James Jost, Sr.'s career in St. Louis Amateur Hockey began in 1972 by sponsoring the Affton house team. In 1975, he took over the CBC hockey program as president and chief financial benefactor. In 1978, Jim reached out through partnering, to recover a struggling Immerfrost Ice Rink to keep ice available. In 1980, Jim became an ownership partner of the Brentwood Blazers. As this league began to condense, Jim continued his financial support as owner of the Affton Americans in 1984 and ultimately off the St. Junior Blues in 1987. He then became very instrumental in the Junior Blues continuing efforts.
As St. Louis Hockey has grown, Jim has continued to support the various youth programs that compete at national and international levels, such as Team Quebec, Prospects, St. Louis Storm, etc. He does so under the premise that the St. Louis hockey player comes first and should be given a fair shot at moving to the next level.
Through the years, Jim has supported and proudly watched his seven sons and seven grandsons play at the amateur, high school, junior, and college ranks. Jim would be the first to admit that all of this would not be possible without the loving support of his wife Virginia. Ginny has watched so many games at Affton that she still has her own little spot at the top of the bleachers. "On behalf of the entire Jost family, it is truly an honor to have our father and grandfather, James Jost Sr., AFSC, inducted into the St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame's Inaugural class."