Team Tardi is going for gold.
The Langley Curling Club-based squad defeated Team USA 8-5 in one of the two semifinals at the world junior curling championships in Aberdeen, Scotland.
They will now play the host Scottish side for the gold on Saturday.
Canada took a 3-0 lead in the third end and they were up 6-2 after the sixth end.
The U.S. mounted a comeback with one in the seventh end and then scored another pair in the eighth end. But Canada tallied twice in the ninth end for the 8-5 final.
“Those three points in the third end were a little unexpected actually,” Tardi said. “We didn’t really see that coming, but obviously we’re happy with that start to the game against a good team and how it turned out.
Canada was 7-2 during pool play to qualify for the playoffs.
The Canadian rink consists of skip Tyler Tardi, Sterling Middleton, Jordan Tardi and Zachary Curtis. Jacques Gauthier is the team’s alternate while Paul Tardi is the coach.
The Tardi rink also represented Canada last year at the world junior championships and they earned their return ticket to the event after capturing gold at junior nationals in January.