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Game Day Build-Up: January 3, 2022 – Senators at Marlies

January 3, 2022

Presented by Carpenters Union Local 397

The Set-Up:

The Belleville Senators will conclude their three game new year’s mini-series with the Toronto Marlies this afternoon, as they hit the 401 back to Toronto, for the fifth meeting of the season. Belleville got some revenge on Saturday afternoon, beating Toronto 2-1 at Coca-Cola Coliseum, following the Marlies’ 5-2 victory back at CAA Arena last Thursday night. Roby Jarventie and Rourke Chartier scored for Belleville on Saturday, with Kevin Mandolese stopping 24 of 25 shots to earn the win.

Previous History:

The Senators win on Saturday was the first of the season series, which Toronto now leads 3-1. The victory upped Belleville’s lifetime record against the Marlies to 23-19-2-2, with a record of 14-6-2-1 at Coca-Cola Coliseum. With his assist on Saturday, defender Max Guenette becomes Belleville’s leading scorer against the Marlies this season (three assists in four games played), while Alex Steeves’ five-points-in-four-games sees him pace Toronto’s attack against the Senators.

Roster Notes:

There are four additions to Belleville’s roster from Saturday’s win. Phil Daoust returns from an injury, with Jack Dougherty also drawing back into the lineup. Chris Martenet was signed on a professional tryout from the Toledo Walleye and will start on the third pair. The moves come after call-ups to the Ottawa roster and Taxi Squad for Michael Del Zotto, Scott Sabourin and Maxence Guenette. Kevin Mandolese will make his second straight start in goal, backed up by Mads Sogaard.

Who to Watch:

Senators forward Rourke Chartier is on a four-game point streak (three goals, one assist) and scored the game-winning goal on Saturday afternoon. He’s injected some speed, energy and a little bit of offence into Belleville’s lineup, since returning from his 20 game injury absence earlier this week.

For Toronto, Filip Krall is also riding a four-game point streak into this afternoon’s game (five assists), while teammate Mac Hollowell is on a three game streak (three assists). Joseph Woll is tapped to go in net today for the Marlies, after making 46 saves in Toronto’s 5-2 win over the Senators, in Belleville last week.

Follow the action:

Today’s game starts at 3:00 p.m. ET and can be heard on the Belleville Sens official broadcast partner 800 AM CJBQ, with David Foot (Broadcast time is 2:50 p.m.). The game can also be streamed live on AHL TV.

Don’t forget to download the Belleville Senators app before game time and follow the Sens social media (@BellevilleSens) for updates.