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WOLF NAMED WHL GOALIE OF THE MONTH

The netminder is off to a terrific start with the Silvertips

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Flames prospect Dustin Wolf is off to a hot start with the Everett Silvertips.

The 2019 seventh-round pick has been named the WHL's Vaughn Goaltender of the Month for September and October after compiling a 7-3-0 record with a 1.75 GAA and a .945 save percentage through his opening 10 games of the season. He also picked up two shutouts during that run.

Thanks in part to his efforts, the Silvertips sit in first in the U.S. Division and Western Conference with a 9-3-0 record.

Wolf, who was selected by Everett in the fifth round of the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft, sits fourth in the league in wins and is tied for first in shutouts.

The California product has played 91 regular-season games with the Silvertips, posting a 61-24-4 record, a 1.82 GAA, and a .935 save percentage. His 13 career shutouts rank third in Everett's history, trailing Carter Hart (26) and Leland Irving (21). In 11 post-season appearances, he has a 5-4-1 record with a 1.99 GAA and a .915 save percentage.

"He's really smart," Flames head amateur scout Tod Button said at the draft. "He reads the play well; he gets into position early and he's got really sound fundamentals. ... Our Western guys love him."

"If he's this much taller, he's going a lot earlier than what we had him," Calgary general manager Brad Treliving added after Wolf was selected 214th overall this past summer. "He's not, let's call it, the 'modern' goalie of today's game, 6-4, 6-5, but he's very athletic and the results speak for themselves. In that spot, for sure, we feel that we got a really solid player and a really good kid."

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