Jost leads Team West to gold

Former Okanagan Rockets forward leads World Junior A Challenge with nine points

  • Dec. 21, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Ex-Okanagan Rocket Tyson Jost was named the MVP of the World Junior A Challenge on Cobourg

Playing the lead role on his biggest stage yet, Tyson Jost produced yet another award-winning  performance.

The former Okanagan Rockets and current Penticton Vees forward was named the tournament’s valuable player in leading Team West to the gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge.

Jost scored what turned out to be the game winner as Team West defeated Russia 2-1 in the championship game Saturday in Cobourg, Ont.

Jost, Team West’s captain, led the tournament in scoring with three goals and nine points in four games.

Jost, originally from St. Albert, AB, led the BCMML in scoring with the Rockets as a 15-year-old during the 2013-14 season with 44 goals and 88 points. He also paced Okanagan to the B.C. title and a bronze medal effort at the Telus Cup national midget championship in Moose Jaw.

This season, his second with the Vees, Jost has 24 goals and 61 points in just 30 games.

David Michaud has watched Jost’s development over the last 2 1/2 seasons, first as GM of the Okanagan Rockets and more recently as the director of player development for the Vees.

“Tyson continues to impress, to be able to lead a completely new group of players to gold at an event like the World Jr A challenge shows the type of young man he is,” Michaud said. “He deserves all of the attention and the accolades he’s receiving this season, he’s a special player and a special person. We are awfully excited to get him back in our lineup in Penticton and hopefully go on another long playoff run.”

Jost is projected to be a first-round pick in next summer’s NHL entry draft.

He is property of the WHL’s Everett Silvertips but has committed to the University of North Dakota State Sioux for next season.

Meanwhile, Jost’s former Okanagan Rockets teammate, Liam Finlay of the Vernon Vipers, was also a member of the gold-medal winning Team West.

Finlay had two goals and three assists in the tournament.

 

 

Just Posted

Cleanup scheduled for massive dump site near Peachland

The Okanagan Forestry Task Force is cleaning up an illegal dump site near

Traffic being redirected due to grass fire on Drought Hill

Crews responded to a grass fire on Highway 97 and 97C

Lake Country uses bylaw enforcement to try and stop Airport Inn’s operations

Bylaw enforcement is ongoing, said the district community development manager

Kelowna kitchen fire quickly extinguished

A fire in a home on Cadder Avenue was put out Wednesday afternoon

Smoky stop for Greyhound bus

Bus was seen with smoke coming from its brakes, Wednesday.

Pizza places help make dreams come true

The fourth annual Papa John’s Dreams for Kids Day is held today in Kelowna and West Kelowna

Former Social Credit MLA dies at 88

Lyall Hanson was mayor of Vernon in 1981 and moved to provincial politics from 1986-96

Ailing health care biggest hurdle for Okanagan jail

PART SIX: Inmates reportedly wait weeks for broken bones to be seen, challenges with maintaining medical staff

Police searching for escaped prisoner in B.C.

Ralph Whitfield Morris, 83, is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder

B.C. set to introduce pot laws, but years of fine tuning likely: minister

Legislation regulating recreational marijuana is expected to be introduced Thursday

Accused murderer found guilty in unrelated Penticton robbery

McGenn sentenced to 5 years, now faces 2nd-degree murder trial over Abbotsford man’s 2016 death

Canadian driver uses lawn chair as driver’s seat, gets caught

Ontario police detachment caught the male driver during a traffic stop

B.C. moves to restrict pill presses in opioid battle

Minister Mike Farnworth says federal law doesn’t go far enough

VIDEO: Vets, volunteers set up vaccination station for sick bunnies

Volunteers, vets try to stop spread of lethal virus

Most Read