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 January 27, 2019.
In two appearances this week, Wolf sported a 2-0-0-0 record, 0.50 goals-against-average, stopped 61 of 62 shots for a 0.984 save percentage, and recorded a shutout as the Silvertips earned back-to-back victories, outscoring their opponent 11-1. The wins helped maintain Everett’s seven-point lead for first place in the U.S. Division and Western Conference standings.
Friday, Wolf stopped all 36 shots directed his way in a 2-0 win against the Tri-City Americans. Wolf stopped 11 shots in the first, 12 in the second, and 13 in the third for his league-leading fifth shutout of the season. With Wolf in net, the Americans also went 0-for-3 on the power play. The performance earned the goaltender first-star honours for the game the third star of the night in the WHL. Friday’s victory also made Wolf the first goaltender in the WHL and CHL to reach the 30-win plateau this season.
The following night, Wolf was again solid in the crease, stopping 25 of 26 shots in a 9-1 win against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Wolf stopped six shots in the first, nine in the second, and 10 more in the third for the victory, silencing the Hurricanes on three power-play opportunities as well.
Wolf has shared in the Silvertips’ success this season, posting a 31-11-1-0 record, 1.82 GAA, 0.930 SV%, and five shutouts. Wolf ranks first in wins and shutouts, is tied for second in GAA, and third in SV% among WHL goaltenders. This week marks the fourth time this season Wolf has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week.
In the Midterm Rankings from National Hockey League’s Central Scouting service, Wolf is ranked 17th among North American goaltenders.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound product of Tustin, Calif. was originally selected by the Silvertips in the fifth round, 104th overall, of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. In 64 career WHL regular season games, Wolf has posted a 44-17-1-0 record, 1.95 GAA, 0.930 SV%, and nine shutouts.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
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 Sogaard, 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.