The accolades continue to roll in for former Okanagan Rockets Liam Finlay and Tyson Jost.
The former Rockets line mates were named to the BCHL All-Rookie Team on Thursday afternoon.
For the 17 year old Finlay, the latest honour comes just a day after he cracked the NHL's final Central Scouting Rankings ahead of the 2015 NHL Draft held in Florida this summer. Finlay was simply dominant for the Vernon Vipers after they acquired him from the Penticton Vees after an early season trade.
In 55 games, Finlay posted 23 goals and 41 assists for 64 points. Finlay finished 13th in the BCHL's overall scoring race.
Tyson Jost was equally impressive as the 16 year old played a key role in the Penticton Vees finishing atop the BCHL's leading scorer. A season after shattering the Okanagan Rockets record book, Jost picked up 23 goals and 22 assists for 45 points in 44 games played. On top of his success with the Vees, Jost became the 1st 16 year old forward to play for Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge since St. Louis Blues forward Jayden Schwartz accomplished the feat. Jost also represented Canada at the World U17 Challenge in Sarnia, Ontario back in December.
"These two continue to be tremendous ambassadors for our program" said Rockets general manager David Michaud. "They are both such high quality young men, both on and off the ice, Both players work tremendously hard and deserve every accolade that comes their way."
Jost and the Vees are preparing to start the BCHL Championship Series this weekend as they host former Rocket Spencer Hewson and the Nanaimo Clippers.