Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month for February 2020.
Earning the award for the second time this season, the Calgary Flames prospect posted a 9-1-0-0 record, 1.41 goals-against average, stopped 215 of 229 shots for a 0.939 save percentage, and recorded two shutouts. Thanks in part to Wolf’s strong month, the Silvertips have clawed their way back to the top of the WHL’s U.S. Division and Western Conference with a 44-12-3-1 record through 60 games, good for 92 points.
During the calendar month, Wolf recorded shutouts against the Tri-City Americans and Moose Jaw Warriors. He also claimed a pair of victories against the Portland Winterhawks, the team the Silvertips were pursuing in the standings, allowing just three goals on 68 shots in those two contests. In addition to the pair of shutouts, Wolf allowed just a single goal in five of the 10 games he appeared in.
Wolf earned recognition as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending February 23. He was also named the first star of the game once as well as the second star of the game twice. Wolf was recognized as the WHL’s second star and third star of the night once each.
This season, the 6-foot-0, 165-pound product of Tustin, Calif. has compiled a 33-9-2-0 record, 1.83 GAA, 0.938 SV%, and nine shutouts in 44 games. Wolf currently leads the WHL in all four major statistical goaltending categories. The Flames chose Wolf in the seventh round, 214th overall, at the 2019 NHL Draft.
Originally selected by the Silvertips in the fifth round, 104th overall, of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Wolf has posted an 87-30-4-2 record, 1.83 GAA, 0.935 SV%, and 20 shutouts in 125 games for his WHL career. Wolf is currently tied for fifth all-time in WHL history for career shutouts by a goaltender with Dustin Slade and Justin Pogge. Former teammate Carter Hart shares the WHL’s all-time record with former Vancouver Giants goaltender Tyson Sexsmith at 26. In 11 WHL playoff games, Wolf has posted a 5-4-1-0 record, 1.99 GAA, 0.915 SV%, and one shutout.
At the 2019 WHL Awards, Wolf was named the recipient of the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy as the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year.
Currently riding a 10-game winning streak, the Silvertips will host the Americans at Angel of the Winds Arena of Friday, March 6 (7:35 p.m. PT).
WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month
February: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
January: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
December: Sebastian Cossa, Edmonton Oil Kings
November: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks
September/October: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
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.