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Dustin Wolf Named WHL Goaltender of the Week

Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the fifth time this season. He will also be the league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 3, 2019.

Wolf, a prospect for the 2019 NHL Draft, made two appearances this week finishing with a 2-0-0 record, an impressive 0.48 goals-against average, and stopping 53 of 54 shots. His .981 save percentage helped the Silvertips clinch both a 2019 WHL Playoff position and the U.S. Division title with 92 points.

The 17-year-old from Tustin, CA, also became the first goaltender in Everett Silvertips’ franchise history to win 38 games in a season.

Official Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2019

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.

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