Sun linebacker and Mt. Boucherie grad Keagan Hughes will play football this coming season at Bishop's University.

Hughes to join Bishop’s program

Okanagan Sun linebacker recruited for university program in Sherbrooke, Que.

One of the Okanagan Sun’s leaders on defense in 2015 is taking his game to the next level.

Linebacker Keagan Hughes, 19, will join the Bishop’s University Gators in Sherbrooke, QB for the 2016 CIS season.

A graduate of Mt. Boucherie secondary, Hughes led the Sun last season with 87.5 defensive points on 33 tackles, six assisted stops, half a sack, two blocked kicks, two knockdowns and one forced fumble.

He was at his best in his final game of junior, the Canadian Bowl, last November in Saskatoon. Hughes tallied a game high nine solo tackles and assisted on eight others.

In three playoff games, he totalled a team-leading  19 tackles.

Hughes is excited for the next step in his career and education.

“Bishop’s really has everything I have been waiting to find in a university.  They have a small campus in a close knit community. They offer a great combination of football and academics,” Hughes said.

“When Bishop’s invited me for a visit, and I got to know the other player and coaching staff. They are a great group of guys with a ton of talent. I couldn’t resist their offer. I’m excited to spend my next five years playing in Quebec and earning my degree in Sports Studies.”

Hughes not only excelled on the field in 2015, but was also a regular volunteer for team community events.

 

 

 

Just Posted

Busy day for Penticton Search and Rescue

PENSAR was called to three separate incidents Sunday, Dec. 16

Zero waste grocery store gives back to charity

Jaye Coward has pledged half of membership sales to Mamas for Mamas

Kelowna Gospel Mission celebrates Grandpa Lloyd’s success

In a video it shares how an outreach worker helped get Lloyd off the streets

Warm weather ahead for Okanagan-Shuswap

Environment Canada says no snow at lower altitudes until Wednesday night

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Canucks score 3 power-play goals in 4-2 win over Oilers

Vancouver sniper Boeser has 6 goals in last 5 games

Book Talk: Series stand outs

Novels in a great series can stand on their own

Microscopic parasite found in Prince Rupert water affecting thousands

More than 12,000 residents affected by the boil water advisory issued Dec. 14

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

CSRD Wants help figuring out antique survey equipment

The piece of equipment was used by Peter Jennings to map out the North Fork Wild near Craigellachie

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

Most Read