Guggenberger sets CHL goaltending record
Mark Guggenberger gives Brahmas fans a lot to cheer for (Glen Ellman, Texas Brahmas).
Posted on February 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM
Tuesday, Feb 28 at 1:57 PM
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (February 18) - Mark Guggenberger held the Rio Grande Killer Bees scoreless for the first 23:15 of the Brahmas' 3-1 win Friday night, setting a Central Hockey League record for consecutive scoreless time with 238:31.
The Richfield, Minnesota native made 19 saves on 20 shots, lowering his league-leading goals against average to 1.88 and raising his CHL-best save percentage to .929.
Phil Fox got the Brahmas on the board early, just 1:59 into the first period. Fox's 17th goal of the season was assisted by Thomas Galiani, who recorded the first point of his professional career on the play.
Bees forward Tomas Klempa stopped the record-breaking streak, scoring at the 3:15 mark of the second period. But Chad Woollard's 20th goal of the season gave the Brahmasthe lead for good. Woollard's score pulled him within one of tying Chris Richards (376) for 10th on the CHL all-time goal-scoring list.
The Brahmas (26-17-8) have since won four of their last five games and nine of their last ten overall overall. The team will next play Friday in a rematch with Rio Grande.