart Sommerfeld. Tanjuaquio and Julian Ramirez combined for 200+ rushing yards. Next up, Homecoming on Friday night!
HYACKS KEEP THE KUSHNIR BOOT
August 30, 2013
Quarterback Tommy Robertson’s 3 rushing TDs led the way for the Hyacks in a thrilling 20-14 win over South Delta… The Hyacks trailed in this game 14-7 in the 3rd quarter, before coming back to win.
Matt Seymour made 4 tackles, broke up a pair of passes and added a 25 yard reception for New West, who now holds a 4-1 lead in the all-time series.
Robertson was named the Prime Time Sports Player of the Game, while, Jonathan Tomalty was the Dairy Queen Lineman of the Game.
HYACKS TRAVEL TO SEQUIM THIS FRIDAY
August 30, 2013
The Hyacks head on the road to Washington state this Friday for a game against Sequim HS. The Wolves have won 7 of the last 9 Olympic 2A league titles. The Hyacks will depart Mercer at 9 am and return around 1 am.
Parents please ensure that all players have proper identification. A live webcast of this game can his game can be seen by clicking on the Sequim Wolves logo at
www.konp.com or www.sequimsports.com
HOMECOMING PRESENTED BY KEY WEST FORD ON SEPT 13TH
August 30, 2013
Every year the Homecoming game gets bigger and better and this year is no different. Thanks to our new partners and Key West Ford, along with the game ball being delivered by parachute and the post game fireworks show,
there will also be a pre-game party from 5-7 pm featuring a live DJ and plenty of fin for fans of all ages. At the same time the alumni touch football game and reception will also be taking place. And you can also enter to Win a Car.
You do not want to miss this night!!
OREGON TEAM CAMP
June 13, 2013
From July 4-8 the Hyacks will be back on the Oregon coast for Team Camp. The camp takes place at Camp Rilea Army Reserve Base in Warrenton, OR. Fifty-two players (Varsity and JV) will
take part in practices and scrimmages against American schools. Everyone selected should have received an emailed registration form and checklist of what to bring. Departure time is 9:30 am on Thursday,
July 4th from Mercer Stadium. Players should arrive by 9 am.
MVP TEAM CAMP
June 13, 2013
The Hyacks will also be hosting the 2nd annual MVP Team Camp, June 27-29 at NWSS. Teams from across BC and Washington will take part. All NWSS players are able to take part
in the morning sessions at 9:30 am.
May 7, 2013
Congratulations to Hyack Football alum Tyler Digby, who was selected in the CFL Draft in May. Digby, currently a two-sport athlete at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania,
was selected by Ottawa in the 4th round, 36th overall. Read more here.
KAINTH AND CHIN ANNOUNCE THEIR COLLEGE CHOICES
March 16, 2013
Sonu Kainth and Jordan Chin are the latest Hyack Football grads who will be playing college football next fall. Sonu has committed to the University of Manitoba.
Jordan meanwhile will be attending Concordia University in Montreal to play both football and wrestling. Both players were named to the AAA Western Conference All-star team,
and were major award winners for NWSS this past seasons. In the past 10 years, 24 Hyack Football grads have now gone on to play college football.
HYACK FOOTBALL NIGHT OF COMEDY
March 4, 2013
We would like to invite all of you to our first ever Necessary Roughness event on Friday, April 26th at Lafflines Comedy Club at the Columbia Theatre.
Tickets are just $20, and you can purchase them online at: http://www.lafflines.com/reservations.html. This promises to be a fun-filled evening with all proceeds going to NWSS Hyack Football.
Please INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!! Everyone needs a night out - not just football parents! For more information you can contact Terry Brock at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY
March 4, 2013
The players have been training hard for the upcoming season. Weight room sessions are every Mon, Wed & Friday with skill sessions taking place Tues, Thurs & Sat for various positions.
Spring Camp starts in May with Team Camp in Oregon taking place July 4-8. The complete calendar can be found here. The $225 registration fee is due now. We would also encourage parents to get involved with our various activities.
