Prospect Park: Ronning Earns First-Star In Giant’s Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Ty Ronning (Vancouver Giants)

With just two prospects in action on Friday night, it is an easy report to file. Ty Ronning earned the game’s “first-star” leading his Vancouver Giants to a 6-3 win. The home win over the Kamloops Blazers was the Giants first win of the season after dropping their first two games.

Ronning scored twice as part of a strong all-around game to lead the Giants. Ronning scored his first goal in the second period as he attacked the net as part of a rush and a shot bounced off the Kamloops goalie’s glove and right to Ronning who “one-timed” it into the Kamloops goal for a 4-1 Vancouver lead. The even-strength goal at 10:47 of the second period was Ronning’s second of the season and would prove to be the game-winning goal.

In the third period after Kamloops had cut the score to 4-3, Ronning would add an insurance goal off a feed from former Ranger prospect Brad Morrison at 5:30 when he also off a “one-timer beat the Kamloops goalie. It was Ronning’s third of the season and it was enough to finish the Blazers off.

Ronning would finish the game 2-0-2 with a +4 on six shots and a 1-2 on faceoffs. Ronning did get called for a tripping minor in the third period. The video highlights are here courtesy of the Vancouver Giants YouTube channel. Ronning’s first goal starts at the 2:56 mark and his second at 4:19. Ronning is 3-0-3 in his first three games with a +2.

Tim Gettinger did not score despite a team-high five shots as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defeated the North Bay Battalion 2-1 in overtime to bring their record to 2-1-1-1. The first time that Gettinger did not score this season. Gettinger is still off to a 3-3-6 start to the season.

Interesting to note that the Battalion holds the OHL rights to first-round pick Filip Chytil if the Rangers chose to send him to the OHL.