Okanagan Sun player earns BC Lions Player of the Week award

Lots of action on defense saw a Sun defender named as one of the top players in the BCFC

The British Columbia Football Conference has announced its BC Lions Players of the Week for Week 8 and a member of the Okanagan Sun has nabbed the defensive honour.

The BCFC says there were a number of terrific defensive performances during Week 8, but Okanagan Sun defensive back Robbie Yochim did a little bit of everything to be named the BC Lions Defensive Player of the Week.

The Rutland Senior Secondary grad made five solo tackles, one assist, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, an interception and blocked a field goal attempt in the late stages of the game a the Sun nearly pulled off an upset over the Vancouver Island Raiders, falling just short 32-30.

The Sun are back in action this weekend in Chilliwack as they played the winless Huskers on Saturday.

In other player of the week honours…..

The Kamloops Broncos snapped their six game losing streak over the weekend keeping their playoff drive alive.  The Broncos pieced together a wonderful ground attack led by the BC Lions Offensive Player of the Week Mike McMaster.

The Prince George native rushed nine times for 153 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown dash.   He would also make two catches for 27 yards.

Vancouver Island Raiders kicker Mark Mueller played a critical role in keeping the Raiders regular season home winning streak alive.  The veteran kicker was three-for-three in field goals hitting from 22, 33 and 39 yards out.  His punting was timely as he blasted five punts for 165 yards, an average of 40 yards. His four kick-offs traveled 212 yards and he was a perfect three-for-three in converts. His performance wins him the BC Lions Special Teams Player of the Week.

Just Posted

Documentary series features local wineries and restaurants

Quest Out West Wild Food launches Jan. 18

West Kelowna looking at three per cent tax increase

Council grapples with 2018 budget, rejects addition of more cops, firefighters

Tech funding announced for Kelowna post-secondary institutions

UBCO and Okanagan College are getting funding to expand their tech programs

Arbitrated settlement for Kelowna jail guards

Details of arbitration settlement in contract dispute not released

Kelowna art exhibition showcases connection to environment

The opening of Blue Renew – art:debris is Jan. 18

The snow capped hills around Carr’s Landing

Andre Paris has posted another drone video showcasing Lake Country’s beauty

UPDATE: Highway reopened following fatal crash south of Armstrong

Highway 97A crash south of Pleasant Valley cross road near Spallumcheen claims a life

VIDEO: B.C. Lions sign defensive back T.J. Lee to contract for upcoming season

The four-year veteran had a team-high four interceptions and 49 tackles last season with B.C.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Premier touches on multiple topics ahead of Asia trade trip

Housing and childcare are expected to be the focus of the BC NDP’s first budget in February.

UPDATE: Friends mourn boy, 15, killed in Vancouver shooting

John Horgan: ‘No stone is to be left unturned until we find the perpetrator of this heinous crime’

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

Canadian junior captain returns to Rockets lineup

Dillon Dube will be back in Kelowna’s lineup Wednesday night after world juniors and bout of flu

Waters: For Trump words speak louder than actions

U.S. president’s first year in office marked more by what he said than what he did

Most Read