Ronning recorded all three of his points in the third period to help the Giants break open a close game. First Ronning set up Bowen Brian’s first WHL goal while on a Giants power-play. The goal also turned out to be the game-winning goal as the Giants went up 3-1 at 2:29. Ronning’s second point was also a primary assist as he set up Milos Roman’s fourth goal of the season at 7:09 to give the Giants a 4-1 lead.
Ronning would end the night recording his 10th goal of the season, a shorthanded goal into an empty net for the Giant’s fifth goal of the night. In four games this week, Ronning was 6-3-9 and 4-3-7 in his last two which will most likely put him into consideration for WHL player of the week honors.
At 10-6-16, Ronning leads his Giants in scoring and has entered the WHL’s Top Ten at number nine in goals scored.
Adam Huska had a rough night in goal for his UConn Huskies giving up six goals in a 6-3 loss to eighth-ranked Boston University. Huska stopped 26 out of 32 shots on goal as the Huskies did not help matters by surrendering three power-play goals.
Huska falls to 2-3-1 with a 2.95 goals against and a 0.905 save percentage.
Tyler Nanne was moved from defense to fourth line right wing as his seventh-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers were shut out by fourth-ranked North Dakota 4-0. The move was made in response to several injuries on the Golden Gophers so it looks more like a temporary move than a permanent position switch.
Still, it does help Nanne’s cause if he can play two positions and he did take four shots on goal. Hope to see more of Nanne on the wing down the road.
Tyler Wall remains on the bench for his UMass Lowell River Hawks and after the River Hawks won their third straight 5-0 over St. Lawrence, it might be a while before he gets another start.
His replacement currently leads the NCAAs with a 0.86 goals against and a 0.971 save percentage. Wall is dead last (66th) with a 4.50 goals against and a 0.833