Tim Gettinger and his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds continued their streaks as Gettinger’s three-point game helped the Greyhound dominate the Peterborough Petes 8-3. Gettinger scored his 14th goal of the season to go along with two primary assists improved his season totals to 14-13-27 in 25 games.
Gettinger’s first point of the night came when he spotted teammate Connor Timmins sneaking in from the point (56 seconds into the video clip) and hitting him with a pass to set up the Greyhounds third goal of the game. It was a power play goal which at the time gave the Greyhounds a 3-2 lead. The video does not catch Gettinger’s second assist as Gettinger springs Hayden Verbeek for a shorthanded goal (1:19 on the clip), the Greyhounds fifth of the game.
In the third period, Gettinger would finish up his night by scoring the Greyhounds eighth goal of the game (1:54) when he simply carried the puck into the attacking zone and wristed a shot over the goalies’ glove. Gettinger would earn the game’s second star for his play as he ends this week with six points (3-3-6).
It may not have been in a Ranger’s uniform but Morgan Barron made his Madison Square Garden hockey debut a very good one as he helped his seventh-ranked Cornell Red defeat the Boston University Terriers 4-3. Barron had two primary assists as Big Red won the annual “Red Hot Hockey” game for the very first time in the series in six tries.
In the second period with Cornell already up 1-0, Barron would pick up the puck off the left wall (53 seconds on the video clip) and find Trevor Yates coming down the slot and Yates would score to make it 2-0. Still, in the second but with Cornell on the power play, Barron found teammate Alec McCrea (1:17 on the clip) who fired a shot that deflected in off a defender for a 3-0 lead.
For Barron, it was his first multi-point game of his young NCAA career and hopefully it just the first of many Garden points for the 2017 sixth-round draft pick. Barron improves to 3-6-9 in 10 games this season which is good for third in team scoring.Adam Huska stopped 21 out of 22 shots as his UConn Huskies edged the RIT Tigers 2-1 in non-conference action on Saturday. Huska gave up a goal in the first period then shutout the Tigers the rest of the way.
Huska wins his second straight start as he improves to 5-9-2 with a 2.69 goals against and a 0.908 save percentage.
Tyler Nanne had two secondary assists but it was not enough to prevent his sixth-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers from losing to fourth-ranked Notre Dame 5-2. It was Nanne’s first multi-point game of his NCAA career.
Nanne also had two blocked shots as he improves to 1-4-5 on the season.
Ty Ronning had a secondary assist as his Vancouver Giants dropped a 5-2 road decision to the Everett Silvertips on Saturday. Ronning is a Ranger prospect best 24-12-36 on the season.