Langley competitors help B.C. win bronze medals

Trio of third-place finishers for local athletes at Canada Winter Games in Prince George

Langley athletes helped Team B.C. win a trio of bronze medals at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George.

The Games ran from Feb. 13 to March 1.

Jessica Auton won bronze in the target shooting air pistol individual junior ladies competition. Auton trains out of the Langley Rod and Gun Club.

And another club member, Surrey’s Brian Ng, teamed up with Dakota Donavan to win bronze in the junior men’s team competition.

Another Langley athlete, Leo Goldberg of the Abbotsford Judo Club, won bronze in the judo individual under 60-kg category.

And Langley Curling Club’s Team Tardi, which features Cloverdale’s Tyler Tardi, Nicholas Umbach (Coquitlam), Timothy Henderson (Victoria) and Sterling Middleton (Fort St. John) won bronze in curling.

Langley was also represented by: James Malm and Jordan Hollett (hockey), Jack Kosterman, Ben Garrett and Benjamin Hamilton (wheelchair basketball), Sarah MacDonald (ringette) and Seung Min Park (short track speed skating).

Aldergrove’s Sarah and Amy Potomak suited up in women’s hockey and Surrey’s Brooke Ashcroft — who trains out of the Langley Rod and Gun Club — was on the target shooting team.

And Cloverdale’s Paul Tardi coached the curling team while Valley West Hawks bench boss Jessie Leung was part of the coaching staff for the boys’ hockey squad.