Prospect Park: Gettinger And Greyhounds Spank Rangers 7-3

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Tim Gettinger and his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds made sure there was no repeat of game four spanking the Kitchener Rangers 7-3 in game five. The Greyhounds scored three times in the first and never let up to take a 3-2 series lead.

Tim Gettinger scored the Greyhounds fourth goal which turned out to be the game-winner. Gettinger was a leader tonight as the Greyhounds captain led with eight shots and stood up to protect his goalie.

For Gettinger, it was his fourth goal and second game-winner of the playoffs. Gettinger knocked in his own rebound while the Greyhounds were on the power play. The goal gave the Greyhounds a 4-2 lead that quickly became a 5-2 lead 1:15 later.

This was the kind of game you wanted to see from your team captain as Gettinger may have only had one goal, his overall play fired up his teammates. Gettinger took a roughing minor in the led when he objected to a Ranger player trying to take liberties with the Greyhounds goalie.

The goal gives Gettinger an overall mark of 4-12-16 in 16 games. The Greyhounds will look to finish off the Rangers in Kitchener on Sunday afternoon.

(Skoda Plzen)

When it comes to junior hockey there is one guy who I ready like an addiciton. Gregg Drinnan and his Taking Note blog has been a huge learning tool for me over the years and he has this feature called “The Macbeth Report” which tracks the goings on of former WHL players.

So in Friday’s edition, imagine my surprise to see one of the first prospects I ever covered still playing in Europe. As you can see he does not look like the same player when he was a Ranger.

Next season will be his seventh playing for Skoda Plzen of the Czech Extraliga. Oh, you want to know who this is? He played three seasons with the Rangers starting in 2005.

See you folks Sunday.