Guggenberger Ties Brahmas Record in Win Over Gems

Rookie netminder records second-straight shutout

By Josh Tannenbaum and Texas Brahmas
|  Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 4:26 PM CDT
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Guggenberger Ties Brahmas Record in Win Over Gems

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Mark Guggenberger celebrates after back-to-back shutouts.

Mark Guggenberger tied a Brahmas record on Wednesday night, recording his second-consecutive shutout in a 2-0 win over the Dayton Gems.

The rookie goaltender picked up the first shutout of his professional career in Tuesday night's 4-0 win over the Allen Americans and followed it up by stopping all 27 shots fired on goal by the Gems Wednesday.

Guggenberger is the first Brahmas netminder to record consecutive shutouts since Steve Plouffe accomplished the feat on Dec. 5 and 8, 1998.

Rob Laurie was the only other Brahma to record back-to-back shutouts, blanking the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs and Monroe Moccasins on Dec. 16 and 18, 1997.

The Brahmas' captains provided the scoring versus the Gems. Alternate captain Chad Woollard scored the first goal of the game - and the eventual game-winner - at the 18:07 mark of the second period off a set-up from captain Adam Hogg.

For Woollard, it was his 19th goal of the season, putting him just two scores shy of tying Chris Richards for 10th on the CHL all-time goals list.

With just four seconds remaining in regulation, Hogg added a shorthanded empty-netter to extend the Brahmas' lead and stick a fork in Dayton.

Texas will play host to the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on Friday and Saturday at the NYTEX Sports Centre. Both games will start at 7:30 p.m.

For ticket information, call 817-336-4423 or visit www.brahmas.com. The NYTEX Sports Centre offers speedy and reliable Wi-fi provided by Great Auk Wireless. Also, visit ZuRoma at the NYTEX Sports Centre and Keller locations. All Brahmas away games are shown at ZuRoma through CHL-TV.

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