Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf stops a shot during a game against the Thunderbirds on March 8 at ShoWare Center in Kent. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf stops a shot during a game against the Thunderbirds on March 8 at ShoWare Center in Kent. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Community sports roundup: Wolf again on U.S. hockey radar

Plus the WIAA is offering free mental training and a local park will host women’s football tryouts.

Everett Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf has been summoned once again by USA Hockey.

Everett’s star netminder was one of 39 players invited by USA Hockey to its 2021 U.S. National Junior Team Evaluation Camp, which takes place Oct. 8-13 in Plymouth, Michigan. He is one of four goaltenders who will take part in the camp, which will help determine the team the U.S. takes to the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships, scheduled for Dec. 25-Jan. 5 in Edmonton, Alberta.

The 19-year-old Wolf, a California native who now resides in Lake Stevens, is coming off a season in which he led the WHL in goals-against average (1.88), save percentage (.935) and shutouts (nine), while tying for the league lead in wins (34). He was awarded the Del Wilson Trophy as the WHL’s top goaltender, and he was also honored as the Canadian Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Year.

Wolf is looking to reclaim his spot on the team as he was one of three goaltenders on the U.S. entry to the 2020 World Juniors tournament. Wolf served primarily as Spencer Knight’s backup, earning the win in his lone start. Knight is also among the players invited to the upcoming evaluation camp.

WIAA offering mental training to athletes, coaches

The WIAA is offering free mental training to high school coaches and athletes through its Mind Gym Wednesdays program.

With high school sports on hold, the WIAA is doing its part to make mental conditioning a priority. The organization is partnering with Master Your Mindset founder Collin Henderson and Aesthetics and Athletics founder Ngozi Musa to offer a six-week series of seminars to help student-athletes and coaches “cultivate motivation and master habits of excellence.” The series begins next Wednesday and continues through Nov. 11, with topics including resilience training, race and equity in sports, and motivated mindset.

The program is free for WIAA student-athletes and coaches. To register, visit the WIAA website.

Seattle Spartans holding tryouts for women’s football

The Seattle Spartans women’s tackle football team, which is based out of Everett’s Goddard Stadium, is holding open tryouts for its 2021 season from 9-11 a.m. on Nov. 7 at Everett’s Kasch Park. The Spartans play in Division 2 of the Women’s Football Alliance, which features teams across the country. Seattle was 2-6 in 2019, while the 2020 season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information, visit the Spartans’ website.

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