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Team Tardi cleans up at Curl BC awards

Tyler Tardi takes a shot during the BC Winter Games in Mission. The Cloverdale curler, who trains out of the Langley Curling Club, is Curl BC’s junior male athlete of the year. - Black Press file photo
Tyler Tardi takes a shot during the BC Winter Games in Mission. The Cloverdale curler, who trains out of the Langley Curling Club, is Curl BC’s junior male athlete of the year.
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Team Tardi was honoured with a pair of awards Saturday (June 14) when Curl BC staged its banquet at the Best Western PLUS Coquitlam Inn.

Tyler Tardi received the junior male athlete of the year award, while father Paul Tardi was named the coach of the year. The Tardi family is from Cloverdale, and Team Tardi is a member of the Langley Curling Club.

Tyler Tardi had a very successful 2013-14 season, which included a first-place finish at the B.C. Winter Games in Mission. Tardi received the W.R. Bennett Award for athletic excellence, the first time a curler had earned the honour. He skipped his team to a bronze medal in Mission, and won silver medals at both the Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships and the 2014 BC High School Curling Championships. His team won the Canada Games qualifier, and will compete at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George next February.

With Team Tardi earning podium finishes at each major event this past season, coach Paul Tardi has earned the Anita Cochrane Award for coach of the year.

“Paul was nominated not just for his results but because of his great attitude toward knowledge,” said a Curl BC press release.

“He shares his knowledge, not just with players but also with other coaches in the curling community.”

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