Man the net for a full-season. Get recognized at the end of the year as your league’s top goaltender.
It happened again on Thursday.
After being named the top goaltender in the WHL in both 2019-’20 and again last year, Wolf was selected as the 2021-’22 recipient of the American Hockey League’s Aldege ‘Baz’ Bastien Memorial Award as the league’s most outstanding goalie for his work between the pipes with the Stockton Heat.
It’s an honour the Calgary Flames prospect certainly doesn’t take for granted, although he’s got bigger goals on his mind right now.
“I’m very grateful for the season I had, but that’s not the goal,” Wolf said on Thursday afternoon. “It’s definitely pretty special, but the goal’s to win a championship and we’re just getting started on that front.”
Like their NHL parent-club, the Heat are hoping for a long playoff run this spring. They’re currently waiting to find out who their first-round opponent will be, but they clinched the Pacific Division title a couple weeks ago and could do real damage in their quest for the Calder Cup.