Silvertips’ Dustin Wolf named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week
Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending December 9 posting a 3-0-0-0 record including one shutout for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .967.
Wolf turned aside 89 shots last week in a trio of victories for the Silvertips who extended their winning-streak to nine games strengthening their lead atop the WHL’s Western Conference standings. On Wednesday he made 25 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Spokane Chiefs, then stopped a season-high 43 shots on Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds earning third star honours. His week wrapped up Sunday with his third shutout of the season making 21 saves to blank the Chiefs by a 2-0 score while earning first star honours on home ice. The Silvertips have won 10 of their last 11 games and currently hold a 25-7-1-0 record chasing their second straight U.S Division title.
A 17-year-old from Tustin, California, Wolf was chosen by Everett in the fifth round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. He’s currently tied for the league lead in wins with a personal record of 23-7-1-0 while his goals-against-average of 1.84 and save percentage of .928 are both third best in the WHL. Wolf was recently listed as a ‘C’ prospect by NHL Central Scouting among November’s Players to Watch for the 2019 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award was fellow 2019 NHL Draft prospect Colten Ellis of the Rimouski Oceanic who posted a 2-0-0-0 record making 61 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.00 and save percentage of .938. In the OHL, rookie Andrew MacLean of the Owen Sound Attack won his only start of the week with 42 saves to stop the London Knights 15-game win-streak finishing the contest with a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .977.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Dec. 3 – Dec. 9: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Sudbury Wolves)
Nov. 19 – Nov. 25: Kyle Jessiman (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Nov. 12 – Nov. 18: Ian Scott (Prince Albert Raiders)
Nov. 5 – Nov. 11: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Joseph Raaymakers (London Knights)
Oct. 22 – Oct. 28: Stephen Dhillon (Niagara IceDogs)
Oct. 15 – Oct. 21: Émile Samson (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Oct. 8 – Oct. 14: Alexis Gravel (Halifax Mooseheads)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 7: Trent Miner (Vancouver Giants)
Sept. 24 – Sept. 30: Luke Richardson (Kitchener Rangers)
Sept. 19 – Sept. 23: Hunter Jones (Peterborough Petes)