Prospect Park: Day’s Two Helpers Help Windsor Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Sean Day of the Windsor Spitfires. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Funny but the fewer the prospects who play, the better they seem to play on a given day. Sean Day had two helpers including setting up the game-winning goal to help his Windsor Spitfires earn a 5-4 win over the Owen Sound Attack.

In what was a back and forth game, Day earned a secondary assist on Windsor’s first goal of the game, a power-play goal at 11:52 of the first period which tied the game at 1-1. On this one all Day did was drop the puck off to Aaron Luchuk who set up Logan Brown for the goal.

In the third with his team up 4-3, Day found Jake Smith coming down the slot and Smith wristed the puck in for the goal which proved to be the eventual game-winner. Day also could have had a third assist as it was his shot that generated a rebound which led to Windsor’s third goal.

Day has been heating up his offense as of late as he has points in six of his last seven games (2-6-8) as he works on improving his all-around game this season. Day is now 2-7-9 in 11 games as Windsor wins it’s second straight to improve to 9-5-1 on the season.

Ty Ronning (Chris Relke)

Got to feel bad for Ty Ronning as he has been playing well all season but because his Vancouver Giants are in a rebuild, Ronning still is not seeing wins from it. On Sunday Ronning earned his fifth “second star of the game” this season but his Vancouver Giants fell to the Victoria Royals 4-3.

Ronning had a 1-1-2 game as he improves to a prospect leading 12-7-19 in 15 games. Ronnings got the Giants going when he set up Matt Barberis for the game’s first goal at 9:56 of the first period. Ronning found Barberis creeping in from the point for a one-timer as the Giants took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

In the second period 15 seconds after the Royals had tied the game, Ronning would put the Giants up 2-1 when he used a nice little-backhanded shot to score his 12th goal of the season. The Giants are 0-3-1 already this season against the Royals as they fall to 5-7-1-2 on the season.