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Black Bear Ridge announced as “Official Golf Course of the Belleville Senators”

May 25, 2022

The Belleville Sens and Black Bear Ridge are swinging away on a new three-year partnership, that will build on the relationship between the two organizations, which began back in 2017-18 when the Senators moved to Belleville.

As of the start of May, Black Bear Ridge will be known as the “Official Golf Course of the Belleville Senators”, through the 2024-25 American Hockey League campaign. This expanded partnership will include several special events throughout the year, while providing Black Bear Ridge members and Belleville Sens season ticket members with access to various other exclusive experiences, along with discounts and promotions at both the golf course and CAA Arena.

Details on those events and experiences will be announced throughout the summer and into next hockey season.

“Black Bear Ridge is an exceptional facility, with a phenomenal commitment to the Bay of Quinte community that we feel matches our mission and values,” said Belleville Sens Vice President Breanne Matthews. “We are so excited to enlarge our partnership with them over the next several years, and be able to offer our fans, players, and staff special experiences and events at Black Bear. Bringing back our annual golf tournament there as well will be huge for our local charitable and corporate partners in the fall.”

“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with our heroes on the ice and the incredible organization behind them,” said Black Bear Ridge Vice President Cale Fair. “The Belleville Senators are an integral part of this community, and we see an exciting opportunity to work together to build a stronger, more united Belleville through this collaborative partnership. Black Bear Ridge is an inclusive community that exists for the love of sport and socializing. As we evolve from one of the top-rated public courses in the country, to a recreation-oriented resort, we are excited to work together to bring more events and experiences for Senators fans, guests and the broader AHL community!”

“It’s a beautiful course,” said Senators captain Logan Shaw. “A couple of us went out a few weeks ago and had a great time. The course is beautiful, and I couldn’t believe how good of shape it was in this early in the season. It’s a really nice place to get away from your day-to-day work, or the rink, and get your mind somewhere else. I’m looking forward to getting back.”

More about Black Bear Ridge:

Black Bear Ridge features 27 holes of golf, with its 18 Hole Magee Championship course and 9-hole Academy Short Course. It’s home to world class practice facilities and state of the art coaching tools. In 2021 BBR was ranked the #1 golf course in Eastern Ontario and #19 public in Canada by Score Golf.  The property also features three newly renovated luxury guest homes, which can accommodate up to 20, 16 and 4 respectively which are open to rent year-round. BBR features almost 900 acres of secluded wilderness, including 2km of frontage on the Moira River, and is evolving under new ownership to bring guests a unique hospitality experience focused on providing abundant recreation and nature-based experiences, helping to harmonize your work-life balance and leave you relaxed and restored. Find out more at or follow us on Instagram @blackbeargolf or Facebook @blackbearridge.

More about the Belleville Senators:

The Belleville Senators are the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators and since moving to the Bay of Quinte Region in 2017, have graduated more than 35 players to the NHL. Along with developing the next wave of NHL stars, the Belleville Sens are committed to continuing to forge strong and continue to provide a top-tier experience for hockey fans across the Bay of Quinte Region.