Sorry folks, needed a break so please allow me to catch up on the week that was for the prospects. To be honest this was a week that was not much different from how the season has gone.
Ty Ronning and Tim Gettinger did most of the scoring as their teams continue their push towards the playoffs.
Morgan Barron continues to impress for the now fourth-ranked Cornell Red and Tyler Wall finally got his first win of the season. At the same time, Sean Day had one very good game and two quiet ones. Morgan Barron and Tyler Nanne had quiet weeks.
Ty Ronning playing in three games this week scoring four goals (including his third hat trick) as Vancouver went 2-0-1. Ronning improved his season totals to 40-17-57 with the 40 goals second best in the WHL.
Tim Gettinger was 2-2-4 in four games this week as Sault Ste. Marie was 4-0. Both Gettinger goals were game-winning goals as to improve his season to 22-19-41. The captain of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds has watched his team go 28-0-0-1 as the top-ranked team in the entire CHL.
You will like his game-winner on this clip. It starts at the 1:30 mark
Sean Day had a four point game on last Sunday and then was scoreless the rest of the week. Day’s play against the Niagara IceDogs showed why the Rangers made the right move drafting him. From a nasty point shot to his skating ability, IF the Rangers can nurture him then they will get a solid player.
The biggest thing I see holding Day back will be consistency as he needs to develop that in order to remain in the NHL. His skills will earn him a legit shot at an NHL career but can he stick? That will be up to Sean.
Day is 5-21-26 this season which are career best paces for him.
Morgan Barron was scoreless for his fourth-ranked Cornell Red in two games this week. The freshman forward was quiet on Friday with just one shot and better Saturday with four. Barron still can be viewed as a very nice surprise this season.
Tyler Nanne had a secondary assist in two games as his 10th-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers were swept by Michigan. Nanne who is coming back from a heart ailment remains a longshot for the NHL but has not played badly this season. Nanne is 3-5-8 in 26 games playing defense and some right wing.
Adam Huska saw his UConn Huskies shutout in their only game this week 3-0 by Merrimack. Huska and the Huskies have dropped four straight but Huska cannot be blamed for the losses alone. UConn was outshot 38-16 with Huska giving up just two goals on 37 shots.
Huska is 8-14-2 with a 2.52 goals against and a 0.914 save percentage.
Tyler Wall finally got his first win of the season with a 4-0 shutout of the Arizona Sun Devils on Friday night. Making just his first start since December 9th, Wall stopped all 24 shots he faced as he earned his first win to go against six losses.
Wall is very much suffering from a sophomore jinx might see more action after his UMass-Lowell team was shutout the next night by the same Arizona team also 4-0. Wall is 1-6 with a 4.68 GAA and a 0.848 SV.