Silvertips’ Wolf named WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 25, 2018.
Wolf lead the Silvertips to three victories this past week, sporting a 1.33 goals-against-average, while stopping 73 of 77 shots for a 0.948 save percentage and one shutout as the Silvertips strengthen their lead atop the U.S. Division and WHL’s Western Conference.
His week began Tuesday with a 26-save shutout against the visiting Calgary Hitmen in a 4-0 final. Wolf stopped 10 shots in the first, 11 in the second, and five more in the third to earn the sixth shutout of his WHL career. For his efforts, Wolf was rewarded with first star of the game honours and second star honours of the night in the WHL.
In his second game of the week Saturday, Wolf stopped 17 of 18 shots to beat the Kelowna Rockets by a 2-1 score, earning him third star honours for the game. Sunday, Wolf wrapped up his week with a 30-save performance in a 5-3 win against the Portland Winterhawks. Wolf stopped 12 shots in the first, 10 in the second, and eight more in the third while allowing a single goal each period. Overall, opponents went a combined two-for-11 on the power play against Wolf and the Silvertips this week.
Wolf has played a strong role in the Silvertips remaining at the top of the conference after last year’s trip to the Rogers 2018 WHL Championship Series. In 26 games this season, Wolf is sporting a 18-7-1-0 record, 1.88 GAA, 0.924 SV% and two shutouts. He ranks second in victories, is tied for second in shutouts, while also ranking third in GAA, and fourth in SV%.
Overall, the 5-foot-11, 160-pound product of Tustin, Calif. is 31-13-1-0 in his WHL career, maintaining a 2.04 GAA, 0.926 SV% and six shutouts. NHL Central Scouting gave Wolf a ‘C’ rating on their updated ‘Players to Watch’ Rankings earlier this month.
The Silvertips are back on the ice Wednesday, November 28 (7:05 p.m. PT), closing out a home-and-home series against the Portland Winterhawks at Angel of the Winds Arena.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Max Paddock, Regina Pats
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Sept. 21 – Sept. 23: Dylan Ferguson, Kamloops Blazers
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.