There will be a parents meeting on Wed, March 27th at 6 pm in the NWSS Library.
ARJUN VENKATESH - PROVINCIAL ACADEMIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
November 20, 2012
Congratulations to graduating Hyack Football player, Arjun Venkatesh. He has been selected as the Subway Provincial Academic Player of the Year & scholarship winner! He is a full-time IB student with a 95% avg and volenteers extensively in our community.
He is the first ever NWSS player to earn this honor and will receive his award at the Subway Provincial All-Star Awards Banquet on Nov 27th.
CONGRATS TO HYACK ALL-STARS
November 6, 2012
Four members of the Hyacks were selected as AAA Western Conference All-Stars. Linebacker Jordan Chin; Defensive lineman Sonu Kainth; Receiver Tristan Sands; and defensive back Eric Teng. Congratulations to all of them for their outstanding seasons.
HYACKS FINISH 7-1 IN PRE-SEASON
September 25, 2012
The Varsity team won its 3rd straight game with a 36-33 win over Mt Boucherie in Kelowna. Aldrin Asuncion scored 3 TDs and rushed for 169 yards on 18 carries. Tommy Robertson rushed for a TD and threw for another to Stewart Sommerfeld.
Robertson finished 10 of 15 for 105 yards. Defensively, Sonu Kainth and Jonathan He dominated this game, each recording 5 tackles and 2 sacks.
The JVs remained unbeaten (4-0), posting a 23-0 victory over Kelowna. Kale Brock opened the scoring with a 26 yd TD run. He would later add an 80 yard run. Mackenzie Ratcliffe found Daniel Steeves for a 9 yd TD pass.
Adrian Cagampan rounded out the scoring in the 3rd quarter on a 5 yard run. Jonathan Tomalty got his first varsity action, and more than held his own.
HOMECOMING A HUGE SUCCESS!
September 18, 2012
Close to 2000 people packed into Mercer Stadium to celebrate 10 years of Hyacks Football. The night began with 50 Hyack Football alumni taking part in the first annual alumni touch football tournament.
Torsten Jaccard led the 03/09 team to a perfect 3-0 record! From there the reception was standing room only. Then all-decade team was introduced pre-game, and made the run through the tunnel to the field for one last time.
Following the game, fans were able to enjoy a 20 minute fireworks show.
The Hyacks defeated Carson Graham 26-16. Tristan Sands opened the scoring with a TD reception from Tommy Robertson. Julian Ramirez and Aldrin Asuncion each rushed for over 100 yards and scored a TD.
James Nicolas scored the final Hyacks major and also had an outstanding game on defense with 6 tackles (2 for loss) and a fumble recovery. Jordan Chin led all tacklers with 10. Asuncion was named the Prime Time Player of the Game,
while Tiger Xu was the Burger Haven Lineman of the game. Thanks to Deb Wardle and a host of volunteers or making the entire 10-year celebration a truly memorable one.
HYACKS WIN HOME OPENER - HOMECOMING NEXT
September 8, 2012
The Hyacks gave the Mercer stadium fans a very good performance in a 40-0 win over Abbotsford. Aldrin Asuncion rushed for the first 2 Hyack TDs and 128 yards. Julian Ramirez added 108 all-purpose yards and a TD.
Eric Teng scored on an interception return and was named the Prime Time Sports Player of the Game. Jordan Chin was named the Burger Haven lineman of the week. Next up will be the Homecoming game this Friday night at Mercer Stadium against Carson Graham.
TEN YEAR CELEBRATION / HOMECOMING
September 3, 2012
That’s right. 2012 will be the 10th season of Hyacks Football. It’s hard to believe it has flown by that fast. On Friday, Sept 14th we would like to celebrate the past in style with a Homecoming celebration for the ages.
Among the events:
- Post game Fireworks presentation
- Pre-game Alumni touch football tournament (prizes for all participants)
- Introductions of the All-Decade Team
- Halftime concert performed by MERGE
We want all Hyacks from all eras to be in attendance, so if you know of any NWSS/Pearson/Massey football alumni from the 50s, 60s and 70s please encourage them to attend and pass their contact info along.
