Curling: Fraser Valley rink wins 9-3 and 8-4 on busy Friday

Skip Tyler Tardi has his team poised for perfection heading into Saturday, at Mission's BC Winter Games.

by Eric Welsh

Black Press


Tyler Tardi’s Fraser Valley rink is on the right path at the BC Winter Games, unbeaten through two matches.

After demolishing Thomas Love’s Thompson-Okanagan rink 9-3 Friday morning, Tardi and company doubled up Ryan Cassidy’s Vancouver Island-Central Coast team 8-4 in the afternoon draw.

Four in the third end proved to be the turning point.

“We kept everything in the top of the house, got the shots we wanted and capitalized in that end,” said lead Joshua Desrosiers.

They tacked on another three in the fifth to take an 8-2 lead before Cassidy posted two in the sixth to wrap up the scoring.

“I think we’ve had two very solid performances, playing well in both games,” Desrosiers said. “We’ve got to keep it going. We’re not playing perfect-perfect so far, but it’s definitely been good enough. The important thing is to go out there, play hard and have fun.”

They’ve got a good chance to run their unbeaten streak to three when they face winless Cariboo-North East rep Dustin Withey in the third draw.

That one goes Saturday morning with an 8 a.m. start.