Manitoba is rich with countless remarkable sport people of all ages with amazing stories of success, service and dedication. Each year, the sport community gathers at the annual Night of Champions (formerly the Sport for Life Gala) to celebrate the achievements of our nominees for the Sport Manitoba Awards. Up for this years Calm Air Junior Team of the Year is the Winnipeg Thrashers. Garnering national attention for winning the Telus Cup - National Championship the Thrashers have been highlighted for this award as they are the first team from Winnipeg and only the second team from Manitoba to win a National championship in the tournaments 35+ year history. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on April 30th. To view the Winnipeg Thrashers Sport Manitoba award nomination list of reason Click Here. To view more on the Sport Manitoba's Night of Champions Click Here. Most recently, the team was nominated for the the 56th Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association’s Provincial Team of the Year. GDI Prairies trained goaltender Teagan Sacher built up a strong resume after his first outing in the tournament. Rebounding after a tough loss in game one of the tournament, Sacher took to the next six games day by day, focusing on one game at a time. By the end of it, all the steps led to his teams name being engraved on this years Telus Cup. In his last six games Sacher allowed only 11 goals and also captured a shutout in his second game against Team Quebec. Within all goaltenders statistics he finished with the most minutes played at 370:00, the tournaments best save percentage at .919, and second in goals against averages at 2.59. The Thrashers claimed a birth into the National Championships after winning the Western Regional Qualifying tournament, beating Prince Albert in the finals. Hours after, an ecstatic Teagan Sacher was interviewed by the Winnipeg Sun on the bus ride home to Winnipeg and proclaimed that “the other teams better be careful because we’re going to win.” The article posted the next day was titled Date with Destiny. With GDI Prairies having many goaltenders coming through the Thrashers Organization the company would like to notice the team for their excellence last season, and would like to wish them the best in the future!