For more information on this year’s event, please contact email@example.com
FIRST HYACK IN THE CFL - HUSBAND FACES LIONS
July 7, 2012
It was a proud moment for the Hyack Football family, as Cody Husband became the first new-era Hyack to play in the CFL. On Friday against the BC Lions, Cody played most of the game at guard for the Ticats,
and had an outstanding 2nd half. He got tickets for our linemen to attend the game.
TEAM CAMPS A BIG SUCCESS FOR HYACKS
July 2, 2012
The Hyacks wrapped up a busy week of football. Fifty-five players took
part in the Central Washington University camp in Ellensburg, the
largest number of Hyacks ever to attend a team camp, and they improved
steadily throughout the week. That was followed by the innaugural MVP
Hyacks Football team camp at Mercer, which was well received by all
those in attendance and promises to be a fixture on the high school
football scene for years to come.
HYACK TEAMS SHOW BIG IMPROVEMENTS IN SPRING TRAINING
June 10, 2012
Both the Sr and JV Hyack teams showed plenty of promise this spring. The varsity wrapped up with a 21-21 tie with Blaine HS.
Angelo Tanjuaquio rushed for over 100 yards and scored a pair of TDs. Jordan Chin and Kaeden Hnatow stood out on defense with 5 tackles apiece.
The JVs preformed well in their jamboree, with Jamie Shiho, Jeff Lugtu and Mark Massicotte standing out. Next stop for the Hyacks - Team Camp at Central Washington University.
Please click here for the complete off season calendar.
SPRING TRAINING ALMOST HERE
April 23, 2012
The first spring practice in pads for varsity players will be on Monday, May 7th. Varsity players also need to make sure all of their equipment is fitted and updated this week.
The first JV practice will be on Wednesday, May 16th. JV equipment issue begins on Monday, April 30th. Please click here for the complete calendar.
It has been a good off-season so far so let's finish it strong with our best spring camp ever.
EBERDING COMMITS TO UBC
January 29, 2012
Regan Eberding becomes the latest Hyack Football player to earn a football scholarship. The graduating senior DB/QB just committed to the UBC Thunderbirds.
Eberding missed most of his senior season due to a shoulder injury, but still managed to impress college recruiters based on the athleticism he showed during
his grade 11 season and the handful of games he played in grade 12. Eberding was also the 2011 winner of the Sidoo Family Scholarship based on his academic and
athletic achievement, leadership and perseverance. He becomes the 22nd NWSS grad in the past 9 years to play college football.
CHIN TO REPRESENT WORLD TEAM IN TEXAS
January 29, 2012
Congratulations to Hyack Football Alumni Casey Chin, who is currently in Austin, TX where he will play for the IFAF World Team in the International Bowl taking
place on Feb 1st. After earlier being named to the 2011 GNAC All-Conference team, while playing for SFU, Casey is one of only 3 players from BC who has been selected
to the World Team. They will play the USA Under-19 All-star team, and the game will be televised on live on CBS Sports Network at 3 pm PT.
HYACKS WRAP UP SEASON WITH ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
December 2, 2011
220 players and supporters were in attendance for the annual Hyack Awards Banquet at Roma Hall to celebrate the achievements of the Hyacks.
Congratulations to all of the 2011 award winners:
The Varsity Awards:
- MVP: Jeremy Wilson
- Best Back: Jonathan Lopez Cruz
- Kevin Chin Top Lineman: Makoto Brennen
- G & F Financial Coaches Award: Kevin Sabau
- Scholar athlete: Arjun Venkatesh
- Sidoo Family Scholarship: Regan Eberding
- MVP: Julian Ramirez
- Best Back: Tristan Sands
- Lineman: Stewart Sommerfeld
- Coaches Award: Tommy Robertson
- Scholar athlete: Tiger Xu
HYACKS COME THROUGH IN SEASON FINALE
November 8, 2011
In one of the most thrilling games in the history of the program, the Varsity Hyacks came through with a 21-14 win over West Van on Friday night, to advance to the AAA provincial playoffs. Jonathan Lopez, Makoto Brennan and
Jeremy Wilson combined for the game (and season) saving tackle in the final minute. Kevin Sabau, Tommy Robertson and Jeremy Wilson scored for the Hyacks.
