Middleton and Team Tardi represent Canada at World Junior Curling Championships

 

 
Sterling Middleton (C) and the rest of Team Tardi arrive at Incheon Int'l Airport in South Korea for the 2017 World Junior Curling Championships. Photo by teamtardicurling.ca.

GANGNUENG, SOUTH KOREA – Sterling Middleton and the rest of Team Tardi have arrived in South Korea, and will be playing in the their first game of the 2017 VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships.

The Fort St. John native and his teammates left Vancouver on Monday for the 15 hour journey to represent Canada in Gangneung, South Korea. The event is being treated as a dress rehearsal for next year’s 2018 Winter Olympics, as the Olympic curling events are to be played on the same ice surface that Middleton and his teammates will be curling on later today.

The quartet, comprised of Middleton, brothers Tyler and Jordan Tardi, and Nicholas Meister, will take on Sweden in their first game late tonight. Team Canada will also be squaring off against the hosts Korea and China this week. The bonspiel’s round robin wraps up on February 23rd, followed by playoffs.

Team Canada plays Team Sweden tonight at 10:00 Fort St. John time. All games will be streamed live on World Curling TV’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldCurlingTV.

The team’s full schedule is as follows:

Mountain Time       Time in Korea    Opponent
Feb 15 – 10 pm    Feb 16 – 2 pm    Sweden
Feb 16 – 5 pm    Feb 17 – 9 am    Korea
Feb 17 – 3 am    Feb 17 – 7 pm    China
Feb 18 – 5 pm    Feb 19 – 9 am    Italy
Feb 19 – 3 am    Feb 19 – 7 pm    USA
Feb 19 – 10 pm    Feb 20 – 2 pm    Norway
Feb 21 – 3 am    Feb 21 – 7 pm    Switzerland
Feb 21 – 10 pm    Feb 22 – 2 pm    Turkey
Feb 23 – 3 am    Feb 23 – 7 pm    Scotland