Silvertips’ Dustin Wolf named WHL goalie of the month

The Everett Silvertips’ best is playing his best hockey at the most important time of the regular season.

And Dustin Wolf was recognized for those efforts on Monday, as he was named the Western Hockey League’s goaltender of the month for February.

The Calgary Flames prospect was 9-1-0 and posted a 1.83 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage in February and has been integral in the Silvertips’ active 10-game win streak, which allowed Everett to close the Portland Winterhawks’ double-digit lead in the U.S. Division standings.

Wolf leads the CHL with a 1.83 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage this season and boasts as many shutouts (nine) as losses.

Injury report

• Silvertips defenseman Gianni Fairbrother remains week-to-week with an upper-body injury that required potentially season-ending surgery, but the Montreal Canadiens prospect has returned to Everett for rehabilitation after spending some time at home in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Fairbrother skated with the team for the first time on Saturday, according to Silvertips general manager Garry Davidson.

• Hunter Campbell is unlikely to play over the upcoming weekend but is nearing the end of his injury stint after a fight with Seattle’s Cade McNelly put him on the injury report with an upper-body injury, according to Davidson. Campbell, an Everett native, has an assist in 11 games with the Silvertips since being acquired in a trade with Calgary at the trade deadline.

Alumni report

Kohl Bauml (2011-2015) and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies are moving on to the University Cup, Canada’s collegiate hockey national championships, after sweeping the University of British Columbia in two games in a three-game series over the weekend. It’s the second Canada West Championship in Bauml’s fifth season, the first coming in his freshman season in 2016.

Prospect update

Dexter Whittle, a Virden, Manitoba native and a seventh-round pick by Everett in the 2019 bantam draft, posted five goals and five assists in 43 games for the Southwest Cougars AAA team this season. The Cougars are the No. 4 seed in the Manitoba Major Midget League and are tied 1-1 in a best-of-five series with the Yellowhead Chiefs.

Josh Horton covers the Silvertips for the Herald. Follow him on Twitter, @JoshHortonEDH

Talk to us

More in Sports

Silvertips’ season delayed further due to pandemic

The WHL announced Thursday that the target start date for the 2020-21 season is now. Dec. 4.

Mariners held to one hit in loss to Rockies

The offense and bullpen continue to struggle as Seattle falls 5-0 for its third straight defeat.

No charges for Seahawks’ Dunbar in armed robbery case

The Broward State Attorney’s office cites ‘insufficient evidence’ as the reason for not pursuing the case.

Loyd rises to occasion in Storm’s win over Mercury

The two-time WNBA All-Star hits five 3-pointers and finishes with 20 points as Seattle wins 74-68.

Dustin Johnson emerges from a pack to lead PGA Championship

He fires a 5-under 65 to take a one-shot lead into the final round at Harding Park.

Lakewood soccer player Juan Corrales

The recent grad helped turn the boys soccer program around while also developing a love for music.

Wesco schools opt to delay start of prep sports until Season 2

The 21 schools in conference won’t participate in any of the WIAA’s alternative seasons in the fall.

Glacier Lanes won’t be spared: Owners decide to close forever

Bowlers statewide are rallying to open venues shut by COVID rules, but this Everett business isn’t waiting.

Red-hot Rockies defeat Mariners

Seattle falls to 5-10 on the season with an 8-4 loss to Colorado

Day, Todd share 1st-round lead at PGA Championship

The event is the first golf major since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Li at his best and builds lead at PGA Championship

He’s the first Chinese player to lead after any round of a major in PGA Tour history.

Walker’s start unravels in Mariners’ loss to Angels

After three strong innings, the pitcher can’t escape a jam in the fourth and Seattle falls 6-1.