Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brown, Tamblyn Out, Guggenberger In, The Details

The Allen Americans made several roster moves yesterday prior to getting on the bus for the trip to Arizona. Goalie David Brown and forward Corey Tamblyn were waived. Former Brahma goalie,  Mark Guggenberger, has come to terms with Allen and is meeting the team in Arizona.

In other news Darryl Bootland did accompany the team to Arizona but Jamie Schaafsma who hoped his injury would be improved enough to go on the trip is not with the team.

Tamblyn was the surprise move of the day as he seemed to have found a role on the checking line and as a penalty killer. In 16 games with the Americans, Corey had five points (2 goals 3 assists). There are rumors on who might be replacing Tamblyn but I haven't been able to confirm anything at this point. Stay tuned.

David Brown played in seven games for the Americans and had a record of 4-2 with a GAA of 2.90 and a save percentage of .898. 

Roster changes are inevitable and expected this time of year as all teams are constantly trying to improve their roster. Mark Guggenberger is a name I heard during training camp as a possibility and he is a great acquisition for the Americans. For those that don't remember, Mark was a rookie for the Fort Worth Brahmas in 2011-2012 and was named the CHL's rookie of the year and the CHL's goaltender of the year. After his rookie year he signed with the Alaska Aces (ECHL) and has been in Alaska ever since. Alaska always has a great team and won the regular season championship (Brabham Cup) last year and are leading their division this year. Mark has played in six of fourteen games for the Aces this year and has a 5-1 record with a 2.21 GAA and .903 save percentage. He was a 2nd team all-star in the ECHL last year.
Goalie Mark Guggenberger Joins the Americans

Guggenberger was on the Western Hockey League championship team in 2008-2009 playing for the Kelowna Rockets. They lost in the finals of the Memorial Cup. One of Mark's teammates on that junior team was Dallas Stars captain, Jamie Benn. Ryley Grantham was also on that team.

Here are a few things said about Mark by his coaches over the years:
- The obvious first thing about him is his size, he is a big kid that can cover a lot of net.
- Mark is a warrior who prepares for a hockey game like it is the last game he is ever going to play
- He is a gamer and always rises to the occasion
- Gugg's is a fun kid, the boys love him
- I've never seen a goalie get a team up for a game like Mark does.

One of the most impressive accomplishments of Guggenberger's young career is the CHL record for most consecutive minutes of scoreless hockey of 238 minutes and 31 seconds. And yes, he shutout the Allen Americans during that streak.

Mark will be welcomed to the Americans by Phil Fox and Ross Rouleau who were his Brahma's teammates in 2011-2012.

Here are the details from Hockeydb:

Mark Guggenberger

Goalie -- shoots R
Born -- Richfield, MN
[24 yrs. ago]
Height 6.03 -- Weight 208 
RS Scoring RS Goalie Stats PO Scoring
Season Team Lge GP A PIM Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct GP A PIM
2007-08 Texas Tornado NAHL 3 0 0 179 12 0 0 4.03 0 3 0 96 0.889

2007-08 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 3 0 7 180 12 0 0 4.00 1 2 0 98 0.891 ---
2007-08 Swift Current Broncos WHL 11 0 2 608 22 0 4 2.17 6 3 1 280 0.927 ---
2008-09 Swift Current Broncos WHL 24 2 4 1323 62 1 2 2.81 12 11 0 655 0.914 ---
2008-09 Kelowna Rockets WHL 25 2 0 1394 47 2 1 2.02 17 3 3 514 0.916 22 3 4
2009-10 Kelowna Rockets WHL 16 1 0 853 49 2 1 3.45 4 11 1 359 0.880 10 1 0
2010-11 U. of Prince Edward Island AUS 15 0 0 789 44 0 0 3.35 5 9 0 405 0.902

2011-12 Texas Brahmas CHL 39 0 0 2249 85 0 3 2.27 22 11 3 884 0.912 6 0 0
2012-13 Alaska Aces ECHL 39 0 12 2314 86 3 3 2.23 25 8 5 966 0.918 3 0 0
2013-14 Alaska Aces ECHL 6 0 0 353 13 0 1 2.21 5 1 0 121 0.903

Hat trick: When a player scores three goals in a game it is known as a hat trick. Three goals in a row is a "pure" hat trick.
It may surprise some people to learn that the term "hat trick" actually originated in British cricket. A bowler who retired three batsmen with three consecutive balls in cricket was entitled to a new hat at the expense of the club to commemorate this feat. Eventually, the phrase was applied to the same player scoring three goals in any goal sport, and baseball announcers now occasionally refer to a batter who gets three hits in three turns at bat as having managed a hat trick as well. The phrase finally broadened to include any string of three important successes or achievements, in any field.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a positive move. Was not a Dave Brown fan. We need to do something before this season goes down the tubes!