Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks goaltender Shane Farkas has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and league nominee for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 4, 2018.
Farkas posted three wins, a 1.33 goals-against-average, .961 save percentage and two shutouts this week to help the Winterhawks remain near the top of the U.S. Division and Western Conference standings.
Tuesday against the Tri-City Americans, Farkas stopped all 37 shots in a 9-0 win, earning second star of the game honours. Saturday, he once again silenced the Americans, stopping 30 shots in a 5-0 win, earning second star honours of the night across the WHL. Farkas closed out his impressive week with a 32-save performance in a 7-4 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds Sunday.
The win improved Farkas’ winning streak to eight games, having not taken a loss since January 27 against the Kamloops Blazers. In those eight games, Farkas has compiled a 1.57 GAA and .947 SV% as well as the two aforementioned shutouts and perfect 8-0-0-0 record.
Originally selected by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the fourth round, 67th overall, of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, Farkas is in his second season with the Winterhawks. The 6-foot-2, 177-pound product of Penticton, B.C. has appeared in 32 career WHL regular season games, compiling a 17-11-0-0 record, 3.25 GAA, .901 SV% and three shutouts.
The Winterhawks will open a two-game set on the road against the Prince George Cougars on Tuesday, March 6 (7:00 p.m. PST).
WHL Goaltender of the Week/Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week nominee
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Shane Farkas, Portland Winterhawks
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Riley Lamb, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner, Swift Current Broncos
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Nolan Maier, Saskatoon Blades
Dec. 27 – Dec. 31: James Porter, Kelowna Rockets
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
Dec. 4 – Dec. 10: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 27 – Dec. 3: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 20 – Nov. 26: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 13 – Nov. 19: Carter Hart, Everett Silvertips
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Brody Willms, Moose Jaw Warriors
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Oct. 23 — Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf, Everett Silvertips
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Dawson Weatherill, Spokane Chiefs
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell, Swift Current Broncos
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler, Portland Winterhawks
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Tavin Grant, Prince George Cougars
Sept. 22 – Sept. 24: Griffen Outhouse, Victoria Royals
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.