Prospect Park: Two Ranger Prospects Two Very Different Outcomes

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Soo Greyhounds Hockey Club

Posted by Autumn Hay-Beharriell on Friday, April 20, 2018

Yes, that is Tim Gettinger of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds as just he and Sean Day are the only New York Ranger prospects still alive in the CHL playoffs. The video is just after Gettinger learned that a video review awarded his Greyhounds what was the game-winning goal. It really was a tale of two very different games on Friday night.

Tim Gettinger and his Greyhounds were very lucky on Friday night as they almost gave away game one of the OHL Western Conference Final. The Greyhounds were facing the Kitchener Rangers and game one came down to a video review awarding a shorthanded goal with just 0.1 seconds remaining in regulation.

It was a game that the Greyhounds did not lead until that final goal. Kitchener would draw first blood with a power-play goal at 10:29 of the first period. The Greyhounds would draw even when Tim Gettinger feeds Conor Timmins for the tying goal at 16:50 of the first period (starts at 17 seconds on the clip).

That would be Gettinger’s only point of the night but his contributions won’t show up on the stat sheet. Gettinger and his linemates were at their best on the forecheck. A line that is better known for their offense, Gettinger and his linemates were at their best in the third period when the game was tied at 2.

The captain of the Greyhounds would lead his team with six shots for the game as he recorded his 11th assist and 13th overall point. The Greyhounds hold home-ice to take a 1-0 series lead with game two on Saturday night.

Sean Day (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Sean Day and his Kingston Frontenacs were badly dominated in game two of their OHL Eastern Conference Final against the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs behind five first-period goals earned a 7-1 win and a 2-0 series lead. The game was competitive for the first ten minutes and then the roof caved in on the Frontenacs.

The Bulldogs scored an early goal at 2:35 then followed with four goals over a span of 4:06. By the time the game had five minutes of the first period left it was 5-0. The Frontenacs would score the only goal in the second period. Sean Day carried the puck to the Hamilton net where he passed off to Ryan Cranford for an even-strength goal.

That was the only highlight for Kingston who dropped the second game of this series badly. Combined with game one’s 6-2 loss and Kingston has been outscored 13-3 in the two games. Game three is going to be in Kingston but not sure what Kingston can do to stop Hamilton.

Day’s only point improved his stats to 3-8-11 in 13 games. Game three is Sunday night in Kingston.

Libor Hajek and his Regina Pats are practicing trying to remain in game shape before the Memorial Cup. The Pats will not have played for 46 days before the 2018 Memorial Cup starts on May 18th.