With the win New West earns a playoff berth for the 5th straight season. They will play Centennial on Saturday, Nov 12th at 5 pm at BC Place stadium. For tickets contact Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONGRATS TO CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
November 8, 2011
Jonathan Lopez was named to the AAA Western Conference all-star team. Lopez returned to the Hyacks lineup 4 games ago, playing with a cast on his hand. He still managed to finish 2nd on the team in tackles, including a game-high 11 in Friday's big win over West Van.
Jeremy Wilson and Makoto Brennen were honorable mentions. Brennen was the team's leading tackler this season while Wilson was the team leader in receptions and sacks.
BIG PLAYOFF LINEUP THIS WEEK:
November 8, 2011
- Thu, Nov 10th: JVs vs Kelowna, 5 pm at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex
- Fri, Nov 11th: JBs vs South Delta, 7 pm at Mercer Stadium
- Sat, Nov 12th: Varsity vs Centennial, 5 pm at BC Place Stadium
- Sun, Nov 13th: Pee Wee at Cloverdale, 11:45 am at Cloverdale Athletic Park
HYACKS WIN LEAGUE OPENER
October 10, 2011
Aldrin Asuncion became the 6th Hyack ever to break the 200 yard mark (221) as he led New West to a 33-26 win over Carson Graham in the league opener for both teams. Gr 10 QB Tommy Robertson scored 3 rushing TDs
and added an interception for the Hyacks who are now 1-0 in league play (3-2 overall). Defensively Jordan Chin (10 tackles), Jonathan He (6 tackles, 1 sack) and Jeremy Wilson (6 tackles) also stood out.
HYACKS WIN ON HOMECOMING
September 24, 2011
The Hyacks improved to 2-1 against BC teams with a 27-9 win over Mt Boucherie in the Homecoming game on Friday night. Aldrin Asuncion rushed for 137 yards and 2 TDs.
Prime Time Sports Player of the Game, Tommy Robertson, rushed for 1 TD and passed to Kevin Sabau for another. Jordan Chin led the defense with 9 tackles and 2 sacks,
as New West is now 6-1 all-time on Homecoming. There was another big crowd on hand and plenty of alumni support. Thanks to Jayne Adetola for all her efforts in organizing the alumni function.
HOMECOMING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT
September 21, 2011
The 6th annual Homecoming game will take place this Friday, Sept 23rd at Mercer Stadium against Mt. Boucherie.
Another crowd of 1500+ is expected to be on hand including plenty of Hyack grads from all eras. New West has recorded a 5-1 record in homecoming games.
The sky divers are back this year, to bring the bame ball in by parachute, and the NWSS Cheer team will also make its debut.
For more information please contact Jayne at: email@example.com
HYACKS KEEP KUSHNIR BOOT
September 10, 2011
Touchdowns by Regan Eberding and Jonathan Lopez helped propel the Hyacks to 16-13 win on Friday against South Delta in the Kushnir Boot game.
Lopez also added an interception and earned the Prime Time Sports Player of the Game. Jonathan He was named the Burger Haven Lineman of the Game.
Aldrin Asuncion eclipsed the 100 yard mark for the first time as a Hyack. New West improves to 1-1 and plays at Terry Fox next Friday night.
HYACKS HIT CALIFORNIA
August 28, 2011
A group of close to 80 Hyacks players, coaches and managers are on their way to California.
The team will have a weeks worth of fun at Disneyland, Six Flags, a USC game, and of course practices all week and games against
Citrus Valley High School on Friday, Sept 2nd. Please take a look at the
FIVE MORE HYACKS TO PLAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL
July 3, 2011
The NWSS football program is pleased to announce that five more Hyack grads have accepted scholarships
to play football at CIS schools across Canada. Jamie Wandell and James Belgrave will be moving from one coast
to the other to attend St Mary's University in Halifax. Nick Adomat will be attending McGill, Ian Henderson will play
locally at UBC and Milthon Nevy will attend University of Toronto. With the additions of these players, the total number of Hyacks to play
college football reaches 21, in just eight seasons.
