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Game Day Build-Up: Senators look to sink Admirals as four-game homestand continues

October 25, 2023

Oct.25/23 vs Milwaukee Admirals (NHL Affiliate: Nashville Predators)                   

The Set-Up:

After a one-game weekend last week, that saw the Belleville Sens knock off the Laval Rocket in their home opener at CAA Arena, the American Hockey League schedule starts to feel a bit more like its hectic self this week. The Sens begin a stretch of three games in four nights tonight, against the Milwaukee Admirals, to finish a four-game home stand. Three Senators had multi-point games last weekend, including a pair of goals from Zack MacEwen, a goal and an assist each from Zack Ostapchuk and Brennan Saulnier, and a pair of assists from Cole Reinhardt. The Admirals, meanwhile, have lost back-to-back games by 3-2 score lines, including last night in Toronto against the Marlies.

Previous History:

Tonight’s matchup is just the fifth with Milwaukee in Belleville’s franchise history and to this point, the Sens have yet to pick up a victory. Belleville’s lifetime record against the Admirals is 0-3-0-1, after the Sens went 0-1-0-1 against Milwaukee last season. In their last meeting on

Roster Notes:

The Senators seemed to get out of last weekend’s matchup relatively healthy, with no new names added to the injured list. Tyler Boucher continues to work his way back to full health and won’t be ready to go tonight. Mads Sogaard is expected to make his second consecutive start tonight, backed up by Kevin Mandolese. Full lineup details are expected prior to puck drop.

Who to Watch:

Power forward Zack MacEwen made an immediate impact for Belleville, after being assigned to the AHL club from Ottawa last week. The 27-year-old from Charlottetown, PEI notched his 100th and 101st AHL points in his B-Sens debut. Additionally, forward Zack Ostapchuk scored his first career AHL goal last weekend and added an assist for his first professional multi-point game. Rookie defenceman Tyler Kleven had an assist, for his first AHL point, as well.

Milwaukee has been led early on by Russian playmaker Denis Gurianov, who has four points (one goal, three assists). The former first round draft pick to Dallas played all of last season in the NHL, splitting time between Dallas and Montreal. The Ads’ roster also boasts some other former first round picks like Fedor Svechkov (Nashville’s 19th overall pick in 2021) and Reid Schaefer (Edmonton’s 32nd overall pick in 2022), along with former Kingston Frontenac Roland McKeown on the blueline.

Follow the action:

Tonight’s game can seen on AHL TV and heard on the Belleville Sens Entertainment Network. pregame coverage from CAA Arena in Belleville, Ontario, begins at 6:45 p.m. (ET) with David Foot and Tim Durkin.

Ticket info:

Tickets for all Belleville Sens home games through January 20, 2024, are now on sale online via the Belleville Sens Ticket Hub, or by emailing Tickets for the second half of the season will be available for purchase beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday November 20, 2023, with information on hours for the Belleville Sens Box Office at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, to be released later. 

Fans looking to buy second half tickets can secure those seats now, by purchasing season seat membershipsflex packsgroup experiences or Business Elite memberships. Further information on the Belleville Sens promotional schedule, special events and more, are set to be released in the coming weeks. 

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

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