Prospect Park: Ronning’s Special Night Earns Vancouver A Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

It was a pretty special night for Ty Ronning and his Vancouver Giants. Ronning had a two-goal performance as the Giants earned a 2-1 overtime win over the Seattle Thunderbirds. The reigning CHL Player Of the Week set a new Vancouver single season record for goals in the win.

First Ronning tied the goal scoring record when he tipped Davis Koch’s shot past the Seattle goalie at 6:13 of the second. It was an even-strength goal that broke a scoreless tie.

Then Ronning won the game in overtime by making a defensive play and then scoring the game-winner. On the play, Ronning stripped Jarret Tyszka of the puck in the defensive zone. Then taking the puck to the net, Ronning flipped a backhand shot over goalie Liam Hughes for the winning goal.

The goal at 1:42 of overtime earned Ronning the game’s second star passes Evander Kane for the record with 49 goals.

Ty Ronning improves to 49-19-68 on the season, second in the WHL for goals scored, ninth in game-winning goals with seven and 15th with 12 power-play goals.

Morgan Barron was scoreless as his fourth-ranked Cornell played a 0-0 overtime tie on the road with seventh-ranked Clarkson. In the battle of the top two teams in the ECAC, this was a true battle of the goalies as the two teams combined for 66 shots in the game.

Barron was the second line left wing, only had one shot for the game. Cornell leads the ECAC by three points with five games left in the regular season.

Tyler Nanne was scoreless as his ninth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated Wisconsin 4-2. Nanne was back on defense on the third pair was a +1 on two shots. For Minnesota, the win brings them to within two points of Wisconsin for fourth place in the Big Ten.

Sean Day according to Kingston Frontenacs GM Darren Kelly says he is “week to week” and denies a report that has Day out until the OHL playoffs. Day who injured his right knee last Sunday underwent an MRI but the results are still not known.

Day was injured on a “knee to knee” check by Niagara IceDogs Kyle Langdon; Langdon was suspended eight games by the OHL for the hit. That Day has not traveled to New York to have the Rangers doctors look at the injury should be viewed as a good sign.

Adam Huska missed his seventh game with a sprained left wrist. There is no update as to when the UConn Huskies goalie might return to action. The good news for UConn is that they have gone 6-1 in Huska’s absence.

Tyler Wall was the backup for UMass-Lowell as they lost in overtime 3-2 to Boston College.