Everyone Looking For Points

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Brad Morrison (Brett Cullen Photography)

Brad Morrison (Brett Cullen Photography)

Ranger prospects and their teams are looking for points at every chance they can. It may only be November but every point they can get now will help come March. Six teams have winning records, two have .500 and one has a losing record. Of course this can change with just a couple of losses.

Brad Morrison (2015 fourth) and his Prince George Cougars spanked the Kamloops Blazers 7-0. With the Cougars already up 1-0 and alone in front of the Kamloops net Morrison fired a shot that beat the Kamloops goalie for a 2-0 lead.

Morrison set up the game’s seventh goal with a nice set up from behind the goal for the 1-1-2 evening. Morrison the prospect’s leading scorer is 9-15-24 which is also 11th among WHL scorers. Prince George is 15-4-2 for 32 points and the best record in the WHL.

Gabriel Fontaine (Charles Olivier Ouimet)

Gabriel Fontaine (Charles Olivier Ouimet)

Gabriel Fontaine (2016 sixth) and his Rouyn-Noranda Huskies shut out the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4-0. Fontaine had a secondary assist on the Huskies third goal to go along with a 6-8 on face-offs, a +1 and three shots.

The Huskies are 14-4-1-2 which is the best record in the QMJHL, Fontaine is now 7-8-15 on the season after 14 games.

Ryan Gropp (2015 second) and his Seattle Thunderbirds took on Ty Ronning and his Vancouver Giants in Vancouver. Gropp had an assist as his Thunderbirds defeated the Giants 5-3 holding Ronning scoreless. The Gropp assist came on Seattle’s first goal as Gropp found Ethan Bear at 9:53.

The point extended Gropp’s scoring streak to eight games (2-7-9) as he improves to 2-8-10 on the season. Seattle reaches the 500 mark with an 8-8-1 record while Vancouver falls to 9-12.

Tim Gettinger (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Tim Gettinger (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Tim Gettinger (2016 fourth) did not score as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds rallied for a 6-3 win over the Erie Otters. Gettinger managed to take five shots and was a +1 for the Greyhounds who improved to 11-7-1 on the season.

Sean Day (2016 third) did not score as his Windsor Spitfires fell 4-3 in overtime. The loss to the Flint Firebirds dropped the Spitfires to 12-4-1 in the OHL’s West Division. Day did continue his solid play despite the loss.

Day’s Spitfires lead Gettinger’s Greyhounds by two points in the OHL’s West Division as the Spits hold second place.

Adam Huska (2015 seventh) did not play as his UConn Huskies took on the Ohio State.