Guggenberger re-signs with Aces

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The
Alaska Aces have re-signed goaltender Mark Guggenberger for the 2013-14 season, Aces head coach Rob Murray announced today.

The Aces are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames and the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat.

The 6-foot-3, 208-pound goaltender was named to the All-ECHL Second Team last season during his first ECHL campaign. He was 25-8-5 in 39 games with the Aces, tying for fourth in wins (25), fourth in shutouts (3), fourth in save percentage (.918) and ranking third in goals against average (2.23).

Guggenberger spent the 2011-12 season with the Texas Brahmas of the Central Hockey League and was named the league’s Rookie of the Year, Most Outstanding Goaltender and a member of the All-CHL Team and All-Rookie Team. He suited up in the CHL All-Star Game and earned the win in net, part of a year where he helped the Brahmas earn a playoff berth with a 22-11-3 record, league-best 2.27 goals against average and .912 save percentage. He tied the CHL lead with three shutouts and set the league record for longest shutout streak (238:31).

The native of Richfield, Minn. suited up with the Univ. of Prince Edward Island (CIS) in 2010-11, appearing in 15 games and was named to the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) All-Rookie Team. Previously, he fashioned a three year career in the Western Hockey League with Portland, Swift Current and Kelowna. He helped guide Kelowna to a WHL championship and Memorial Cup berth in 2008-09 and went 40-30-5 with a 2.64 goals against average and eight career shutouts in 79 career games.