Prospect Park: Ronning’s Two Goals Not Enough To Give Giants Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

The Ranger prospects had plenty of offense but not enough wins on Friday evening. Ty Ronning and Tim Gettinger had goals while Sean Day chipped in two assists.

First star Ty Ronning had two goals but his Vancouver Giants lost in the shootout to the Victoria Royals 4-3. The two goals give Ronning 42 on the season and six in his last three games.

Ronning did miss on his shootout attempt but you have to ask yourself; why doesn’t Ronning have a Ranger contract? Yes, Ronning is a 20-year-old this season but it is not like the Ranger system has a lot of offensive talent in it.

Ronning’s first goal was a nice backhand pickup of a rebound from right in front. The kind of goal the Rangers really need and just like Mats Zuccarello, Ronning plays with no fear.

The second goal was a laser beam from the top of the left faceoff circle.

Ronning is 42-17-59 for the season, second in the WHL in goals scored.

Tim Gettinger’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds did something they had not done since October 27th; they lost in regulation. The Greyhounds fell to the Sarnia Sting 5-3 ending a 30 game unbeaten streak.

Gettinger had a 1-1-2 game despite the loss to improve to 23-20-43 on the season.

Tyler Wall had 21 saves as his UMass-Lowell River Hawks defeated Vermont in overtime 3-2. Wall won for just the second time this season surrendered goals in the first and second period.

Is Wall starting to come out from his slump? Not ready to make that proclamation just yet but really hoping that he is. Wall improves to 2-6 with a 4.24 goals against and a 0.856 save percentage.

Sean Day had two assists but his Kingston Frontenacs lost to Hamilton 3-2 in overtime. Day had both a primary and secondary assist on the night, both came on the power play. Since coming over from Windsor, Day has gone 1-8-9 in nine games.

Overall Day is 5-25-30 in 35 games this season.

Morgan Barron was scoreless on two shots as his Cornell Red shut out Colgate 2-0. The fourth-ranked “Big Red” extended their unbeaten streak to seven games (6-0-1).

Same two teams play each other on Saturday night. Barron is 4-9-13 in 18 games as a freshman.

Thursday Action

Sean Day had two secondary assists to help Kingston to a 5-1 win over Peterborough. It broke a three-game scoreless streak for Day.

Tyler Nanne played his third position of the year lining up as a left wing as his Minnesota Golden Gophers edged Michigan State 5-4. Nanne was scoreless on three shots while playing forward for the third time this season

Same two teams are going to be at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night for a Big Ten “Super Saturday” doubleheader. The game starts at 8 PM and can be seen on the Big Ten Network.

Adam Huska got the night off as his UConn Huskies dropped a 3-1 decision to Providence. Huska who has dropped four straight starts has gotten little offensive support this season.
One wonders if Huska might consider leaving school after this season if things do not improve for UConn.