Guggen­berger shut­ting down Postma and the Hit­men

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For­mer Swift Cur­rent Bron­cos net­min­der Mark Guggen­berger has been in­stru­men­tal in help­ing the Kelowna Rock­ets to a three games to none lead in the West­ern Hockey League cham­pi­onship se­ries. Mon­day Guggen­berger stopped all 21 shots he faced, in­clud­ing 10 in the fi­nal frame, for his third shutout of the post-sea­son as he im­proved to 15-3-1 this spring.

The Hit­men topped the WHL in the reg­u­lar sea­son with a 59-9-3-1 record be­fore winning 12 con­sec­u­tive play­off games to ad­vance to the Chynoweth Cup against the Rock­ets who fin­ished 24 points back in the stand­ings.

Guggen­berger and the Rock­ets were looking to close out the se­ries on home iceWed­nes­day. Game five, if nec­es­sary, goes Thurs­day in Cal­gary with game six sched­uled for Satur­day back in Kelowna.

Three for­mer Bron­cos have been con­spic­u­ously quite for the Hit­men in the cham­pi­onship se­ries through the three games.

East Divi­sion De­fens­man of the Year Paul Postma scored one goal in game one but has since been held point­less and is -5 in the se­ries.

Af­ter reg­is­ter­ing points in 11 of his first 12 play­off games Kyle Bor­tis had been held off the score­sheet through three games and was a -4 as well.

Kris Fou­cault leads the Hit­men with 10 play­off goals but was point­less through three games and a -3 as well.


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