Two player awards lessen Hurricanes third loss

Hamilton Hurricanes may have found themselves on the short end of a 25-22 score, but they won two other Ontario Football Conference battles.

While they may have lost to their across-the-bay rivals, the Burlington Braves, two Hurricanes took players-of-the-week honours. Receiver Steven Hughes was the junior football league’s top offensive player. Hughes tied a team record with nine receptions in the game played at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The 6-2, 180-pounder accumulated 125 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Hurricanes, now 0-4 on the season.

On the other side of the ball, the league top defensive player was Hamilton linebacker Aram Eisho. In collecting his second OFC award this season, Eisho, led all league defenders with 30 defensive points.

The St. Jean de Brebeuf grad set a team record with 12 solo tackles. The 6-1, 190-pounder also had four assisted tackles and a special teams tackle.

And the Braves, in picking up their third win of the campaign against no setbacks, had the OFC special teams player of the week. Kick returner Robin Mediros, collected his second special teams award in the Braves win. He had three punt returns for 62 yards, the longest going for 39 yards.

He also returned two kick offs for another 37 yards, one for 33.

Hamilton gets the bye this weekend while the Braves travel to St. Leonard to take on the 2-1 Cougars.