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Dominating special teams paves the way as Belleville Sens defeat Marlies

April 16, 2023

Dylan Ferguson made 29 saves as the Belleville Senators set a new single-game franchise record with five power play markers en route to a dominant 7-2 victory over the Toronto Marlies on Saturday afternoon at Coca-Cola Coliseum. 

Belleville opened the scoring at the 3:50 mark of the first period through Cole Reinhardt after he capitalized on his breakaway opportunity. Later in the frame, the Senators extended their advantage as Roby Jarventie and Egor Sokolov found the back of the net with the man advantage to give the visitors a 3-0 lead after twenty minutes of play.

The Senators’ strong performance on special teams resumed in the second stanza when Maxence Guenette notched his sixth of the campaign, helping to force a goaltending change from the Marlies as Dennis Hildeby replaced Keith Petruzzelli in net. Moments later, Belleville once more struck on the power play, this time through rookie forward Ridly Greig. The scoring continued with just 2:06 remaining as Kyle Clifford got the Marlies on the board heading into the intermission. 

In the third, Toronto tallied again as Joseph Blandisi made it 5-2. Shortly after, Rourke Chartier collected his 19th of the campaign before Jake Lucchini rounded out the high-scoring affair to help secure the commanding win.  

Sens On Special Teams: 

Power Play: 5/8 | Penalty Kill: 3/5

Fast Facts: 

  • Dylan Ferguson made 29 saves in the win.
  • Cole Cassels has seven points over his current three-game point streak.
  • With his goal this afternoon, Maxence Guenette moved into fourth all-time in goals scored by a Belleville Senators defenceman. 
  • Both Lassi Thomson and Roby Jarventie recorded three-point efforts.
  • Since returning from the NHL, Egor Sokolov has collected four points in two contests.
  • John Quenneville has recorded back-to-back multi-assist games. 
  • Rookie defenceman Jorian Donovan made his AHL debut.


Sound Bytes: Interim Head Coach David Bell: “It’s the guys in the room. This coaching staff doesn’t play a shift. They go over the boards, they push each other, they hold each other accountable, and they’ve gotten some results. So it’s a credit to the leadership group.”

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