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David Bell earns first win as Interim Head Coach in 4-2 victory over Crunch

February 16, 2023

Antoine Bibeau made 34 saves and Angus Crookshank scored twice as the Belleville Senators defeated the Syracuse Crunch 4-2 on Wednesday night at CAA Arena.

Belleville opened the scoring 4:46 into the contest when Cole Cassels capitalized on a rebound. Later in the frame, the Senators extended their advantage as Crookshank found the back of the net on the power play to take a 2-0 lead into the intermission.

Early in the second period, Crookshank once again scored with the man advantage at the 5:21 mark of the stanza. However, Syracuse quickly responded through Daniel Walcott before Philippe Myers tallied shorthanded to make it a 3-2 score after forty minutes of play.

Despite a late push from the Crunch, Belleville showed their defensive resolve earning a hard-fought victory as Jake Lucchini notched his 11th of the campaign into an empty net with one second remaining in regulation time.

Sens On Special Teams: 

Power Play: 2/9 | Penalty Kill: 3/3

Fast Facts: 

  •  Antoine Bibeau made 34 saves in the win.
  • Cole Cassels extended his point streak to four straight.
  • Angus Crookshank has five points in his last four games and leads the team with 17 goals.
  • Maxence Guenette tallied two assists on the night.
  • Mark Kastelic collected his first AHL point of the season with a helper.


Sound Bytes: Interim Head Coach David Bell: “Bibeau was outstanding. If he doesn’t have that first period, we’re not in the game.”

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