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 3, 2019.
In two appearances this week, Wolf, a prospect for the 2019 NHL Draft, sported a 2-0-0-0 record, 0.48 goals-against average and stopped 53 of 54 shots for a .981 save percentage as the Silvertips have clinched both a 2019 WHL Playoff position and the U.S. Division title with 92 points. This week, Wolf also became the first goaltender in Everett Silvertips’ franchise history to win 38 games in a season.
On Friday, Wolf stopped 21 of 22 shots for a 2-1 home win against the Tri-City Americans. The following night hosting the Seattle Thunderbirds, Wolf stopped all 32 shots directed his way in a 1-0 overtime win. Achieving his seventh shutout this season, Wolf stopped 10 shots in the first period, 12 in the second, seven in the third and three in overtime to earn the first star of the game and first star of the night in the WHL.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound netminder was originally selected in the fifth round, 104th overall, in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. In his second season, the Tustin, Calif. native has posted a 52-19-2-1 record, 1.85 GAA, .933 SV% and 11 shutouts. This week marks the fifth time this season Wolf has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week.
The 17-year-old has also been identified by NHL Central Scouting for selection at the 2019 NHL Draft with a 17th-place ranking among North American goaltenders.
Up next, the Silvertips will visit the Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday, March 5 (7:05 p.m. PT) at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
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.