Hitchcock named OFC player of the week


For the second consecutive week, a member of the Hamilton Hurricanes has been named a player of the week in the Ontario Football Conference.

Defensive back Connor Hitchcock is the Defensive Player of the Week. The second-year product out of Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School had a night that is a DB’s dream. Hitchcock had two interception returns for touchdowns (65 and 46 yards) on successive defensive plays for the ‘Canes in their 29-7 victory over the Twin Cities Predators.

Throw in a tackle and a forced fumble, and Hitchcock ended up with 16 defensive points. He and his teammates will host the Windsor AKO Fratmen on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Ivor Wynne Stadium in a rematch of last season’s OFC Championship Game.

Last week, Hurricanes quarterback Kyle Johnson was the offensive standout.

The OFC’s offensive weekly award went to London Beefeater Josh Woodman. The wide receiver had nine catches for 230 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-11 victory over the Windsor AKO Fratmen

The Arts student at UWO had an 80-yarder on the first play of the game.

The Special Teams Player of the Week is Brampton Bears kicker and running back Travis Jennings. He had seven combined returns for 210 yards and two TD in 39-38 overtime win over the Burlington Braves, Brampton’s first-ever Canadian Junior Football League win.

In addition to his two majors, Jennings added the winning two-point convert in overtime to help the Bears come from seven points down to the 39-38 upset of the Braves.