Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dustin Wolf of the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending January 27 with a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984.
Wolf becomes the league’s first two-time award recipient of the season after turning aside 61 shots last week for the Silvertips, who maintain their first place status in the WHL’s U.S. Division with a 35-12-1-1 record. Wolf recorded his league-leading fifth shutout of the season on Friday with a 36-save performance that earned him first star honours in the 2-0 win over the Tri-City Americans. Saturday, he stopped 25 shots as part of a 9-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
An 18-year-old from Tustin, Calif., Wolf was chosen by the Silvertips in the fifth round, 104th overall, of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. He currently leads the entire CHL with 31 wins, carrying a personal record of 31-11-1-0. His goals-against-average of 1.82 and save percentage of .930 are both among the WHL. Wolf was recently listed 17th among North American goaltenders in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Alexis Shank of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout victory stopping a total of 47 shots for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .979. In the OHL, Cedrick Andree of the Ottawa 67’s also went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory stopping 71 shots in total for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .959.
Wolf and the Silvertips return to action Friday, February 1 (7:35 p.m. PT), beginning a home-and-home series against the Seattle Thunderbirds at the accesso ShoWare Centre.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Kyle Jessiman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Émile Samson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)
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.