Ok, I think it’s safe to say Tyson Jost has recovered from the injuries he suffered from running into a goal post last month. The 18-year-old center, and top Avalanche prospect, was on fire last night for the University of North Dakota, tallying one assist and two goals, including the spectacular game-winner.
Jost’s first goal was an absolute snipe after making a nice play along the boards and skating into open space. He has his head up, and is ready to deliver a pass back out front, but quickly realizes he’s being given room and seizes the opportunity to shoot—a quality lacking throughout much of Colorado’s current roster.
But it was the second goal that will exist on his highlight reel for as long as he plays hockey. Jost willed himself to the slot, deking two defenders right out of their skates and burying the puck to give his team the lead late into the third. The play was breathtaking and the player and crowd reactions were, perhaps, even more exciting.
I can confidently say I speak for all Avalanche fans in that I can’t wait to see this kind of thing transpire more often in a Burgundy & Blue jersey.
Help is on the way, Avalanche fans. Don’t give up.