On Thursday the Portland Winterhawks traded 1999-born goaltender Shane Farkas and a fifth round pick to the Victoria Royals for a fourth round pick and a conditional 2020 selection.
Farkas, originally acquired in September, 2016 from the Lethbridge Hurricanes for forward Tanner Nagel, spent three years with the Winterhawks.
The 19-year-old Penticton, British Columbia native appeared in 84 games for Portland with a 2.96 goals-against-average and a 0.902 save percentage.
Over the course of his time in Portland, Shane spent time both in a backup role as well as a starter this past season. Shane relished in both roles as he provided steadiness in the Winterhawks net.
Farkas’ career in Portland also included four playoff appearances between the 2017 and 2018. In the postseason his numbers included a 1.68 goals-against-average along with a 0.946 save percentage.
The move to Victoria gives Farkas an opportunity to start again after the Winterhawks acquired Joel Hofer at the 2018-2019 trade deadline.
Farkas will be entering his overage season and will look to compete with 2002-born Brock Gould.
Gould shared the net with Griffen Outhouse, also in his overage year, this past season and appeared in 33 games for the Royals.
The Portland Winterhawks now have five 1999-born players which will need to be reduced down to three. However, Cody Glass is fully expected to turn pro. The other four players are forwards Lane Gilliss, Josh Paterson, and Jake Gricius; Matthew Quigley is the only overage defenseman currently on the roster.
With the draft pick acquired from Victoria, the Portland Winterhawks selected forward Carter Streek, a forward from Yale Bantam Prep.
Streek is listed a five-foot-six inches and 147 pounds. In his 2018-2019 season he registered 35 points, including 17 goals, in 34 games played.
Per @draftgeekhockey Streek is known as:
“Although short in nature, you wouldn’t know that by the way Streek played. Streek’s an uber-tenacious winger whose reckless forechecking is intimidating for defenders retrieving pucks below the goal line. Streek plays an agitating style of game, he’s a spark plug of a forward who loves the physical aspects of the game. Displaying explosive straight line acceleration, Streek gains speed quickly and carries this speed up until he lands a heavy hit.”