Dustin Wolf became the sixth goaltender to play for the Everett Silvertips this season. All the rookie did was turn in perhaps the most-impressive performance of the season with 38 saves in a 3-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers Friday night.
He also had an assist and got a pair of mementos after the game:
— james stucky (@jamesstucky) October 28, 2017
Kamloops is off to a miserable start this season and not the most prolific team Wolf could have faced, but it was a stellar debut nonetheless. Carter Hart was evidently not quite ready, so it will be interesting to see who plays at Portland on Sunday. Hart, Wolf and Dorrin Luding are all on the road trip.
The Tips finished 2-for-5 on the power play and are now 5-for-11 in the past two games. Everett killed off all three Blazers man advantages. However, Everett scored just once at even strength so I’m sure that will continue to be a point of emphasis.
Connor Dewar remains productive as he tallied a three-point night and had his second consecutive two-goal game. All four goals have come via power play.
The Turning Point
Brandson Hein took a four-minute double minor penalty at 2:45 in the third, but the Tips killed it off to preserve the 3-1 lead.
1. Everett F Connor Dewar: ‘The Pitbull’ had two goals and three points
2. Kamloops D Ondrej Vala: Scored the lone goal for the Blazers.
3. Everett F Riley Sutter: Sutter had two assists.
Not sure how Wolf wasn’t named one of the stars, but here are his stats: 38 saves on 39 chances, one assist.
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