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Jost earns spot on NCHC freshman squad

jost-collegeAdd another line to the already-impressive hockey resume of Penticton Vees alum Tyson Jost.

Posting a little better than a point per game to finish second in team scoring as a freshman with the University of North Dakota, Jost earned a spot on the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) all-rookie team.

Jost registered 14-15-29 in 28 games in the regular season despite missing five games in late January and early February with injury. He was also away for a pair of UND games in December as he played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships where he helped the team to a silver medal.

The complete NCHC all-rookie team is as follows:

F: Tyson Jost, North Dakota
F: Henrik Borgström, Denver
F: Joey Anderson, Minnesota Duluth
D: Jack Ahcan, St. Cloud State
D: Michael Davies, Denver
G: Ben Blacker, Western Michigan – 29 (8)

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.