BY DALLAS SMITH
WINNIPEG, Manitoba- The Manitoba Blizzard have been nominated for the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportcasters Association Team Award for their achievements and contributions during the 2016 season. For the first year, Sport Manitoba and the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters will partner to celebrate the best in sport in Manitoba at the Club Regent Event Centre on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 at 7:00pm.
The Manitoba Blizzard had sustained success in 2016 achieving a 15-5 regular season record. Their team was propelled by Jim Burke Award Winner Kelson Borisenko, who led the league with 106 points, as well as valuable contributions from Andrew Szun and Colin Poitras who tallied 84 and 67 points respectively. The Blizzard’s regular season success followed them into the playoffs and culminated in winning the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Championship.
The Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Awards come at an ideal time, a week before the Blizzard kick off a three game series against the Sherwood Park Titans. The event will be a unique opportunity to acknowledge the accomplishments of 2016, while keeping an eye towards what will be an exciting and competitive 2017 season.
The Manitoba Lacrosse Association would like to congratulate the Manitoba Blizzard not only for their nomination, but also for their active involvement and support of lacrosse in Manitoba.
The Manitoba Blizzard will host the Sherwood Park Titans at Notre Dame Recreational Centre at the times below:
- Saturday, April 29th @ 1:30pm
- Saturday, April 29th @ 8:00pm
- Sunday, April 30th @ 12:00pm