Prospect Park: Another Day, Another First Star For Ronning

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Another day, another first star of the game for Ty Ronning of the Vancouver Giants. Ronning had a goal and an assist as the Giants defeated the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 5-4. The win for Vancouver extended their unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1).

Ronning scored his 47th goal of the season off the rush giving the Giants a 3-1 lead at the time. The growth of Ronning as a scorer this season has been impressive as one can see that he thinks he can score from anywhere.

Ronning earned a secondary assist on the game-winning goal with just 3:05 remaining in regulation. On the play, Ronning made a diving effort to help keep control of the puck in the offensive zone. It got the puck to a teammate who found a defenseman pinching in and Vancouver scored.

With 47 goals, Ronning is one away from tying Evander Kane for the single-season record in goals for Vancouver. Ronning is 47-19-66 which leads the Giants and is second in the WHL in goals scored.

Sean Day (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Sean Day had a primary assist as his Kingston Frontenacs defeated the Niagara IceDogs 5-3. For Day it was a power play assist and his only point of the contest as the Frontenacs won their fifth straight game.

The win moves the Frontenacs into third place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference past the same IceDogs. Day improves to 5-31-36 on the season, one point away from tying his career best in points.

It will be hard for Morgan Barron’s Cornell Red to remain as the top-ranked team in college hockey after the next polls come out on Monday. “Big Red” was upset by Rensselaer (RPI) 2-1 ending their 11 games unbeaten streak.

Rensselaer entered the game with a 4-20-4 record grabbed a 1-0 lead 20 seconds into the contest. They added a goal in the second period and held off Cornell in the third period.

Barron was scoreless with no shots for the contest.

UConn just might not be in a rush to have goalie Adam Huska return from his wrist injury. UConn is 5-1 since Huska went down with his left wrist injury. Huska will get his wrist examined on Monday.