‘The Save’: Wolf stops 42 shots, Silvertips defeat Kamloops

Gage Goncalves, Bryce Kindopp and Justin Gurney score in Everett’s 3-2 win.

EVERETT —Dustin Wolf made 42 saves for the Silvertips (10-4-0-0) in their 3-2 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday, but one will be a mainstay on his career highlight reel.

The first one was good enough, as the Silvertips 18-year-old goalie spurned a shot from Martin Lang on an odd-man rush from Kamloops in the first period.

As chaos ensued and Franklin fed the puck to Ryan Hughes from behind the goal-line, Wolf scrambled back to his right and sprawled out to make an incredible glove save to rob him of a wide-open net.

“I thought I was done when I saw Franklin behind the net,” Wolf said. “I scrambled back and it found my glove, so that was good.”

“(Assistant coach) Louis Mass and I were just talking about that, and he does that in practice if you watch him,” Silvertips head coach Dennis Williams added. “He’s just so athletic and he’s not a quitter. He fights for every puck and it’s not over until the red light goes on. I don’t even know how he caught it. I watched it when they replayed it up top and somehow it’s in his glove.”

Where does that one rank for Wolf in his still burgeoning goaltending career? It’s definitely up there, he says.

“It was definitely one I’ll remember forever,” Wolf said. “I don’t think I’ve made anything quite like that.”

The Silvertips to right the ship after a difficult 4-1 loss to Portland at home on Friday night.

“I always tell tell our guys that when you play, you’re not going to win every game, but if you’re going to a lose a game, let’s play the way we want to play,” Williams said. “I thought we played a little bit more on our toes tonight and we were running on fumes at the end.”

Bryce Kindopp buried a rebound goal after Martin Fasko-Rudas’ shot, putting the Silvertips up 1-0 at the 13:10 mark in the first period.

But Kamloops knotted it up quickly in the second, as Connor Zary snapped a shot past Dustin Wolf’s blocker-side on the rush at the 0:54 mark in the middle stanza.

Goncalves scored on the power play to hand Everett the lead and then assisted on Justyn Gurney’s goal at 5:46 in the third on what proved to be the game-winner.

Zane Franklin scored with the extra skater at 18:10 in the third to cut it to one, but the Blazers couldn’t find the equalizer.

HUNDRED CLUB

With Saturday’s win, Everett head coach Dennis Williams won his 100th career game as the Silvertips head coach.

SNAP SHOTS

— Olen Zellweger and Team Canada Red won their first game of pool play, 4-3, over Russia. The Silvertips rookie defenseman recorded two penalty minutes in the win.

— Kindopp is tied for third with Lethbridge’s Dylan Cozen after scoring tonight with 11 goals.

— Wylie added to his team lead for power play assists with his sixth of the season on Saturday.

INJURY REPORT

Tyson Phare left in the first period after taking a puck to the face in the first period. Williams didn’t have any immediate update, but confirmed he’d be out of the lineup tomorrow.

NEXT UP

Everett travels to Spokane to take on the Chiefs to finish off a three-games-in-three-days stretch.

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

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