NEXT UP: Team Canada’s young curlers take on Korea at world juniors Wednesday

A Langley curling team, fighting the flu bug, manages to hold on in a three-way tie for second.

A 7-5 loss to China was followed up with an 8-7 extra-end win over Norway on Tuesday as Tyler Tardi’s Langley-based team saw its record at the World Junior Curling Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland, move to 4-2 after Tuesday play.

Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Jordan Tardi, lead Zachary Curtis, alternate Jacques Gauthier, coach Paul Tardi, and team leader/coach Melissa Soligo now have Canada tied for second place with Switzerland and the United States, behind 6-0 Scotland.

Next up, Canada faces Korea (2-4) in its lone game on Wednesday.

Gauthier played at second in the Tuesday win as the team is fighting a lingering bug that has spread at the event.

“The first game today, China curled outstanding,” said Soligo.

“They didn’t miss a shot until the 10th end when they missed two peels. Their draws were at about 95 to 98 per cent. We had our chances, but couldn’t pull it off,” she said.

“In the night game, Jacques played for Jordan as the flu bug is still brutal. We went out and had a strong game against Norway,” said Soligo, who added that a jam on a takeout allowed Norway to tie it with a deuce in the 10th.

“It was a great draw to the four foot against one in the 11th to win. We’re feeling pretty good, trying to figure out the ice. Every day seems a bit different,” added Soligo, who is now taking over the head coaching duties while Paul Tardi leaves the country for a couple of days.

Meanwhile, Canada’s junior womens’ team, skipped by Kaitlyn Jones, defeated Russia’s Vlada Rumiantseva 9-6 to improve to 5-1, second behind just 6-0 Sweden.

RELATED: Langley curlers bounce back with win over U.S.

RELATED: Langley curlers 1 for 1 in Scotland as juniors get underway

RELATED: World stage calls Langley curlers to Scotland

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langley-based Spartans volleyball team sweeps series against Winnipeg

Next up, Spartans semifinal against Thompson Rivers

Langley Chamber of Commerce asks for input on rail blockades

The local business group is asking if local businesses have been impacted

VIDEO: Giants winning streak now stands at 11

Team erased a 5-2 deficit by scoring every five minutes

Lions Clubs donate generous gift to local hospital to help Langley breathe easy

A $56,000 donation is the largest the hospital has received from the Lions Club

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Zamboni driver, 42, earns NHL win over Maple Leafs

Emergency goalie called into action for Carolina Hurricanes

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Landlord ordered to pay $11K after harassing B.C. mom to move days after giving birth

Germaine Valdez was pressured to move just a few days after giving birth by C-section to her child

Heart attacks strike B.C. husband and wife just over one year apart

Courtenay couple share personal stories to bring awareness to heart month

‘Nothing surprises us anymore:’ U.S. border officials find brain in package

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the brain packed in a glass mason jar in a Canada Post shipment

Fiery collision involving truck closes Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap

Drivers should expect major delays and congestion; estimated time of re-opening is 2 p.m.

B.C., Ottawa sign sweeping 30-year deal for northern caribou habitat

West Moberly, Saulteau co-manage new protection on two million acres

Eyes on police after Trudeau orders blockades torn down, injunctions enforced

The RCMP in B.C. have sent a letter to the traditional leaders of the Wet’suwet’en Nation

Most Read