July 3, 2011
Cody Husband will be the first new era Hyack to play in the CFL, as he has made the roster of the Hamilton Ti-Cats. Cody was a
three-year member of the Hyacks, earning provincial all-star honors in 2005, before spending the past five years at UBC.
WANDELL SELECTED TO PLAY IN WORLD VS USA GAME
January 20, 2011
Congratulations to Jamie Wandell who was just selected to play in the upcoming IFAF
World vs USA Under-19 game on Feb 2nd in Austin, TX. He is the only BC high school football
player to be invited and one of only 5 high school players from anywhere to be selected.
In December, Jamie performed well in the NUC All-American game which was seen line on Fox College
Sports (game available in video section). Good luck in Texas! More
The game broadcast can be seen live online at 5:30 pm at:www.highschoolsports.net
HYACKS GO CALIFORNIA DREAMING
January 14, 2011
A trip to California will highlight the 2011 season. ALL players (Varsity and JV) will be invited to come on
the trip which will include games for both teams. All parents should contact coach Lalji to confirm payment
schedules/arrangements asap. Please take a look at the following
letter and info.
WANDELL SELECTED TO PLAY IN ALL AMERICAN GAME
December 22, 2010
Congratulations to Jamie Wandell, who was recently selected to play in the inaugural
NUC All-World Gridiron Classic, Dec 31st at The Citadel in Charleston , South Carolina . The game
will showcase 114 elite high school seniors from all across the globe and can be seen live on Fox
College Sports. Jamie is one of 4 players in Canada to be invited, and the 4th Hyack in the past 2
years to participate in an All-American game. For more information click
HYACKS GO CALIFORNIA DREAMING
December 22, 2010
A trip to California will highlight the 2011 season. ALL players (Varsity and JV) will be invited to come
on the trip which will include games for both teams. THERE WILL BE A PARENTS MEETING ON WEDNESDAY,
JANUARY 12TH AT 7 PM IN THE NWSS LIBRARY TO DISCUSS THIS TRIP. If you have financial concerns you are still
requested to attend the meeting.
HYACK FOOTBALL AWARDS BANQUET – DEC 9TH
November 25, 2010
The Annual Hyack Football Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, December 9th at the Roma Hall
in Queensborough. Players from the Varsity, JV and Jr Bantam teams will be recognized for their
outstanding seasons. For more information on tickets and how you can get involved assisting with
this event, please contact Lianne Gentile at firstname.lastname@example.org 604-525-4928 or
Shelley Hansen at Shelley_clayton@telus.net 604-519-1914.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PROVINCIAL AWARD WINNERS
November 24, 2010
Congratulations to Nick Adomat, Jamie Wandell and Ian Henderson who were recently honored
for their outstanding accomplishments on the football field. Adomat was one of 9 graduating
seniors in BC to earn a $1000 scholarship for his outstanding academic acheivement, community
service and football ability. Wandell was named to the Provincial all-star team and was recognised
as the top lineman in the AAA western conference. Henderson led the province in tackling (99)
and was named to the all conference team.
HYACKS WIN ON SENIORS NIGHT
November 9, 2010
Fifteen Hyacks played their final game ever at Mercer Stadium on Friday
and they did so with a 35-16 victory over Earl Marriott. Five different players scored for
the home team. James Belgrave (83 yards) and Manraj Bains (70 yards) each scored on long runs.
David Ramirez and Robert Arciaga scored their first TDs, while Serafino Gentile threw his first
touchdown pass, to Jeremy Wilson. Jonathan Lopez also had a pair of interceptions. The Hyacks finish
the season with a 3-3 conference record. Thanks to all of the parents who were on hand for the Seniors
Night festivities and for their support of the football program.
Henderson and Wandell Named to ALL STAR TEAM
November 9, 2010
Congratulations to Ian Henderson and Jamie Wandell for their selections to the AAA Western
Conference all-star team. Jamie was rated the top linemen in the conference while Ian leads the
province in tackling with 82 in 9 games.
