Prospect Park: Gettinger’s Two Points Not Enough To Help Hounds

In Blueshirt Bulletin Main Blog by Jess Rubenstein


Tim Gettinger (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Day two of the prospect season sounded very much like day one, Tim Gettinger had two points but it was not enough to help his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds earn a win. In the season opener for the Greyhounds, Gettinger was 1-1-2 but the Hounds fell to Oshawa Generals 7-4. If you want to blame the loss on the Greyhounds not having their top players back from NHL training camps you might but that really was not the case.

Gettinger wearing an “A” on his uniform this season saw the Generals jump out to a 2-0 first-period lead before Gettinger responder with the first goal of the season for the Greyhounds. It was a power-play goal off a shot from the right faceoff circle coming at 13:54 of the first period. Power play goals will be a big area for Gettinger to improve upon this season as despite having 31 goals last season, Gettinger only scored three on the power play.

The goal on this clip from “sendtonews.com” starts at the 35-second mark, Getting who also had a secondary assist on the Greyhounds second goal was not shown.

There will be a lot of pressure on Gettinger to become one of the top scorers in the OHL this season after his career-best 31-23-54 and honestly, I think Gettinger if he stays healthy should top those numbers AND also earn a spot on Team USA’s 2018 Under-20 team as well. For the game, Gettinger finishes 1-1-2 with a -2 on eight shots and was 1-1 on faceoffs.

In Vancouver, Ty Ronning, and his Vancouver Giants dropped a 6-1 decision to the Victoria Royals spoiling the home opener for the Giants who also fell for the second straight night to the Royals. Ronning was scoreless on four shots, a -1, 1-1 0n faceoffs and was called for a slashing minor. Not a very good way to start the season for Ronning and his Giants who have only made the playoffs just once in the five seasons Ronning has played for them.