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Game Day Build-Up: Senators at Monsters – November 6, 2021

November 6, 2021

Presented by Carpenters Union Local 397

The Set-Up:

It was a successful start to a weekend in Cleveland for the Belleville Senators on Friday but repeating their 6-2 victory won’t be easy on Saturday, as the Monsters are likely to push back. Belleville had six different goal scorers find the net last night, including five of them for the first time this season, with Cole Reinhardt, Erik Brannstrom, Kole Sherwood, Scott Sabourin and Parker Kelly all scoring their first of the year. Jake Lucchini extended his team scoring lead with his sixth goal and Mads Sogaard made 23 saves on 25 shots for the win. The win was Belleville’s first on the road this season and snapped an overall three game losing streak.

Previous History:

Coming into last night’s game the Senators had only ever won twice in Cleveland, with both of those wins coming near the end of the 2019-20 campaign, but Belleville is now on a three-game win streak on the Monsters home ice. The Friday victory also evens Belleville’s lifetime record against the Monsters to 7-7-0-1, including a 3-4-0-0 mark away from home. The Belleville Sens will try to match what Cleveland did at CAA Arena a couple weeks back and take both games in enemy territory, to wrap the four-game season series.

Roster Notes:

There is no change to the injured list with Philippe Daoust, Rourke Chartier, Colby Williams, Tyrell Goulbourne, Mitch Hoelscher and Jonathan Aspirot all out hurt. Kevin Mandolese is expected to make his fifth start of the year in goal. Full roster details will be announced prior to puck drop.

Who to Watch:

Senators forward Jake Lucchini was the player to watch last night but will likely draw the focus again after scoring his third goal in three games. He has five points over that span as wel. Veteran defenceman Dillon Heatherington was a tidy plus three on the blueline last night and will look to continue that stalwart defensive play this evening.

For Cleveland, former Belleville Bulls captain Brendan Gaunce snapped a five game goalless drought last night, with his last marker coming back on October 22 in Belleville. Forward Tyler Sikura and defender Jake Chrsitiansen also have points in back-to-back games.

Where to Watch:

Tonight’s game starts at 7:00 p.m. ET and can be heard on the Belleville Sens official broadcast partner 800 AM CJBQ, with Jack Miller. 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 for updates.

Ticket info:

Single game tickets for the 2021-22 Belleville Senators season are now on sale and can be purchased via Ticketmaster, by stopping by the CAA Arena Box Office. Season Ticket Memberships and Flex Packs are also available with more information available at