After watching Finland forward Eeli Tolvanen (Sioux City – USHL) notch a hat trick in the first quarterfinal game of the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship played at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, Team Canada forward Tyson Jost (Penticton – BCHL) decided to get in on the action with a hat trick of his own in a 9-1 win over Switzerland.
The 2016 NHL Draft prospect has certainly given the NHL scouts in attendance something to think about as the 2015-16 campaign winds down. Jost has totaled 14 points at this tournament off of six goals and eight assists in five games, with his point total currently leading all scorers at the U18.
Given the surroundings, Jost already appears to feel right at home in what will be the next stop in his hockey career, the University of North Dakota. The Kelowna, BC native will join the reigning NCAA National Champions next fall, but an NHL team will call his name in June, most likely among the top 10-15 names announced on Day 1 of the draft.
Jost spoke with the media after the win over Switzerland, with some of that conversation being captured in this Hockey’s Future video.
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