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.