Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month for December 2018.
Wolf posted a 6-0-0-1 record, 1.27 goals-against-average, stopped 193 of 202 shots for a 0.955 save percentage, and recorded one shutout as the Silvertips went 8-0-1-0 in the month of December, keeping the Silvertips at the top of the U.S. Division and the WHL’s Western Conference.
The Tustin, Calif. product was dominant throughout the month as the Silvertips extended their undefeated in regulation streak to 16 games with a 14-0-1-1 record. Wolf himself hasn’t lost in regulation to a divisional opponent since Friday, November 16, 2018 against the Portland Winterhawks.
Originally selected in the fifth round, 104th overall, of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Wolf was named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week and Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending Sunday, December 9. Wolf closed out that week with a 21-save shutout against the Spokane Chiefs, his third of the season and the seventh of his WHL career.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound goaltender was earned first, second, and third star honours of a game once each throughout the month, also earning third star of the night honours once for the entire league.
Through 35 games this season, Wolf has compiled a 26-7-1-0 record, 1.79 goals-against-average, 0.930 save percentage, and three shutouts. Those figures have Wolf leading the league in wins, second in shutouts, second in GAA, and third in SV%.
Wolf has appeared in 55 WHL regular season games, posting a 39-13-1-0 record, 1.95 GAA, 0.929 SV%, and seven shutouts. NHL Central Scouting has identified Wolf as a prospect eligible for selection at the 2019 NHL Draft, giving the goaltender a ‘C’ rating on their most recent ‘Players to Watch’ List, released in November 2018.
The Silvertips return to action Friday, January 4 (7:05 p.m. PT) as they head onto the road to take on the Tri-City Americans.
WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month
December: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
November: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
September/October: Ian Scott, Prince Albert Raiders
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.