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Game Day Build-Up: Senators look for better effort in rematch with Monsters

February 11, 2023

Presented by Carpenters Union Local 397
Feb.11/23 @ Cleveland Monsters (NHL Affiliate: Columbus Blue Jackets)

The Set-Up:

The Belleville Senators got quite the fright from the Cleveland Monsters last night, dropping a 6-2 decision at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, but less than 24 hours later, they’ll get another crack at their North Division foes this afternoon, as the two teams clash in Cleveland again. Scott Sabourin and Jonathan Aspirot scored for the Sens, while six different Monsters found the net. Interim Head Coach David Bell said yesterday that “you get what you work for” and that he “expects a much hungrier group” today.

Previous History:

Yesterday’s loss drops the Senators all-time record against the Monsters to 9-8-0-1 and 4-5-0-0 at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Belleville is now 1-2-0-0 against Cleveland this season, after the two teams split a pair of games back in Belleville, earlier in the season.

Roster Notes:

With a 1:00 pm (ET) puck drop,  there may still be lineup decisions to be made. Interim Head Coach David Bell will release his full lineup for this afternoon closer to game time.

Injury Report:


Name Pos. Last Game Games Missed Timeline



Jayce Hawryluk RW Jan.13/23 vs TOR 6 6-8 Weeks



Philippe Daoust C Nov.23/22 @ UTC 27 Season Ending



Kyle Betts C Feb.4/23 vs ROC 2 Long Term

Lower Body


Rourke Chartier C Feb.2/23 vs ROC 2 Long Term

Lower Body


Matt Wedman C Dec.31/22 @ UTC 12 Long Term

Lower Body

Who to Watch:

Power forward Scott Sabourin extended his point streak to three games with his team-leading 16th goal of the season last night and has scored in back-to-back games. He also led all forwards in shots on goal last night, putting five on Jet Greaves. Meanwhile, Cole Cassels has points in back-to-back games (three assists). Defenceman Lassi Thomson also had assists on both of Belleville’s goals last night.

Three Monsters had multi-point games last night, including Trey Fix-Wolansky (one goal, one assist), Cole Sillinger (one goal, two assists), David Jiricek (three assists) and the game’s first star Jake Christiansen (one goal, three assists). Josh Dunne also tallied again last night, giving him four goals against the Senators this season.

Follow the action:

Tonight’s game can be seen on AHL TV, or heard live on the Belleville Sens Entertainment Network. Pregame coverage starts at 12:45p.m. (ET) with David Foot.

Ticket info:

Tickets for all Belleville Sens home games are available via Ticketmaster or at the CAA Arena Box Office, with more information on group experiences, promotional packs and more, available on the Belleville Sens website.

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