Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Shane Farkas of the Portland Winterhawks is the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending March 4 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record including two shutout victories with a goals-against-average of 1.33 and save percentage of .961.
Farkas turned aside 99 shots last week helping the Winterhawks keep pace in the WHL’s competitive U.S. Division standings where they hold a second place record of 40-20-1-4 heading into the season’s final two weeks. Farkas put together back-to-back shutouts against the Tri-City Americans including Tuesday with 37 saves in a 9-0 win where he earned second star honours, and Saturday with 30 saves in the 5-0 victory. His week wrapped up Sunday with a 32-save performance in a 7-4 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. This marks the third week a Winterhawks goaltender has been recognized following two early season honors by Cole Kehler.
A 19-year-old from Penticton, B.C., Farkas is playing in his second WHL season with the Winterhawks after originally being a fourth round selection of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the 2014 Bantam Draft. This season he’s posted a 14-5-0-0 record including eight straight wins since January 27 with an overall goals-against-average of 2.58 and save percentage of .921.
Also considered for the award for the second straight week was Etienne Montpetit of the Victoriaville Tigres who posted a 2-0-0-0 record including a shutout victory making a total of 65 saves for a goals-against-average of 1.00 and save percentage of .970. In the OHL, Leo Lazarev of the Barrie Colts posted a 2-0-0-0 record making 66 saves for a goals-against-average of 2.50 and save percentage of .930.
2017-18 Vaughn CHL Goaltenders of the Week:
Feb. 26 – Mar. 4: Shane Farkas (Portland Winterhawks)
Feb. 19 – Feb. 25: Emanuel Vella (Mississauga Steelheads)
Feb. 12 – Feb. 18: Riley Lamb (Red Deer Rebels)
Feb. 5 – Feb. 11: Brody Willms (Moose Jaw Warriors)
Jan. 29 – Feb. 4: Zachary Bouthillier (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Jan. 22 – Jan. 28: Jeremy Helvig (Kingston Frontenacs)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 21: Mario Culina (Kitchener Rangers)
Jan. 8 – Jan. 14: Stuart Skinner (Swift Current Broncos)
Jan. 1 – Jan. 7: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranda Huskies)
Dec. 25 – Dec. 31: James Porter (Kelowna Rockets)
Dec. 11 – Dec. 17: Tristan Bérubé (Gatineau Olympiques)
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: Anthony Morrone (Victoriaville Tigres)
Nov. 6 – Nov. 12: Justin Fazio (Sarnia Sting)
Oct. 30 – Nov. 5: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Oct. 23 – Oct. 29: Dustin Wolf (Everett Silvertips)
Oct. 16 – Oct. 22: Samuel Harvey (Rouyn-Noranada Huskies)
Oct. 9 – Oct. 15: Logan Flodell (Swift Current Broncos)
Oct. 2 – Oct. 8: Cole Kehler (Portland Winterhawks)
Sept. 25 – Oct. 1: Dereck Baribeau (Quebec Remparts)
Sept. 21 – Sept. 24: Michael DiPietro (Windsor Spitfires)