Seniors Night This Friday
November 1, 2010
The Hyacks will take on Earl Marriott this Friday night in the final home game of the season at Mercer.
A win would improve the Hyacks record to 3-3 for the season and virtually clinch a playoff spot. For 15 graduating
seniors, this will be their final home game in a New West uniform. This includes names like Nick Adomat, Clay Alexson,
Brandon Braich and Jamie Wandell who have been in the Hyacks program since Jr Bantam, along with Regan Eberding, Ian Henderson
and Manraj Bains, who joined the family in JV.
All 15 seniors and their parents will be recognized in what has become a special night on
the football calendar. Game time is 7:30 pm.
October 15, 2010
The Hyacks played a complete game on Friday and it led to their first win of the season,
35-24 over Mt Douglas. James Belgrave scored his first of two TDs on the first play of the game,
and became the 5th Hyack ever to rush for over 200 yards. Jeremy Wilson caught two TD passes
from Regan Eberding, while the offensive line consisting of Nick Adomat, Makoto Brennan,
Jordan Chin, Jonathan He, Derek Stagner and Jamie Wandell had its best game of the season,
leading the Hyacks to over 450 yards of offense.Nick Adomat was the Burger Haven Lineman of the game, with
consistent play on offense, 3 tackles on defense, and 1 sack.
Big Offensive Day For HYACKS VS #4 Kelowna
October 4, 2010
With 5 league games still to come, the Hyacks offense looks like its returning to
form. The team rushed for 331 yards and finished with 416 total yards in a 49-28 loss
against Kelowna, the 4th ranked team in BC. Regan Eberding rushed for 122 yards, threw
for another 85 yards and a TD and registered 7 tackles on defense. Ian Henderson caught
a TD pass, he also added 113 rushing yards and another TD, along with 4 tackles on
defense. Makoto Brennan was the Burger Haven Lineman of the game, with 3 tackles and a
safety on defense along with making his first start at guard.
IRISH and CTV Visit Mercer This Friday
September 20, 2010
The Hyacks 3-game home stand wraps up this Friday night with 3rd ranked Vancouver College coming to Mercer.
CTV will again be live on location for their weekly High School Heroes segment with promotions throughout the week.
The Irish are the only team to win a league game at Mercer in the past 3 years.
Huge Crowd For Homecoming 2010
September 18, 2010
Thanks to all the supporters who were in the stands for the annual homeomcoming game on Friday.
You showed once again why New West and Mercer Stadium is the envy of high school football. Unfortunately
the on field result was not what we were looking for as the Hyacks lost a one-sided game to 2nd ranked Terry Fox.
Brighter days are ahead... Special thanks to Jayne Adetola, all of our volunteers and the cheerleaders and band,
for making the event another success.
Homecoming on CTV
September 12, 2010
The 6th annual Homecoming game takes place this Friday at 7 pm when 4th ranked Terry
Fox visits Mercer Stadium. CTV will be live on location for all the festivities.
The alumni reception begins at 6 pm. The Hyacks are a perfect 5-0 in homecoming games.
HYACKS Fall to Number One Ranked HAWKS
September 10, 2010
With 2 minutes remaining the underdog Hyacks were right there with a chance to win.
But in the end, BC's top ranked team, WJ Mouat came away with a 40-20 win. The Hyacks
managed 320 rushing yards, most of which came in the 2nd half when offense came alive
for the first time this season. James Belgrave led the attack with 126 yards and a TD.
Prime Time Player of the Game, Ian Henderson had 100 yards and 8 tackles, while Regan
Eberding scored 2 TDs and added 6 tackles. Makoto Brennen was the Burger Haven Lineman
of the game with 5 tackles.
HYACKS Home Opener This Friday Night
September 5, 2010
The number one ranked team in BC, WJ Mouat, provides the opposition this Friday as the Hyacks play their first game of the season at Mercer Stadium at 7pm.
