Day’s points came on the Spitfires sixth and seventh goals of the game. First Day got the puck deep past the Sudbury goal line and teammate Luke Boka made a great pass to Aaron Luchuk for the goal at 14:31 of the third.
The Day goal was simply Day joining the play skating down the slot area and firing his wrist shot past the Sudbury goalie. That shot is so dangerous I just do not know why Day is not firing it more often. If I was coaching Day I would be wanting him to fire that shot on goal every possible chance he can get.
Day’s wrist shot is low, it tends to be almost like a slap shot and it is laser accurate. The assist is at 1:40 of the video clip while the goal starts at 1:50. Check the goal out.
Day is 2-5-7 on the season.2017 sixth-round pick Morgan Barron made his NCAA debut for the Cornell Red with his very first goal of his college career as the Red defeated the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 5-1. It was the official opener for the Red and Barron looked pretty good for a freshman.
His goal was due to Barron creating a turnover then converting a mini-breakaway for Cornell’s third goal of the game. Barron’s goal starts at 1:12 of the video clip was part of a four-shot effort as Barron was the third line left wing for Cornell. Same two teams will face each other on Saturday night.Tim Gettinger recorded his seventh goal of the year but it was not enough as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds were doubled up 6-3 by the Sarina Sting. It was a battle between the two best teams in the OHL’s Western Conference but the Greyhounds penalty kill surrendered three goals on eight attempts which were the difference in the game.
Gettinger scored at 1:38 of the third period to pull his team to within 4-3 but the Greyhounds gave up two goals and could not make up the difference. Gettinger’s goal was at even strength (1:36 on the clip) was Gettinger cashing in a rebound.
The loss allows the Sting to move six points in front of the Greyhounds as Gettinger improves to 7-9-16 after 14 games.
Ty Ronning and his Vancouver Giants returned home from a seven-road trip with a 2-1 loss to the Prince George Cougars. For 55 minutes the Giants were flat almost Rangers-like with their effort trailing 2-0.
A Vancouver goal cutting the Cougar lead to 2-1 awoke the team including Ronning as they played a hard final five minutes trying to score the tying goal. Ronning will kick himself for missing on a breakaway with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation.
Ronning was held to just two shots for the game also was hit with what can be kindly called a “phantom” slashing call. Vancouver heads back on the road for two games in Victoria BC.
Adam Huska surrendered three goals in the game’s first 9:07 and his UConn Huskies never recovered losing 3-0 to the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools and UConn was unable to solve Miami’s defensive play.
Huska surrendered three goals on 14 shots in the first period but blanked the Redhawks until he was pulled with under five minutes left in the game. Altogether Huska stopped 28 out of 31 shots faced as his record falls to 2-3-1 with a 2.95 goals against and a 0.905 save percentage. Same two teams play on Saturday night.
Tyler Nanne was back playing defense for his seventh-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers as they knocked off eighth-ranked Clarkson in non-conference action. Nanne was scoreless in one shot as the Gophers improved to 4-3 on the season. Same two teams will play on Saturday night.
Goalie Tyler Wall remained on the bench as his UMass Lowell River Hawks lost to Northeastern 3-1 in Hockey East action. His replacement Christoffer Hernberg gave up three goals on 19 shots so maybe Wall gets the start on Saturday when the same two teams face off again.