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The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced it’s annual award winners on Thursday morning with Okanagan Rocket alumni Tyson Jost earning Top Forward and Most Valuable Player honours.
Jost, 17, had an outstanding sophomore season in the BCHL with the Penticton Vees, which he captained to an Interior Division Final appearance. The Leduc, Alberta native posted 42 goals and 62 assists for 104 points in just 48 games played, finishing 3rd in the BCHL in scoring behind fellow teammate Scott Conway (116 points) and Nanaimo Clippers forward Sheldon Rempal (110 points). Tyson would also tally 14 points in 11 playoff games, while playing through a broken hand and dislocated shoulder. Jost was named the BCHL’s MVP a couple of months ago before the CJHL honour came about.
The former Rocket joins teammate, and former Vancouver North West Giant, Dante Fabbro in the award ceremony. Along with Jost’s MVP and Top Forward, Fabbro picked up CJHL Top Defensemen honours. The AJHL would collect the final two awards in the likes of Spruce Grove Saints netminder Matt Murray earning Top Goaltender honours and Brooks Bandits defensemen Cale Makar picking up the CJHL Rookie Of The Year.
Jost was also successful on an international level this year, dominating the IIHF Under-18 tournament, held in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Tyson surpassed Connor McDavid’s previous mark for points in the tournament as Canada would finish 4th at the event. Jost will continue to have a bust summer with the National Hockey League Draft upcoming on June 24th in Buffalo, New York, where recent rankings have Tyson sitting at 12th overall out of the 210 player entry draft.
Voice of the Rockets Trevor Miller caught up with Jost at the Rockets Spring Camp Friday night here.