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Chartier hat trick leads Belleville Sens to win over Amerks

April 15, 2023

A Rourke Chartier hat trick helped to pace the Belleville Senators as they defeated the Rochester Americans 7-4 on Friday night at Blue Cross Arena.

Just over two minutes into the contest, Rochester opened the scoring through Kohen Olischefski. The Americans extended their advantage at the 8:23 mark of the first period when Linus Weissbach found the back of the net on the power play.

Later in the frame, the Senators countered as Rourke Chartier registered his 16th of the campaign with a slap shot from the left circle before Cole Cassels was able to equalize the score after he was the recipient of a fortunate bounce for his 12th of the season. Belleville continued their offensive outburst as Chartier notched his second of the game to give the visitors a 3-2 lead after twenty minutes of play.

In the second, Rochester forward Brett Murray would even the score at three goals apiece. The Amerks would retake the lead late in the stanza after Jiri Kulich tallied with the man advantage.

A dominant final frame from the Senators saw Egor Sokolov, Roby Jarventie, Angus Crookshank and Chartier all score en route to a thrilling come-from-behind road victory for Belleville.

The Senators return to action tomorrow when they visit the Toronto Marlies with puck drop set for 4:00 p.m. (EST).

Sens On Special Teams: 

Power Play: 2/8 |Penalty Kill: 4/6

Fast Facts: 

  • Leevi Meriläinen made 22 saves in the win.
  • With his assist in the first period, Jake Lucchini has set a new career-high in points with 52.
  • With his hat trick performance tonight, Rourke Chartier has recorded back-to-back multi-point games.
  • Egor Sokolov set a new franchise record for the most assists in Belleville Senators history with 79.



Sound Bytes: Interim Head Coach David Bell: “Not the start we would have liked to have, but they’ve been resilient all year, and again they pulled together.”

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