Pellerin, Dietrich sign with university teams

Hawks graduating seniors heading to Ontario, Saskatchewan

Hawks quarterback Noah Dietrich avoids defenders from a game in the fall. Dietrich and teammates Dion Pellerin are both continuing their football careers in university.

Hawks quarterback Noah Dietrich avoids defenders from a game in the fall. Dietrich and teammates Dion Pellerin are both continuing their football careers in university.

A pair of W. J. Mouat Hawks football players are continuing their gridiron career at the post-secondary level.

Running back and linebacker Dion Pellerin is heading to Ontario and the Waterloo University Warriors, while quarterback Noah Dietrich is joining the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

The Grade 12 duo were key parts of a Hawks team that qualified for the playoffs, but lost to Notre Dame at home to close out the season.

Pellerin had a busy off-season, helping Team BC defeat Team Alberta 18-12 in the annual ABC Bowl in Chilliwack on Dec. 12. He was also named to the AAA East division all-star team, and earned the Kevin Chin memorial scholarship at the Subway Bowl awards dinner on Dec. 1.

Dietrich’s highlight from the season occurred during the Hawks’ 56-20 win over the Mt. Boucherie Bears on Oct. 24, when he threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns. Pellerin scored four touchdowns in that win.

In other Hawks football news, former BC Lions and Hawks player Kelly Lochbaum is joining the team’s coaching staff for the 2016 season. Lochbaum was drafted by the Lions in 1997, and was a member of the year 2000 Grey Cup winning team. He spent four years with the Lions, before spending one year with the Calgary Stampeders, and then concluded his career with four more years with BC.

For more information on Hawks football, visit wjmouathawksfootball.com.

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