Jost earns conference recognition

jost-collegePlaying on the biggest stage of his NCAA career to date – and without benefit of his star linemate – Tyson Jost showed again he’s equal to the challenge.

In a non-conference game at Madison Square Garden in New York – with regular linemate Brock Boeser sidelined with injury – Jost scored twice in the first period helping the University of North Dakota to a 4-3 win over Boston College. The Penticton Vees alum was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) rookie of the week for his showing.

After 16 games so far this season, Jost has seven goals and 10 assists which puts him second in team scoring. The Colorado Avalanche first-round draft pick is also a +9 and leads the team with 55 shots on goal.

In two seasons with Penticton, Jost accumulated 65 goals and 84 assists for 149 points in 97 games. He captained Team Canada West to a gold medal at last year’s World Junior A Challenge and was als onamed the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy winner as BCHL MVP. He later led Canada’s entry in scoring at the World U18 tournament and added the CJHL Player of the Year trophy to his resume as well.

At the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, Jost was selected 10th overall by the Colorado Avalanche, becoming the second-highest drafted player in BCHL history after Kyle Turris who went third overall in 2007.