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Team Tardi claims top spot in Pool A, advances to playoff round

Team Tardi- (from left to right) Skip - Tyler Tardi, Third - Sterling Middleton, Second - Jordan Tardi, Lead - Zachary Curtis and Coach Paul. Photo courtesy Facebook page.
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SHAWINIGAN, QUE. – Team Tardi has advanced to the playoff round at the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships.

The team representing B.C. includes local product Sterling Middleton, finished in first place in the men’s Pool A with a record of 5-1, after defeating Team Manitoba 5-4 in the final round robin game on Tuesday afternoon. Despite nearly missing skip Tyler Tardi who fell ill during the night on Monday. Head coach Paul Tardi was preparing the team to play without his son, but at the last minute, a less than 100 percent Tardi joined the team for action as they were victorious in both games yesterday.

“It hit me like a train this [Tuesday] morning,” said Tyler Tardi. “You never want to sit out, especially at an event like this; it’s only once a year. You have to pull through, even as hard as it is sometimes.”

The foursome is currently playing Team Ontario in the first game of the playoff round.

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