The Victoria Royals are pleased to announce that the club has acquired 1999-born goaltender Shane Farkas and a fifth-round pick in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft from the Portland Winterhawks for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and conditional compensation.
The native of Penticton, BC recently completed his third season in the WHL with the Winterhawks. In 50 games last season, Farkas registered a 30-12-3-3 record to go along with a 2.71 goals against average (GAA), a 0.906 save percentage (SV%) and four shutouts. He ranked ninth in the league in both wins (30) and GAA (2.71) and was tied for third in shutouts (4).
The 6-2, 189 lb netminder has played in 84 career WHL games, all with Portland, and has amassed a regular season record of 47-24-3-4, with a GAA of 2.96, a save percentage of 0.902 and seven shutouts.
Farkas was selected by the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the fourth round, 67th overall, in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.