Tyson Jost of the Penticton Vees has been named the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy recipient as the most valuable player in the BCHL.
Jost, 13th in Future Considerations’ February ranking for the 2016 NHL Draft, is third in league scoring with 40 goals and 100 points in 46 games.
“Tyson Jost is one of the few players that has the indescribable ‘it’ factor,” Future Considerations’ Western head scout Zenon Herasymiuk said. “He is the special type of player that seems to make something happen every single shift. He demoralizes opponents with his relentless ability to create offense despite the attention he is given from checkers. He has a laser-beam of a shot and has elite offensive instincts. This MVP award is just another accolade in a highly decorated junior career for Jost.”
Only teammate Scott Conway and Sheldon Rempal of the Nanaimo Clippers have more points that Jost.
Jost had three goals and nine points in four games to help captain Canada West to gold at the World Junior A Challenge in December.
The 17-year-old has committed to the University of North Dakota for the 2016-17 season.