Prospect Park: Ronning’s Two Goals Help Giants Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Ty Ronning had two goals to help his Vancouver Giants hold off the Kamloops Blazers 5-4 and earn a split in their weekend “home and home” series. For Ronning, the goals give him a four-game goal scoring streak (five goals) and 11 goals in his last nine games.

The first goal was a shorthanded goal (his second of the year) as Ronning was all alone in the slot and snapped a shot past the Kamloops goalie. If you did not notice Ronning’s second goal in the video clip do not feel bad. Ronning deflected a shot and you need to almost see it frame by frame to notice the deflection.

Ronning is now 15-9-24 in 17 games as the Giants improve to 6-8-1-2 on the season. Ronning is fourth in the WHL in goals, 16th in overall points and fifth in shorthanded goals (two).

Tyler Nanne earned the game’s second star with his first career NCAA goal as the fourth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers knocked off the Michigan State Spartans 4-0 for a sweep of their two-game series.

Now that was one heck of a blast from the point as Nanne records his first career goal and helps Minnesota win their fourth straight game. Nanne is now 1-1-2 on his offensive side but what is catching my attention is the 11 blocked shots that Nanne has added in seven games so far this season.

Nanne remains a longshot as an NHL prospect but improved play like this might change a lot of minds.

Morgan Barron’s second assist of the season set up the game’s tying goal as his Cornell Red remained undefeated with a 5-4 win over the Princeton Tigers. Barron fired a shot on net that was deflected into the Princeton goal by teammate Trevor Yates as Cornell rallied from down 4-2 to tie the game in the second period.

Barron is 2-2-4 in the four games that Cornell has played as the “Red” is one of just two teams that remain unbeaten in NCAA Division One Men’s Hockey.

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

Sean Day set up his Windsor Spitfires first goal of the game as the Spitfires needed overtime before defeating the Erie Otters 4-3. Day has a four-game scoring streak going as his Spitfires won their fourth straight game.

Day is overall 3-8-11 in 13 games this season.

Tim Gettinger recorded his ninth goal of the season as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds knocked off the Niagara IceDogs 4-1 for their third straight win. It was a shorthanded goal into an empty net for the Greyhounds fourth goal of the game and clinched the win.

Tim Gettinger (James Egan’s Sports Photography)

Gettinger is 9-9-18 in 17 games this season good for third on his team and second best among Ranger prospects. Not sure why he is but noticed that Gettinger is wearing a full face shield. This had to have happened in the last week but strangely there has not been any mention of it.

Adam Huska was staked to a 2-0 lead into the second period but failed to hold the lead surrendering four goals as the Vermont Catamounts defeated the UConn Huskies 4-2. Huska stopped the Catamounts in the first period stopping all 12 shots that he faced.

In the second after UConn had taken a 2-0 lead, Huska was beaten on a penalty shot for Vermont’s first goal then gave up two more before the period ended to give Vermont a 3-2 lead. A final goal in the third gave Vermont their final score as the teams split the two-game series.

Huska falls to 3-5-1 on the season with a 3.18 goals against and a 0.898 save percentage.

The nightmare of a sophomore season continues for Tyler Wall and his UMass Lowell River Hawks. Wall was given the start against the Maine Black Bears but barely made it halfway through the game before being yanked after surrendering four goals on just 10 shots as UMass Lowell drops a 6-2 game to Maine.

Wall has had horrible second season drops to 0-5 on the season with a 4.99 goals against and a 0.825 save percentage.