This past Friday the Hyacks fell 40-0 to Kennedy HS, ranked #3 in Oregon 3A. Ian Henderson and David Ramirez were the best of New West, with 8 and 7 tackles
respectively and combining for 120 yards. The Hyacks then spent Saturday taking in the U of Oregon game vs New Mexico.
2010 Season opens this weekend in Oregon
August 31, 2010
Seventy-five players opened fall camp last Monday and so far the early results have been encouraging for the Hyacks.
The first week of camp wrapped up with the annual Orange-White scrimmage last Friday with the Orange squad coming back for an 18-12 win.
Backup RBs John Santos and Robert Arciaga turned in some nice runs. Ian Henderson, James Belgrave and Jamie Wandell also made a big
impact for the Orange squad in the victory. Kennedy HS of Mt Angel, Oregon will provide the opposition as the Hyacks season opens this Friday.
Following the game the Hyacks will spend the night in Oregon before taking in the U of Oregon vs New Mexico game at Autzen Stadium.
TSN Kraft Celebration Tour - a hit in New Westminster
August 29, 2010
Over 1000 people were on hand at Tipperary Park for the final stop of TSN’s cross-Canada Kraft Celebration Tour. The day included a live broadcast
of Sportscentre featuring Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. The day before the big show, Jay and Dan spent some time practicing with the Hyacks, with the hilights
of the practice were shown on Sportscentre.
Field renamed in honor of coach Chin, on Monday, September 6
August 28, 2010
The ceremony to rename the south field at Mackin Park in Coquitlam after Kevin Chin will be held on Monday, September 6th at 4:30 pm.
We would encourage all members of the Hyack Football family to attend.
Fall camp begins for 2010 Hyacks
August 23, 2010
80 players will take to the field at Mercer stadium this week for fall training camp. For all practice times, please check the schedule section of the website.
New Westminster wins $25,000 and TSN visit
July 26, 2010
The votes are in and New Westminster defeated Nelson in the Kraft Celebration Tour
online vote on July 23rd. As a result the Royal City will be awarded $25,000 towards
the new Youth Center at Moody Park. TSN will also host a live broadcast of Sportscenter on August 29th (1 to 4pm) from
Tipperary Park near city hall. Will also Thanks to all of the Hyack Football supporters who voted.
Field renamed in honor of Coach Chin
July 23, 2010
Mackin Park's south field in Coquitlam will be renamed Kevin Chin Field to honour the longtime
football coach and teacher, who passed away in September 2007 at age 51. Chin coached 28 years at
various levels throughout BC, the last 2 at NWSS, where his sons Casey and Jordan are players.
"He was a great man and football was his passion," said Coach Chin's wife, Sylvie. "Basically,
he had three passions -- one was his work, one was his family and the other was football."
Nasser Jamal drafted by Argos
May 1, 2010
Congratulations to Nasser Jamal who became the first NWSS Grad drafted into the CFL since the football program was resurrected in 2003. Jamal, a 6'6", 290 pound offensive lineman, was selected by the Toronto Argos in the 6th round (40th overall). Jamal is currently playing at University of Louisiana at Lafayette (NCAA Div 1) where he will return for his senior season this fall. Cody Husband (6'7", 290 lbs, O-line, UBC) is also expected to sign a contract with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Both Nasser and Cody were provincial all-stars with the Hyacks in 2005.
Three more Hyacks sign with SFU CLAN
April 23, 2010
The Hyacks football program is pleased to announce that three more NWSS grads have signed letters of intent to attend and play football at Simon Fraser University in 2010. Linebackers Vivie Bojilov and Casey Chin have accepted scholarships to play for the Clan and they will be joined by defensive back Warren Reece. The total of NWSS grads to play college football is now 16 in the past 7 years.
English earns NCAA DIV1 full scholarship
January 10, 2010
After setting numerous NWSS receiving records over the past 3 seasons, Daniel English has signed a letter of intent to attend university and play football for New Mexico State University. English (6’3”, 200 lbs) is a 5-year member of the Hyacks Football program and a three-year varsity starter. English becomes the 3rd NWSS grad in the past five years to earn an NCAA Div 1 scholarship.