Prospect Park: Gettinger’s Overtime Goal Beats Day’s Spitfires

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Tim Gettinger (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds)

Thursday night hockey saw Tim Gettinger’s fourth goal of the season as an overtime winning goal for his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. The Greyhounds were taking on their West Divison rivals Sean Day’s Windsor Spitfires for the first time this season and came away with a 4-3 overtime win.

The Greyhounds were on the road for this contest, a contest that saw several ties and lead changes through the game. Sean Day was making his season debut for the Spitfires and you could see that he has some adjusting to do after returning from the Hartford Wolf Pack training camp. Before people get the wrong idea, players have to adjust to not only the different skill sets as they move up and down the hockey ladder but they have to adapt to the game speed as well.

In my opinion, it is much harder for a younger player to adjust backwards to the speed of the game the first time they make that change like Day was doing coming in from Hartford. His game should be alright pretty quick.

Gettinger had a secondary assist on the Greyhound’s second goal for his fourth assist of the season before recording his game-winning heroics in overtime. The goal which can be seen at the 1:53 mark of the clip was Gettinger simply carrying the puck up ice and snapping a wrist shot past Windsor goalie Michael DiPietro at 1:58 of overtime.

It was Gettinger’s first game-winner of the season and you have to be impressed with the ease of the goal. Gettinger is 4-4-8 on the season thanks to the two points in the game. Gettinger in his 1-1-2 was a +1 on five shots while going 1-2 on faceoffs. Sean Day was scoreless on one shot and a -2.