EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), seven-time U.S. Division champion of the Western Hockey League, announced today in conjunction with the WHL that goaltender Dustin Wolf and forward Connor Dewar have been named to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team.
Wolf, 17, is eligible for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and recently completed his regular season as the WHL leader in wins (41), save percentage (.936), goals-against-average (1.69), minutes (3,615), was second in shutouts (7), and fourth in saves (1,493), while setting a new Silvertips single season record in wins, posting the second highest save percentage in the franchise’s single season history, the second lowest goals-against-average in franchise history – and fourth lowest in WHL history.
The Tustin, Calif. native has been named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week three times and Eli Wilson Goaltending WHL Goaltender of the Week five times this season. He recorded 30 saves or more in a game, 12 times in the regular season and earned a season high 43 saves on Dec. 8 in a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds in Kent, Wash.
Wolf is 54-21-2-2 over 81 regular season games in his WHL career with the Silvertips, along with a .934 save percentage, 1.83 goals-against-average, and 11 shutouts. In Silvertips all-time history, Wolf is fifth in wins, fourth in shutouts, and the current all-time leader in save percentage and goals-against-average (minimum 20 games).
His 1.83 career goals-against-average currently ranks second lowest in league history (minimum of 60 games played) and last Saturday was named recipient of the Silvertips Most Dedicated Player, Community Relations, Scholastic Player of the Year, and F.I.E.R.C.E. Predator awards.
Dewar, 19, has earned the first WHL Western Conference All-Star honor of his career, leading the Silvertips with 81 points (seventh in Silvertips single season history), 29 power play points, ten first goals, 309 shots, tied for the lead with 12 power play goals, ranking second with eight game winning goals, and ranking third with 36 goals.
He was named Silvertips Most Valuable Player this season and his six point game on Feb. 2 against Seattle was tied for the league high this season with Luka Burzan (Brandon), Dylan Cozens (Lethbridge), and Justin Almeida (Moose Jaw) which was one goal or assist shy of tying the Silvertips single game record. Dewar had seven multi goal games and the second hat trick of his career this season, Feb. 2.
The native of The Pas, Manitoba was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft and was signed to a three-year, entry level contract by Minnesota on Mar. 5. For his WHL career, all in a Silvertips jersey, Dewar is fifth in Silvertips history with 99 goals and has 197 points and a +46 rating in 270 games.
The Silvertips open the 2019 WHL Playoffs, presented by Mountain Pacific Bank, with Game 1 of the first round on Friday, Mar. 22 against the Tri-City Americans, 7:35 p.m. at A.O.T.W. Arena in downtown Everett. Silvertips “Game A + B” playoff packs are on sale now at www.everettsilvertips.com/tickets, with the first round scheduled to play in downtown Everett starting on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 22-23.
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