With the 2019-20 American Hockey League schedule released, the Belleville Senators know exactly who they will be playing this coming year.
All in all, the Senators will battle 17 teams for 76 regular season contests. Some sides they’ll only battle twice; others they will square off with as many as 12 times.
So, let’s take a browse through the Sens’ all-time record against each 2019-20 opponent.
Toronto Marlies (12 games in 2019-20)
The Senators’ biggest rival, the Battle of Ontario is always can’t miss hockey. Through two years of games, each team has taken the rivalry by storm.
The Marlies dominated year one of the match-up with Belleville winning just three of the 12 contests. Last season though, that flipped as the Sens came out victorious eight times, losing only twice in regulation.
Overall, the Senators are 11-10-1-2 in the Battle of the 401. Despite Belleville’s notoriously good home record, especially under Troy Mann, the Sens have had much better success in Toronto than at CAA Arena going 7-3-1-1 all-time at Coca-Cola Coliseum and Scotiabank Arena.
Laval Rocket (12 games)
Contests between the two Canadian squads have always been tight with no team getting a stranglehold on the head-to-head.
Belleville is 12-10-1-1 all-time against the Rocket over 24 games with eight of those wins coming at home.
Utica Comets (eight games)
2019-20 will be the first year in which the two North Division rivals face-off more than six times in a season as that number increases to eight. For Belleville, they’ll like that as they hold a 7-5 record against the Comets and have thoroughly outplayed Utica at home, compiling a dominant 5-1 record at CAA Arena.
Binghamton Devils (six games)
Since its inception two seasons ago, this battle between the current and former home of the Senators AHL franchise has been very tight.
Belleville has gone 7-6-0-1 against Bingo over 14 games, despite the latter’s season struggles since switching affiliations, but five of those wins have come at home as the Sens have somewhat struggled down in New York.
Rochester Americans (six games)
From essentially day one, the Sens have found success against the Amerks. Belleville has gone 7-4-1-0 although more of those wins (four) have come on the road rather than at home. Despite Belleville’s success against the Americans, Rochester has made the Calder Cup playoffs both years Belleville have been in the league while the Sens have missed out both times.
Syracuse Crunch (six games)
For all of Belleville’s strong divisional play, their struggles against Syracuse are very prominent. The Sens have played better than .500 at home over two seasons, going 4-3, but in seven previous contests in Syracuse, Belleville has still yet to leave town with a ‘W’.
That 0-6-0-1 record in Syracuse leaves the Senators 4-9-0-1 all-time against the Crunch.
Cleveland Monsters (four games)
With Cleveland’s addition to the North Division ahead of last season, the two teams have only had one season of contests where they squared off eight times in 2018-19.
It was a season series that was dominated by the home team. Belleville went 3-0-0-1 at home but were winless in four attempts in Cleveland leaving the Sens at a 3-4-0-1 overall record against the team that narrowly edged Belleville out of the playoffs last season.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (two games)
Safe to say the Senators don’t enjoy facing the Sound Tigers.
Belleville is 0-4 all-time against Bridgeport and have only scored five goals in those four games.
Hartford Wolf Pack (two games)
Hartford has been good to Belleville as the Senators are 3-1 against the former NHL city.
Belleville won both contests during its inaugural season while last year the road team came out victorious on each occasion.
Hershey Bears (two games)
Forever etched in history for the Senators as the team they beat for their first win in franchise history, that victory still remains their only win in four attempts against the Bears.
Belleville is 1-2-0-1 against Mann’s former team but did collect a point last season in Hershey as part of the Sens’ 17-game point streak.
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (two games)
The Senators have only managed to gather one win in four attempts against the Phantoms over two seasons which happened to come in their first ever meeting in November 2017.
Belleville has yet to win in Allentown as the Phantoms ride a three-game winning streak over the Sens into 2019-20.
Providence Bruins (two games)
The Sens have lost just once in regulation against the Bruins over four contests, holding a 2-1-0-1 record against Providence.
Belleville has yet to win in Rhode Island, though.
Springfield Thunderbirds (two games)
These two teams didn’t match-up in 2018-19 but faced off twice during the Sens’ inaugural season.
The Senators will be hoping for better luck in 2019-20 though as the Thunderbirds took both contests during the 2017-18 season.
Grand Rapids Griffins (two games)
Belleville and Grand Rapids were introduced to each other in 2018-19 for the first time with the Sens claiming a .500 record in the process.
The Senators picked up a win at home and on the road last season over the course of four contests but this year the team’s will meet just twice.
Milwaukee Admirals/Rockford IceHogs (two games each)
The two new opponents on Belleville’s 2019-20 schedule, the Sens will face off with Milwaukee and Rockford once at home and once on the road.
Through two seasons of Senators hockey, Belleville holds a 66-73-5-8 record. At CAA Arena, the Sens are 38-33-2-3.
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