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Game Recap

Belleville Sens earn decisive win over Monsters

April 9, 2023

The Belleville Senators completed their season series against the Cleveland Monsters with a crucial 3-1 win on Saturday night at CAA Arena.

With the victory, the Senators now sit only two points behind the Laval Rocket for the fifth and final Calder Cup playoff position in the North Division with three games left in the regular season. While Cleveland is now just a single point ahead of Belleville.

Cleveland opened the scoring when Mikael Pyyhtia capitalized on a rebound to get the visitors on the board at the 12:39 mark of the first period. Less than a minute later, the Senators equalized through Jake Lucchini as he collected his 18th of the campaign.

In the second, veteran defenceman Jacob Larsson found the back of the net with a seeing-eye shot to give the Senators a 2-1 lead after forty minutes.

A strong defensive effort throughout the final frame and an empty-net tally from Cole Cassels with under a minute to play in regulation time would help to secure the Belleville win.

The Senators return to action next Friday night when they visit the Rochester Americans for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop from Blue Cross Arena.

Sens On Special Teams: 

Power Play: 0/5 | Penalty Kill: 2/2

Fast Facts: 

  • Leevi Meriläinen made 21 saves in the win
  • Cole Cassels and Rourke Chartier both had multi-point efforts on the night.
  • Jacob Larsson set a new career-high after scoring his fourth goal of the season.


Sound Bytes: Interim Head Coach David Bell: “It didn’t matter how. We got a result, and we got the win. That’s what we needed. So there were some moments that weren’t great. But at the end of the day, we got two points.”

Ticket info: Tickets for all Belleville Sens home games are available via Ticketmaster or at the CAA Arena Box Office.