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

Prospect Park – Not A Pretty Picture

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Wednesday night was not exactly a pretty picture to look at if you are watching New York Ranger prospects. Maybe it was the post holiday hangovers but none of the six prospects in action this evening had strong games.

Sean Day (Windsor Spitfires)

Sean Day (Windsor Spitfires)

Sean Day (2016 third) had a secondary assist on six shots with a -1 as his Windsor Spitfires needed overtime to defeat the Saginaw Spirit. The assist came on the Spitfires first goal of the game as they fell behind 2-0 before the goal.

Day is 11-10-21 on the year.

Tim Gettinger (2016 fifth) was scoreless on six shots as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds blanked the Flint Firebirds 5-0. The win extended the Greyhounds unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1) and gave the team the best overall record in the OHL at 25-8-2-0.

Ryan Gropp (2015 second) had two assists but it did not prevent his Seattle Thunderbirds from losing in overtime 5-4 to the Spokane Chiefs. Gropp recorded a secondary assist on Seattle’s first goal then set up the goal that would send the game to overtime.

Gropp is 9-15-24 in 29 games this season.

Gabriel Fontaine (2016 sixth) was scoreless as his Rouyn-Noranda Huskies lost to the Shawinigan Cataractes 3-1. Fontaine was 8-8 on his faceoffs, took two shots and recorded one hit.

Ty Ronning (2016 seventh) was scoreless as his Vancouver Giants dropped the second half of a “home and home” to the Everett Silvertips 4-1. The loss ended Vancouver’s three game winning streak.

Brad Morrison (2015 fourth) was scoreless as his Prince George Cougars were shutout by the Victoria Royals 3-0. The Royals swept the two game mini-series from the Cougars.

At the World Under-20 Championships, Adam Huska (2015 seventh) was given the day off by his coach as Slovakia lost to Team USA 5-2. Sergey Zborovskiy (2015 third) and Russia had the day off but will face Team USA on Thursday