Skate Canada director Bev Power
In January, figureskater Joey Russell made it to the podium in the National Figureskating Championships.
Picking up a bronze medal was a huge achievement for the 22-year old Labrador City.
And he generated no end of pride in Western Labrador--and in fact right across Nfld and Labrador.
But not too long after placing 24th at the Worlds, Joey Russell is retiring from the sport.