Jost scores twice for Vees in shutout win over Fort McMurray

Tyson Jost nets winner for Vees who improve to 2-0 in the Western Canada Cup

Tyson Jost was at it again for the Penticton Vees.

After a three-goal effort to open the Western Canada Cup (WCC) on Saturday, the 17-year-old rookie sensation pocketed two goals, including the winner, in a 6-0 victory over the host Fort McMurray Oil Barons Sunday evening. The Vees improve to 2-0 in the tournament.

Patrick Newell set up Jost for the goal that beat Oil Barons goalie Brett Lewchuk 1:51 into the opening frame. Lewchuk was kept busy by the Vees as he faced 18 shots in the first period. Dante Fabbro and Jost, for the second time, would beat him twice in a span of 32 seconds at the five-minute mark.

In the second period, the Vees fired 13 shots a Lewchuk, who was able to stop all but one fired by Mitch Newsome, with assists going to Patrick Sexton and Lewis Zerter-Gossage.

In the final frame, Connor Chartier scored the first of his two goals on the night, on the power-play, which went one-for-four for the Vees. The goal, set up by Mike Lee and Fabbro, came at 15:22. Just over three minutes later, Chartier picked up his second goal on a play created by Steen Cooper and Dakota Conroy. Lewchuk finished with 40 saves in a losing effort, while Hunter Miska earned his first shutout of the tournament, picking up 23 saves.

Also picking up points for the Vees were Matthew Serratore, Demico Hannoun and Miles Gendron, all with an assist. Lee finished with two assists.

After two games, Jost leads the WCC in scoring with five goals and six points. Vees defenceman Gabe Bast is second with a goal and five points, while Chartier and Cooper each have four. The Vees are next in action on Tuesday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. PST when they face the Portage Terriers, who are 1-1.