Guggenberger shutting down Postma and the Hitmen
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.