Hurricanes pick up individual honours


The Hamilton Hurricanes capped their Ontario Football Conference championship last weekend by sweeping the league’s players of the week. A trio of ’Canes were selected the offensive, defensive and special teams weekly standouts.

On offense, lineman Jordan Cozzi was a standout. Cozzi brings a lot to the Hurricanes this year. As one of the biggest athletes on the team, he is not to be taken lightly.

Cozzi is enrolled at McMaster University in the Social Sciences program and is employed with the Town of Oakville in the department of Parks and Open Spaces.

When he is not playing, Cozzi volunteers as an Offensive Line coach and Offensive Coordinator for the Niagara Storm football club. He has won awards for Lineman of the Year for St. Thomas Moore high school and was a part of the back-to-back championship teams of 2006 and 2007.

His future ambitions include playing professional football.

Defensive honours went to linebacker Matt Brady. He had two solo tackles, two assisted tackles and two quarterback sacks to help eliminate Windsor in the championship game.

Brady is entering his last year of Junior eligibility and brings with him a true understanding of what it takes to be a member of a successful and competitive team. He was awarded the Lineman Award for the Hurricanes last season and was a member of the 2010 OFC championship team.

His future ambition is to play football for the Canadian Football League Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Currently, he is employed at ARW Carpentry and enjoys pick-up baseball.

On Special Teams, cornerback Stephen Jordan made his presence felt. He had three punt returns for 132 yards, the longest for 108 yards which he converted into a touchdown. Jordan also returned a missed field goal for 16 yards

A Saltfleet District High School student, Jordan is in his third year with the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes are hosts to the Saskatoon Hilltops on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at Ivor Wynne in the Canadian Junior Football League Canadian Bowl National Championship.