As the Colorado Avalanche made their run to the Western Conference semifinal, Tyson Jost seemed to get stronger as the playoffs went along. He finished the season scoring a goal in each of his last three games and was a big reason why the team was able to push the San Jose Sharks to game seven. Now it appears that he isn’t ready for his offseason to start just yet.
Friday morning, Jost confirmed that he will be joining Team Canada in Slovakia for the 2019 IIHF World Hockey Championship. He will fill a role in the lineup that was created when John Tavares was forced to return home when he aggravated a back injury while preparing for the tournament.
Jost expected to arrive in Kosice this weekend. After a tough loss to the Sharks in round two, it’s impressive Jost is making this trip. https://t.co/CtUsfNmNmn— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 10, 2019
This will be the second consecutive World Championship for Jost who finished last year with four goals and two assists in nine games for Canada. He has a long-standing relationship with Hockey Canada that dates back to the 2014 U17 World Championship.
After losing 3-1 to a Kaapo Kakko-led Finnish team in their first game of the tournament, Team Canada will be hoping Jost can continue his hot hand as they will need some scoring help as their forward group leaves a lot to be desired.
Jonathan Marchessault - Dylan Strome - Mark Stone
Adam Henrique - Sean Couturier - Sam Reinhart
Jared McCann - Kyle Turris - Anthony Mantha
Tyler Bertuzzi - Anthony Cirelli - Mathieu Joseph
We should expect Jost to take Tyler Bertuzzi’s spot in the lineup.
Team Canada has turned into the 2017 World Juniors Team:— ♀️Lauren Kelly ♀️ (@laurkelly24) May 10, 2019
• Dylan Strome
• Thomas Chabot
• Mathieu Joseph
• Dante Fabbro
• Carter Hart
• Anthony Cirelli
• Tyson Jost