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Game Day Build-Up: B-Sens and Rocket clash again at CAA Arena on Community Heroes Night presented by Bell

March 23, 2024

Belleville Sens Game Day Build-Up
Mar.23/24 vs Laval Rocket (NHL Affiliate: Montreal Canadiens)                  

The Set-Up:

After earning a point in an overtime defeat at home to Laval on Friday night, the Belleville Senators are preparing to clash with their divisional rivals again, as their home-ice three-in-three continues tonight at CAA Arena. Tarun Fizer scored his first AHL goal for Belleville on Friday, while Wyatt Bongiovanni chipped in with his first as a Senator, but a lapse of just under two minutes would allow the Rocket to tie the game and eventually win in overtime. The defeat sees Belleville slip to fifth in the North Division standings, but just one point back of Toronto in fourth, three points back of Rochester in third and two points ahead of Laval, who are still below the cut line. That makes tonight’s matchup that much more important, with Belleville trying to hold off the Rocket charge, ahead of a short rest matchup with Hartford on Sunday.

Previous History:

Friday’s loss drops Belleville’s record against Laval on the season to 3-3-1-0, and 2-1-1-0 at home. Lifetime against the Rocket, the Senators are now 41-30-2-3 against Laval, and 23-12-1-3 at CAA Arena. The Sens and Rocket will meet again next week, with two games in Laval, on March 29 and March 30. They’ll conclude their 12-game season series with a home-and-home set for the final two games of the season on April 19 (at Belleville) and April 20 (at Laval).

Roster Notes:

There have been no changes announced to Belleville’s roster following Friday’s game. Angus Crookshank remains in Ottawa with the NHL Senators. Garrett Pilon was a late scratch on Friday and we’re waiting on word if he’ll return to the linuep tonight or not. Full lineup details, including tonight’s alignment, will be available prior to puck drop via the B-Sens social media channels (@BellevilleSens).

Who to Watch:

Josh Currie was the only Senator to extend his point streak last night (with Angus Crookshank not playing due to his NHL recall), notching an assist to give him points in seven straight games (one goal, six assists) and tie his career high. Rookie forward Tarun Fizer also scored his first AHL goal on Friday, while newly acquired forward Wyatt Bongiovanni netted his first goal in a Belleville uniform, in his second game with the B-Sens.

No Rocket players are on lengthy point streaks, but two did have multi-point games last night. Both Lias Andersson and Logan Mailloux, who scored the overtime winner, had a goal and an assist each. Andersson has 10 points (four goals, six assists) over his last eight games played, while Mailloux has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last eight.

At the rink:

Tonight is Community Heroes Night presented by Bell, when the Senators and Bell will recognize essential workers, first responders and other citizens who are making an impact and difference in the Bay of Quinte Community. As part of the evening, the Club will once again host a Parade of Heroes, allowing fans in attendance to show their support and say thank you to those who sacrifice their time, and sometimes their safety, for the greater good. While the Parade of Heroes will happen during an intermission, fans are encouraged to show their support throughout the game by keeping the energy up and the noise level high! Additionally, fans should wear their favourite Belleville Sens gear and the fan with the most spirit could win a $500 prize pack! Fans can also take advantage of this weekend’s merchandise deal at The Locker Room Store, which is 30% off all headwear.

Ticket info:

Tickets for Community Heroes Night presented by Bell and all Belleville Sens home games for the remainder of the 2023-24 season are now on sale online, via Ticketmaster or the Belleville Sens Ticket Hub, by visiting the Belleville Sens Box Office at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, or by emailing Box Office hours are available by clicking here.

Fans can also click the following links for more information on season seat membershipsflex packsgroup experiences or Business Elite memberships, or send an email to

Follow the action:

Tonight’s game starts at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and can be seen on AHL TV and heard on the Belleville Sens Entertainment Network. Pregame coverage from CAA Arena, in Belleville, Ontario, begins at 6:50 p.m. (ET) with David Foot and Brock Ormond.

The full 2023-24 Belleville Senators regular season schedule can be found by clicking here.

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