Victoria Royals goaltender Shane Farkas

The Western Hockey League announced today that Victoria Royals goaltender Shane Farkas has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 8, 2019.

Farkas played 152 minutes of action for the Royals over the previous week, sporting a 2-0-0-0 record, 1.19 goals-against average, and stopped 77 of 80 shots for a 0.963 save percentage. Farkas’ performance kept the Royals among the top three teams in the B.C. Division nearing the holiday break with a 15-9-2-0 record through 26 games.

The 20-year-old from Penticton, B.C. began his week with a 33-save performance in a 3-1 win against the Vancouver Giants. Farkas stopped all 22 shots through 40 minutes before allowing a single goal on 12 shots in the third period. He was named the first star of the game and the WHL’s second star of the night for his performance.

In Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds, Farkas appeared in relief for the Royals, stopping 13 of 14 shots in 31:42 of action.

Taking over the net for Saturday’s contest, Farkas delivered another strong performance with a 31-save performance in a 3-1 win against Seattle. Farkas allowed one goal on 11 shots in the opening period, then stopped all 21 shots through the final 40 minutes for the Royals. He was named the first star of the game for his performance.

In the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season, Farkas has compiled an 11-4-1-0 record, 2.54 GAA, and 0.918 SV% in 17 games. The 6-foot-2, 187-pound Farkas was chosen by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the fourth round, 67th overall, of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

For his WHL career, Farkas has appeared in 101 WHL regular season games, posting a 58-28-4-4 record, 2.89 GAA, 0.905 SV%, and seven shutouts with the Portland Winterhawks and Royals.

Up next for Farkas and the Royals is a trip to northern British Columbia to take on the Prince George Cougars with the first of two games starting on Friday, December 13 (7:00 p.m. PT) at the CN Centre.

WHL On the Run Player of the Week
December 2 – December 8: Jake Christiansen, Everett Silvertips
November 25 – December 1: Cole Reinhardt, Brandon Wheat Kings
November 18 – November 24: Logan Barlage, Lethbridge Hurricanes
November 11 – November 17: Cole Reinhardt, Brandon Wheat Kings
November 4 – November 10: James Hamblin, Medicine Hat Tigers
October 28 – November 3: Oliver Okuliar, Lethbridge Hurricanes
October 21 – October 27: Jake Gricius, Portland Winterhawks
October 14 – October 20: Orca Wiesblatt, Calgary Hitmen
October 7 – October 13: James Hamblin, Medicine Hat Tigers
September 30 – October 6: Ty Smith, Spokane Chiefs
September 23 – September 29: Dylan Cozens, Lethbridge Hurricanes
September 20 – September 22: Bryce Kindopp, Everett Silvertips

WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week
December 2 – December 8: Shane Farkas, Victoria Royals
November 25 – December 1: Roman Basran, Kelowna Rockets
November 18 – November 24: Roman Basran, Kelowna Rockets
November 11 – November 17: David Tendeck, Vancouver Giants
November 4 – November 10: Trent Miner, Vancouver Giants
October 28 – November 3: Joel Hofer, Portland Winterhawks
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