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Flames' Wolf triumphant in first chance to prove hockey world wrong

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11.09.2019

CALGARY — On this night there were no tears of joy and no family members to embrace.

Yet, you best believe the feel-good story of the Calgary Flames‘ 2019 draft was relieved his debut in red and gold ended triumphantly.

Two-and-a-half months after weeping in his mother’s arms after being the fourth-last pick — 214th overall — of the NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, Dustin Wolf played it cool after getting his first chance to start proving the hockey world wrong.

Okay, it was a prospects game. No big deal in the grand scheme of things, but a proud night for a kid who was almost perfect in his debut.

“It’s only a rookie game, but you just want to get the first one under your belt,” said the 18-year-old goaltender following a 2-1 win over the Oilers’ hopefuls at the Saddledome.

“You want a little more shots, but whatever it takes to win is what you are trying to do. For me, it’s just another hockey game. It’s good the way it came out. Unfortunate there was one bad bounce there, but I thought I played pretty well.”

Wolf led the Western Hockey League in his first full year as a starter last season with a sparkling .936 save percentage, not to mention a 1.69 goals-against average and........

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