Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that 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 March 31, 2019.
The 2019 NHL Draft prospect appeared in three games during the past week, picking up a pair of wins as the Silvertips claimed a 4-1 series victory over the Tri-City Americans in the first round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs. For the week, Wolf went 2-1 with a 1.34 goals-against-average, stopped 69 of 73 shots for a .945 save percentage, and recorded one shutout.
Wolf’s week began Wednesday with a 28-save performance in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Americans. His effort between the pipes earned him the third-star honours in the game. The following night, Wolf recorded the first shutout of his WHL Playoffs career, stopping all 24 shots in a 3-0 win for Everett. Thursday’s performance earned Wolf first-star honours of the game and for the night in the WHL. Saturday, Wolf stopped 17 of 18 shots as the Silvertips won a 9-1 contest in the series-clinching game against the Americans.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound goaltender from Tustin, Calif. produced a 4-1 record in the five-game series while maintaining a 1.60 GAA, .937 SV%, and recording the one shutout. Among goaltenders in the 2019 WHL Playoffs, Wolf ranks first in GAA, SV%, and is tied for first in victories and shutouts.
Wolf is coming off an impressive second season with the Silvertips where he continued the team’s legacy of strong goaltending. In 61 games, Wolf sported a 41-15-2-2 record, 1.69 GAA, .936 SV%, and seven shutouts. For the regular season portion of his WHL career, Wolf has amassed a 54-21-2-2 record in 81 games, sporting a 1.83 GAA, .934 SV%, and 11 shutouts.
Originally selected in fifth round, 104th overall, by the Silvertips in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Wolf is also rising on charts ahead of the 2019 National Hockey League Draft as well. In January 2019, Wolf was ranked 17th among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting.
In one of two second-round matchups to be confirmed so far, the Silvertips will take on the Spokane Chiefs for a spot in the Western Conference Championship. Game 1 of the series will be held at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. on Saturday, April 6 (7:05 p.m. PT).
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
March 25 – 31: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
March 18 – 24: Carl Tetachuk, Lethbridge Hurricanes
March 11- March 17: Adam Evanoff, Moose Jaw Warriors
March 4 – March 10: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
Feb. 25 – March 3: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Feb. 18 – Feb 24: Dylan Myskiw, Edmonton Oil Kings
Feb. 11 – Feb. 17: Joel Hofer Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 4 – Feb. 10: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Reece Klassen, Spokane Chiefs
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Taylor Gauthier, Prince George Cougars
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 30: Dean McNabb, Regina Pats
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Søgaard, Medicine Hat Tigers
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Jiri Patera, Brandon Wheat Kings
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.