Prospect Park: Ronning’s Three Points Not Enough To Save Giants

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Ty Ronning (Vancouver Giants)

Ty Ronning and his Vancouver Giants dropped yet another heartbreaking loss this time to the Kamloops Blazers 5-4. Ronning tried his best to help his Giants earn a win with a 1-2-3 effort as Vancouver rallied in the third from down 4-2 only to see Kamloops score with just 17 seconds remaining in regulation.

A frustrating loss as it was Ronning who had tied up the game with his team-leading 13th goal of the season at 17:30 of the third period. It was Ronning’s third straight game with a goal as he has gone 3-3-6 in his last three games. Ronning helped Vancouver get on the board setting up former Ranger prospect Brad Morrison for a goal at 10:23 of the first period tying the score at 1-1. It was a power-play goal.

In the third with the Giants down 4-2, Ronning found Morrison for a one-timer that cut the lead to one at 12:53 of the period. Ronning’s goal came on the rush as he snapped a shot past Kamloops goalie Max Palaga tying the game with 2:30 left in regulation. Sadly it was not to be as Kamloops spoiled the fun scoring at 19:43.

Ronning improves to 13-9-22 which puts him fifth in the WHL in goals and 16th overall in points with 22. Here are the YouTube highlights

Morgan Barron (Cameron Pollack/Cornell Sun)

Morgan Barron’s second goal of the season may not have been highlight reel worthy but it was good enough to help his Cornell Red knockoff 12th-ranked Quinnipiac University 2-1. Barron recorded his first game-winning goal of his NCAA career to help Cornell improve to 3-0 on their young season.

In the third period with Cornell up 1-0 and on the power play, teammate Alec McCrea took a shot from the point that hit Barron in the rear-end bouncing in the air and deflecting into the Quinnipiac goal for a 2-0 Cornell lead. They do not even have video of said goal but pretty sure that Barron is not going to give it back.

Barron is 2-1-3 on the season could have had a second goal but was stopped on a breakawayby the Quinnipiac goalie. Cornell heads to Princeton on Saturday looking to remain unbeaten

Adam Huska (Stephen Slade)

Goalie Adam Huska stopped 21 out of 22 shots to help his UConn Huskies knocked off Vermont 5-1 in Hockey East action. Huska stopped a five-game winless streak for himself and his teammates with his third win of the season.

It helped that Huska got some defensive support from his teammates as they limited Vermont to 12 total shots over the first two periods. Huska only gave up a second-period power-play goal as he improves to 3-5-1 on the season. Huska has a goals against of 3.18 and a save percentage of 0.898. Same two teams will face each other on Saturday.

Tyler Nanne was scoreless on one shot and a +1 as his fourth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated the Michigan State Spartans 3-1. Nanne was the third pair defender on the right side as the Gophers improved to 6-3 (2-1 in Big Ten).

Tyler Wall was the backup goalie for his UMass Lowell as they defeated the Maine Black Bears 3-2.