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 March 3 with a 2-0-0-0 record, one shutout, a goals-against average of 0.48, and save percentage of .981.
Wolf claims the honour for an impressive third time this season after stopping 53 shots in two games last week to help the Silvertips improve to 44-14-2-2 on the season clinching their third straight U.S Division title in the WHL. Against the Tri-City Americans on Friday, Wolf turned aside 21 shots in an eventual 2-1 victory which set a Silvertips single-season record with his 38th victory. The next night, he came up with a 32-save performance against the Seattle Thunderbirds for a 1-0 win en route to first-star honours as well as his CHL-leading seventh shutout.
The 17-year-old Tustin, Calif. product, who is competing in his second season with the Silvertips, was recently ranked 17th among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting. In 56 games this season, Wolf sports a 39-13-2-1 record alongside a 1.72 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound netminder was originally selected in the fifth round, 104th overall, in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. For his WHL career, Wolf has posted a 52-19-2-1 record, 1.85 GAA, .933 SV% and 11 shutouts.
Also considered for the award this week was Tristan Cote-Cazenave of the Victoriaville Tigres after he posted a 2-0-0-0 record with 57 saves in two road appearances with a goals-against average of 1.46 and save percentage of .950. In the OHL, Arizona Coyotes prospect and Saginaw Spirit netminder Ivan Prosvetov went 2-0-0-0 as he picked up his fourth shutout of the season, while making 47 saves over two games for a goals-against average of 1.50 and save percentage of .940.
Up next, the Silvertips will visit the Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday, March 5 (7:05 p.m. PT) at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Feb. 18 – Feb. 24: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Joel Hofer (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 4 – Feb. 11: Mads Søgaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
Jan. 28 – Feb. 3: Jet Greaves (Barrie Colts)
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 Søgaard (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.