Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Everett Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf has been named the Eli Wilson Goaltending WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 28, 2018.
The 2019 NHL Draft prospect Wolf led the Silvertips to success on their road trip through the East Division this past week, posting a 3-1-0-0 record in four games, a 1.01 goals-against-average, stopped 93 of 97 shots for a 0.959 save percentage, and recorded his first shutout of the season. Wolf’s play allowed the Silvertips to reclaim the top spot in the U.S. Division while placing them second in the Western Conference.
Wolf’s week in net started with a narrow 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Prince Albert Raiders, where he stopped 27 of 29 shots. Just the fourth time this season the top team in the CHL had been held to three goals or fewer, Wolf earned second star of the game honours for his performance.
The following night against the Saskatoon Blades, Wolf collected his first shutout of the season, stopping all 23 shots in a 3-0 win for the Silvertips. Wolf stopped eight shots in the first, 11 in the second, and four in the third. His efforts earned him first star of the game honours and third star of the night honours in the WHL.
Wolf then led the Silvertips to a 2-1 overtime victory against the Moose Jaw Warriors Friday, stopping 21 of 22 shots as the Silvertips battled back to earn the two points. A night later in Swift Current, the Silvertips won the rematch of the 2018 Rogers WHL Championship Series against the Broncos, stopping 22 shots in a 4-1 win.
Even with the power play, opponents were almost helpless against Wolf and the Silvertips this weekend, converting on just one of 17 power play opportunities during the course of the four games.
The strong week pushed Wolf’s stats in the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season to 10-5-0-0 with a 1.74 GAA, 0.929 SV%, and one shutout. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound product of Tustin, Calif. was originally selected by the Silvertips in the fifth round, 104th overall, at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. Since then, he’s appeared in 35 WHL regular season games, posting a 23-11-0-0 record, 2.03 GAA, 0.928 SV%, and five shutouts.
Wolf is the first U.S. Division goaltender to earn WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week Honours since Carter Hart did so for the week ending April 15, 2018.
The Silvertips are back in action Friday, November 2 (7:35 p.m. PT), playing host to the Tri-City Americans.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
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.