Prospect Park: Ronning’s Keeps Scoring But Not Enough For Giants Win

In News, Prospect Park by Jess Rubenstein

Ty Ronning continues to score but it has not always translated into wins for his Vancouver Giants as they fell in overtime to the Kelowna Rockets 5-4. Ronning had a goal as well as a secondary assist as the Giants needed a third-period goal to force overtime to earn the one point that they got.

With the Giants trailing 1-0, Ronning scored his 16th goal while on a Giant’s power play. It was to quote Kelowna announcer the result of a “tic-tac-toe” play with Ronning finishing using a “one-timer (15 seconds into the video clip).

Ronning has a five-game goal scoring streak going (six goals) and earned a secondary assist on Vancouver’s third goal of the game. For the night, Ronning was 1-1-2,-1 on six shots and 2-1 on faceoffs. Overall Ronning is 16-10-26 in 18 games which leaves him second in the WHL in goals scored and he enters to the overall scoring Top Ten at number 10.

Morgan Barron and his 12th-ranked Cornell Red continue to be a nice surprise as the Red won their fifth straight 3-0 over Dartmouth. Barron had a primary assist on Cornell’s second goal when he tapped the puck backward to teammate Trevor Yates for a goal.

It was Barron’s third assist (2:02 in the video clip) as Cornell is the last unbeaten team in NCAA Division One Men’s hockey.

Barron is 2-3-5 in the five games his team has played and has looked good in limited playing time.

Sean Day had a primary assist but it was not enough to prevent his Windsor Spitfires from dropping a 4-3 decision to the Kitchener Rangers. Day who has points in nine of his last eleven games set up Windsor’s second goal. In the clip, the play starts at 1:08.

Day is now 3-9-12 in 15 games for the Spitfires who dropped their second straight.

Tim Gettinger was scoreless on one shot as his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds needed overtime before defeating the Sarnia Sting 4-3. The Greyhounds let a 3-1 lead slip away costing them a chance to move into a first-place tie with the Sting for the best record in the OHL. The Greyhounds have won five straight.

Tyler Nanne was scoreless on one shot as second-ranked Minnesota fell in overtime to unranked Michigan 5-4. Minnesota lets a 3-0 second-period lead slip away before dropping the Big Ten contest. Same two teams will face each other on Saturday night.

Adam Huska did not start for the UConn Huskies as they hosted the Ohio State Buckeyes in non-conference action. Huska did come in with 12:23 to play after the starting goalie for UConn surrendered his fifth goal of the game.

Huska faced only two shots as UConn rallied but fell one goal short losing 5-4.

No Tyler Wall as he was the backup for his UMass Lowell River Hawks as they defeated the eighth-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats 2-1. Wall is still looking for his first win of the season.