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Jost bags seven as Ok Rockets sweep Canadians

Okanagan Rockets forward Tyson Jost (middle) tries to squeeze through the Greater Vancouver Canadians defence in B.C. Major Midget League action Sunday at the Capital News Centre.  - Warren Henderson/Capital News
Okanagan Rockets forward Tyson Jost (middle) tries to squeeze through the Greater Vancouver Canadians defence in B.C. Major Midget League action Sunday at the Capital News Centre.
— image credit: Warren Henderson/Capital News

Tyson Jost showed Sunday why the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips can't wait to to get the uber-talented forward into their lineup on a full-time basis.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Jost figured in every one of his team's goals—three goals and four assists—as the Okanagan Rockets downed Greater Vancouver 7-4 in BCMML action Sunday afternoon at the Capital News Centre.

The win gave the Rockets a weekend sweep of the Canadians and pushed Okanagan's home ice record this season to a spotless 18-0-0.

As for Jost, the 15-year-old Leduc, Alta. product leads the Rockets (32 goals, 40 assists) 72 points this season, a new club record. The former standard of 71 was set by Parker Bowles in 2011-12. Jost was a first round bantam pick of the Silvertips in 2013.

On Sunday, Liam Finlay and Jake Kryski added three points each as the Rockets won for a club record 29th time.

On Saturday, Jost, Finlay and Brett Young scored as Okanagan downed the Canadians 3-2.

The Rockets (29-5-2) remain tied with the Vancouver Northwest Giants (29-5-2) for top spot in the BCMML.

This weekend, Okanagan heads north to Prince George for two games against the Cariboo Cougars, Friday and Saturday.

 

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