Prospect Park: Morgan Barron With Two Helpers Keys Big Red Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Morgan Barron (Cornell)

Another quiet night from the Ranger prospects but we got our first look at 2017 sixth-round pick center Morgan Barron who made his NCAA debut with Cornell on Saturday. It might have been an exhibition game but Morgan Barron’s two helpers were part of his Cornell Red’s 7-1 win over the Guelph Gryphons.

Barron a 6’3 208 lb. forward is a freshman for one of the top hockey programs in the ECAC made his debut as a third line left wing but got in some time at center as well. At first glance, he appears to be an offensive weapon who is in need of polish on the defensive side.

And since he was playing against an overmatched opponent then it is hard to draw a good bead on Barron. Still hard not to like that Barron set up one goal and earned a secondary assist on another. Barron was also 5-0 on faceoffs finishing with one shot and a +2 for the game. If you want your own look at Barron then circle November 25th and get tickets for when Cornell will take on Hockey East power Boston University at Madison Square Garden.

Barron wears number 27 in white for this video clip

Ty Ronning earned “second-star” honors as his Vancouver Giants dropped a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors in overtime. Ronning set up the game-tying goal for his Giants but just could not find the game-winner as his Giants are winless in four straight (0-2-1-1).

A frustrating time for Ronning who led the Giants with five shots but just cannot find ways to finish his plays as of late. After scoring four goals in his first four games, Ronning has not scored in his last four games as he is 4-3-7 in eight games.

Odd man rushes were the doom for Adam Huska and his UConn Huskies as they fell to Sacred Heart 3-1. Sacred Heart used two “two-on-one” breakaways to score the game winning as well as insurance goals to defeat the Hockey East team. The loss snapped a 20 game winning streak that UConn had against teams from the Atlantic Hockey league.

Huska saw his record fall to 2-2 with 2.43 goals against and a 0.920 save percentage.

Tyler Wall was “Did not Play” for his UMass Lowell River Hawks against Omaha on Saturday. The River Hawks won their first game of the season 5-2 which might lead to Wall spending some time on the bench.