Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Shane Farkas of the Victoria Royals has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 27, 2019.
Farkas’ won his lone appearance this past week, stopping 34 of 35 shots for a 1.00 goals-against average and a 0.971 save percentage in a 2-1 win over the division-leading Kamloops Blazers. The win was the 50th of Farkas’ WHL career.
The 6-foot-2, 187-pound product of Penticton, B.C. has a 3-3-1-0 record in seven games this season while maintaining a 3.03 GAA and 0.895 SV%. The 20-year-old has appeared in 91 WHL regular season games with the Portland Winterhawks and Royals, sporting a 50-27-4-4 record, 2.98 GAA, 0.902 SV%, and seven shutouts.
Farkas has also appeared in four playoff games, maintaining a 1.68 GAA and 0.946 SV%.
Up next for the Royals is a mid-week two-game set at home against the Kelowna Rockets. The first of the two games takes place on Tuesday, October 29 (7:05 p.m. PT).
WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
October 21 – October 27: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
October 14 – October 20: Dylan Garand, Kamloops Blazers
October 7 – October 13: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks
September 30 – October 6: Ethan Anders, Red Deer Rebels
September 23 – September 29: Beck Warm, Tri-City Americans
September 20 – September 22: Roddy Ross, Seattle Thunderbirds
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.