Vancouver Giants Ty Ronning gets in the face of Prince George Cougars goalie Tavin Grant during WHL action at the Langley Events Centre on Oct. 27. Gary Ahuja Langley Times

Dropping the gloves with Ty Ronning

Vancouver Giants’ leading scorer has 44 goals in 50 games this season

In his final season of junior hockey, Ty Ronning leads the Vancouver Giants with 44 goals and 61 points through 50 games.

Ronning’s 44 goals are good for second in the entire WHL.

The goals and points are both career-highs for the five-foot-nine, 172-pound winger. Ronning is also just four goals back of tying former Giant — and current member of the Buffalo Sabres —Evander Kane’s team record of 48 goals.

For his career, the former first round pick (seventh overall) in the 2012 WHL bantam draft, Ronning has 108 goals and 193 points in 264 games.

A seventh-round pick of the New York Rangers, Ronning is hoping to embark on a pro career when this season ends, following in the footsteps of his father Cliff, who scored 306 goals and 869 points in 1,137 career NHL goals.

Ronning spent a few minutes with Langley Times sports reporter Gary Ahuja following a recent Giants practice to answer a few questions.

Age: 20

Hometown: born in Scottsdale, Ari. but raised in Burnaby.

Favourite movie: Far Away Places.

Favourite TV show: Stargate.

TV show you recently binge-watched: The Sopranos.

The celebrity that always makes you laugh: Kevin Hart.

The app you spend too much time on: Instagram.

Last concert: Zac Brown Band.

Favourite music genre: Michael Buble.

Pump-up song: Stronger by Kanye West

Pre-game ritual: There’s a lot of them. I like taping my stick in the stands, visualizing what I am going to do.

Favourite meal: My mom’s pasta.

Tim Hortons, Starbucks or other: White Spot coffee, one cream and one sugar.

Favourite smoothie: Booster Juice’s Funky Monkey.

At an all-you-can-eat buffet you go straight for the: Dessert.

When did you first play hockey: I could rollerblade before I could walk, so really young.

What do you love about the game: Just the excitement and winning and the team environment.

When did you know this was your sport: When I was done with lacrosse and soccer, probably when I was bantam.

Who do you pattern your game after: Cliff Ronning.

If you didn’t play hockey what sport would you play: Golf.

Nickname: Cliffy.

Athlete you admire the most: Muhammad Ali.

One thing people don’t usually know about you: I can do a back flip.

Favourite superhero and why: The Flash because he is quick.



sports@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

New group for parents of overdose victims launched by Langley mother

There is a lack of long-term resources for grieving parents

B.C. BUDGET: Fare freeze, free travel for seniors on BC Ferries

A complete fare freeze will be put into place on major routes, and fares will be rolled back on smaller routes by 15 per cent

Canadian aviation legend piloting Pitt Meadows Airport – for a little while at least

‘I love the thrill of flying,’ says 82-year-old George Miller

BC BUDGET: New spaces a step to universal child care

Fees reduced for licensed daycare operators

BC BUDGET: NDP cracks down on speculators, hidden ownership

Foreign buyers’ tax extended to Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Vancouver Island

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

Canucks blow three goal lead, lose to Avalanche in overtime

Vancouver struggled on the penalty kill, as Colorado scored all five goals on the powerplay

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx

Union says funding could stop sheriffs from leaving for higher paid jobs

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Other concerns are fencing restoration and repair, and a lack of feed for cattle.

Patrick Brown’s Tory leadership bid fate looms

Brown’s bid to for Tory leadership to be decided on Wednesday

Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban

The potential fine Alberta faces for violating free trade rules according to economic development minister

Yelling vulgar slur at reporter not a crime says judge

Judge rules ‘vulgar’ slur against reporter was not a public disturbance

Most Read