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Game Recap

Belleville Sens earn home opener win over Laval Rocket

October 16, 2022

The Belleville Senators continued their early season winning ways on Saturday night at CAA Arena as they defeated the Laval Rocket 6-3.

Laval opened the scoring as Pierrick Dubé found the back of the net at 11:01 of the first frame. Belleville responded through Jayce Hawrlyuk, who tied the contest on the power play with his second of the campaign, capitalizing on a rebound.

Early in the second period, Philippe Daoust extended the Belleville lead to 2-1, notching his first career AHL goal with the man advantage. Moments later, Cole Reinhardt made it 3-1, tallying on a shorthanded breakaway. However, the Rocket continued to show their resolve as Gabriel Bourque, and Alex Belzile evened the score after forty minutes of play.

After a scoreless start to the final frame, Scott Sabourin netted the eventual game-winner at 14:30 of the third period before Cedric Pare and Jake Lucchini closed out the contest with empty-net tallies to secure the win.

Sens On Special Teams: 

Power Play: 2/7 | Penalty Kill: 4/4

Fast Facts: 

  • Antoine Bibeau made 32 saves in the win.
  • Philippe Daoust tallied his first career AHL goal.
  • Jayce Hawrlyuk and Cole Reinhardt both had three-point efforts.

Sound Bytes: 

Head Coach Troy Mann: “These are important wins. In March and April, when you’re fighting for playoff positioning, those crucial wins at the beginning of the year can always help the cause.”

Ticket info:

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