Prospect Park: Huska Stops 26 For Third Straight Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Adam Huska (Stephen Slade/UConn)

Adam Huska continues his hot play stopping 26 out of 27 shots as the UConn Huskies knocked off 11th-ranked Northeastern 4-1. It was Huska’s third straight win after starting the season 3-9-2.

Huska and the Huskies earned their first-ever win over Northeastern in school history after dropping the previous 1o games between the two programs. For Huska, it was getting a first-period lead and running with it as the Huskies scored three goals in the first to stake Huska to a lead.

Huska only allowed a second-period power play goal as he improved his season totals to 6-9-2 with an improved 2.59 goals against and a 0.911 save percentage. Besides being the third straight win for Huska, it was also the third straight game in which he only allowed just one goal. Huska’s record when giving up just one goal this season is 5-1-1 and Huska is starting to play like the goalie we were expecting him to be this season.

Huska and his Huskies look to make it four wins in a row when they start a “home and home” series with UMass Amherst starting on Friday. The Huskies have a chance to play their way to a 500 record by winter break, something that did not seem possible a couple of weeks ago.

Ty Ronning’s power-play goal at 18:34 of the third period tied the game at 3-3 as Ronning’s Vancouver Giants rallied for a 4-3 overtime win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. Ronning’s goal was his 25th on the season and his sixth power-play goal as the Giants broke a three-game losing streak.

The goal (53 seconds into the video clip) was typical Ronning, teammate Tyler Benson found Ronning parked in front of the net wide open and hit him with a beauty of a pass that Ronning “one-timed” past the Seattle goalie. It was not a perfect night for Ronning who was a -2 on seven shots.

Ronning is now 25-12-37 which puts him third in the WHL for goals scored and 10th overall in scoring. Vancouver improves to 11-12-2-2.

Tyler Wall was once again on the bench for the UMass Lowell River Hawks but he might be finding himself getting another start sooner than later. The River Hawks suffered a rather embarrassing loss on home ice to the Bentley Falcons 3-2. Bad enough they lost to an Atlantic Hockey league team but one with a losing record and even worse the Falcons scored their three goals on 13 total shots for the game.