This past week, University of North Dakota freshman forward Tyson Jost played four games in four nights. Jost played two games in the World Junior Hockey Championship for Team Canada and then traveled on Friday morning to Omaha, Nebraska, to meet up with his UND teammates. When he arrived in Omaha, he was chomping at the bit to get back on the ice. Jost still had to convince his head coach Brad Berry he could play.
“I wanted to look him in the eye and see how he looked,” coach Berry told the media. “He had a sparkle in his eye and he had a jump in his step. He said to me, ‘Manage my minutes and I’ll be good to go.’ When I heard it from him, that’s when he was put in the lineup.”
It would appear, that coach Berry made the right decision, Jost scored three goals and four points in the Hawks important two-game series sweep against the Omaha Mavericks. Jost was instrumental in helping the Hawks beat the Mavericks (9-1 W, 7-3 W). Stories like this only promote more interest in Jost from fans of the Avalanche.