The Hamilton Hurricanes open the 2013 Ontario Football Conference campaign at home against the Twin Cities Predators on Saturday (Aug. 17). The Hurricanes will be looking to make it back to the OFC championship game for the fourth consecutive season.
The ’Canes were busy in the off-season signing 10 former Canadian Interuniversity Sport players from across the country. Among the top signings were defensive end Christian D’Aguilar (McMaster); wide receivers Andrin Masotti (McMaster), Lucas Spagnuolo (UBC), and Matt Coates (New Mexico Military Academy). The Canes were clearly in search of size, speed, and talent when building out the roster for the 2013 season.
The Twin Cities Predators are looking to move up from the basement of the OFC this season and prove that they are true contenders in this conference. They will have a battle on their hands as they face one of the most well-rounded teams junior football has seen in Hamilton in many years.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Mohawk Sports Complex which will serve as home to the Hurricanes for the 2013 season while the new Tim Horton’s Field is being built on the former Ivor Wynne Stadium site.