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Senators strong effort comes up short against Admirals

October 25, 2023

A solid effort by the Belleville Senators came up short on Wednesday, as they dropped a 4-1 decision at home to the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators).

Milwaukee took a 2-0 lead via Mark Jankowski’s wrist shot at 15:45 of the first period, and an Egor Afanasyev power play tip-in at 14:14 of the second, before Belleville would get its only goal early in the third. Matt Highmore took a feed from Egor Sokolov, carried the puck into the Admirals zone, and snapped a low wrist shot past Jaroslav Askarov, at 3:52.

But Belleville would only stay within a goal until 7:31 of the period, when Fedor Svechkov got in behind the Sens defence and beat Mads Sogaard. Zach L’Heureux would add an empty netter at 16:57.

Fast Facts:

  • Forward Matthew Highmore scored his first goal of the season and his first for Belleville
  • Mads Sogaard stopped 12/15 shots in the loss
  • Defenceman Tyler Kleven has had an assist in each of his last two games
  • Forward Brennan Saulnier fought with Milwaukee’s Egor Afanasyev in the second period
  • Belleville went 0/4 on the power play
  • The Senators outshot the Admirals 25-15

Sound Bytes:

Belleville Sens Head Coach Dave Bell on the loss:

“There was more that I liked out of our game than the result. I really liked the attention to detail in the defensive zone, some good breakout moments and some other good things. I think as a group there was a little bit of growth.”

Belleville Sens forward Matthew Highmore on tonight’s performance:

“Coming into the game, we wanted to build on our performances from the weekend and I thought we did that. We got better on what we worked on. It feels like we’re building, it’s obviously not the result we wanted, but it’s coming”

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Next Up:

  • Friday October 27, 2023 vs Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs) – Loyalist College Student & Alumni Night
  • Saturday October 28, 2023 vs Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs) – 90s Night presented by Hits 955
  • Friday November 3, 2023 @ Springfield Thunderbirds (St. Louis Blues) – 7:05 p.m.
  • Saturday November 4, 2023 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh Penguins) – 6:05 p.m.

Follow all the action via the Belleville Sens Entertainment Network or AHL TV.

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.

The full 2023-o0-024 Belleville Senators regular season schedule can be found by clicking here.

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