Dustin Wolf Named to USA Hockey Roster for 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase
EVERETT, Wash. - The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), seven-time U.S. Division champions of the Western Hockey League, announced in conjunction with USA Hockey that Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf has been named to Team USA's camp roster (Team White) for the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase, Jul. 26-Aug. 3 in Plymouth, Mich. at USA Hockey Arena.
Operating as the first phase in the selection process for Team USA's roster at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championships (Czech Republic), the event will include 11 international competitions between Canada, Finland, Sweden, and the United States and features the top under-20 players from each nation. Wolf is among half of the camp roster with major Team USA international experience across six events, after Wolf suited up for the United States last summer at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Team White will be coached by Steve Miller (Ohio State) and Ben Simon (Grand Rapids Griffins).
Wolf, 18, was selected by the Calgary Flames in the seventh round (214th overall) of the 2019 National Hockey League Entry Draft after earning WHL Western Conference Goaltender of the Year, CHL Scholastic Player of the Year, Silvertips Most Dedicated Player, Community Relations, and Scholastic Player of the Year awards this past season. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound goaltender in 2018-19 broke the Silvertips record and led the WHL in wins (41), also leading the league in save percentage (.936), goals-against-average (1.69), and minutes (3,615).
The Tustin, Calif. native was also second in shutouts (7), and fourth in saves (1,493), 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.
Wolf, named WHL Western Conference first team All-Star this season, 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 December, Wolf was named the WHL Vaughn Goaltender of the Month, while this season he was also a six-time recipient of WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week honors and on three occasions was named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week. In Silvertips all-time history, Wolf is already 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).
Wolf is looking to join Silvertips representation at the World Juniors, with players representing in the event for three of the last four seasons. In 2017-18, goaltender Carter Hart (Silvertips, 2014-18) helped guide Team Canada to a gold medal at the World Juniors in Buffalo.
2019-20 SCHEDULE, TICKET INFORMATION
The Tips full regular season schedule offers full 34-game season tickets, 22-game, and 14-game plans for as little as $215 total per seat. Deposits for $50 will secure a seat for the 2019-20 season, available at www.everettsilvertips.com/season or by calling (425) 252-5100 during normal business hours (Monday through Thursday during the offseason, 9am to 4pm). Seven game packs are now on sale.
The Silvertips will launch the 2019-20 season and raise their seventh U.S. Division banner to the rafters on Opening Night, Sept. 20 at Angel of the Winds Arena against the Tri-City Americans at 7:35 p.m.
The Silvertips open the pre-season on Friday, Aug. 30 during the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic in downtown Everett, at 7:00 p.m. against the Tri-City Americans. Preseason Packs, offering all nine games of the tournament, are on sale for $75. "Everett Only" packs (offering all three Silvertips pre-season games in the tournament) are available for only $35 per seat. Tips pre-season single game home tickets are expected to go on sale beginning Aug. 1.
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