Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that NHL Draft prospect Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending January 27 with a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .984.
Wolf becomes the league’s first two-time award recipient of the season after turning aside 61 shots last week for the Silvertips who maintain their first place status in the WHL’s U.S. Division with a 35-12-1-1 record. Wolf recorded his league-leading fifth shutout of the season on Friday night with a 36-save performance that earned him first star honours in the 2-0 win over the Tri-City Americans. On Saturday night he stopped 25 shots as part of a 9-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
An 18-year-old from Tustin, California, Wolf was chosen by the Silvertips in the fifth round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. He currently leads the entire CHL with 31 wins carrying a personal record of 31-11-1-0. His goals-against-average of 1.82 and save percentage of .930 are both among the WHL leaders. Wolf was recently listed 17th among North American goaltenders in NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award this week was Alexis Shank of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including one shutout victory stopping a total of 47 shots for a goals-against-average of 0.50 and save percentage of .979. In the OHL, Cedrick Andree of the Ottawa 67’s also went 2-0-0-0 with a shutout victory stopping 71 shots in total for a goals-against-average of 1.50 and save percentage of .959.
2018-19 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week – Regular Season:
Jan. 21 – Jan. 27: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Jan. 14 – Jan. 20: Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs)
Jan. 7 – Jan. 13: Kevin Mandolese (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6: Ivan Prosvetov (Saginaw Spirit)
Dec. 24 – Dec. 30: Cedrick Andree (Ottawa 67’s)
Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Mads Sogaard (Medicine Hat Tigers)
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)