Prospect Park: Two Goals And Five For Fighting

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Ty Ronning and Tim Gettinger saw action on Wednesday with two goals and a fighting major the end results. On “Puppy Night” Ty Ronning scored twice as his Vancouver Giants knocked off the Calgary Hitmen 4-1. The night was the Giants teaming up with a local sponsor to raise money for the Langley Animal Protection Society.

Ronning scored an even-strength goal as well as an empty-net goal to help Vancouver earn their 26th win of the season. Last season, Vancouver had only 20 wins all year missing the playoffs.

In the second, Ronning converted a Tyler Benson pass for his 43rd goal at 11:22 of the second period. The even-strength goal was Vancouver’s third of the game and Ronning’s 43 on the season.

Ronning would clinch the win with an empty-net goal at 18:50 of the third period making it a 4-1 game. The goals give Ronning a 44-19-61 mark on the year. Ronning is second in the WHL in goals as he sets a new career best in overall points.

Tim Gettinger did not score on one shot as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds shutout the Sudbury Wolves 4-0. Gettinger did get into his second fight of the season in the third period against Emmett Serensits.

The game had been pretty chippy all night before Serensits went after Gettinger. Serensits would earn the instigator for the fight but somehow Gettinger picked up an extra two minutes for “roughing” along with the fighting major.

The Greyhounds win was their fourth straight and 45th overall as they remain the team with the best record in the OHL.