Okanagan Sun Turek Moving on to University


The Okanagan Sun receiving corps will see a major, unexpected change this season as third year, 2009 All Canadian Danny Turek (Maples Collegiate, Winnipeg) has informed the club he will not be returning to the club, instead opting to suit up for a university team in 2010.

Turek, (46 REC, 914 yards in 2009) along with Matt Scheurwater were expected to provide the Sun with the most dangerous set of wide receivers in the CJFL this season. Instead the leadership will fall solely on the shoulders of Scheurwater to lead a relatively inexperienced group of 6 receivers eligible to return this season. Scheurwater, the club’s all time leading career receiver had 45 receptions for 725 yards last season. By comparison, the other 6 returning receivers combined for 33 receptions for 496 yards.

Sun offensive coordinator Tony Lindsay on the news:

“It’s a blow for sure, Danny is an impact player. We’ve been kind of expecting it though because we have been hearing rumours he was leaving for a few weeks now. The guys we have will be ready and I know up to the challenge. They were working hard in second team reps with Bobby Davis last year. They will be ready.

We will be counting on Matt even more to lead by example and I’m sure the rest of the teams will be looking to put two guys on him to shut us down. The younger guys coming in will have to prove they can’t do that.”

Turek leaves the Sun with a pair of BCFC all star nods (2008, 2009), BCFC top rookie (2008), BCFC top receiver (2009) and CJFL All Canadian (2009). In just two seasons with the Sun, he finished with 76 receptions (10th all time), 1599 yards (8th all time) and 13 touchdowns

Source: Okanagan Sun

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