This year, Everett Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf excelled both on the ice and in the classroom, where he maintained a 100% average across a Grade 12 workload covering four courses including English, Statistics, Economics, and American Government. Overall, Wolf posted a 98.8% average over his high school years.
Between the pipes, Wolf notched a 41-15-2-2 record to lead the WHL in victories while also tying the franchise single-season win record. Wolf also sat atop the WHL in goals-against average (1.69) and save percentage (.936). In December, Wolf was named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month, while this season he was also a six-time recipient of WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week honours and on three occasions was named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week.
Originally selected in the fifth round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, Wolf has come away with 54 wins in 81 career appearances across two seasons with the Silvertips. The 18-year-old Californian is eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft and ranks 12th among North American goaltenders per Central Scouting.
Wolf is the first WHL player to claim the CIBC Scholastic Player of the Year Award since Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert Raiders) in 2013. Finalists this year included Thomas Harley of the Mississauga Steelheads as well as Matthew Welsh of the Charlottetown Islanders.