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Sens finish preseason with 5-2 loss in Laval

October 8, 2023

The Belleville Senators finished off their 2023-24 preseason schedule with a 5-2 loss against the Rocket, in Laval, on Sunday afternoon.

The Rocket wasted no time getting things started, with Philippe Maillet scoring just 39 seconds into the first period. That was followed up by Nathan Légaré’s second of the preseason, just a few minutes later. Cole Reinhardt would score Belleville’s only goal of the first, at 7:39, finishing off a pass from Brennan Saulnier. Matthew Boucher, who signed a PTO with Belleville prior to the game, had the second assist on the play.

The teams would trade goals in the second. Jayden Struble beat Kevin Mandolese at 3:28, before Belleville’s Boucher got one back just over a minute later. Saulnier and Donovan Sebrango assisted on the Boucher marker. 

Filip Mesar and Jan Mysak would add on a goal each in the third for the Rocket. 

Belleville begins the 2023-24 AHL Regular Season on Saturday October 14, in Hershey against the Bears. Fans can hear that game live on the Belleville Sens Entertainment Network, and watch it on AHL TV.

Fast Facts:

  • Brennan Saulnier had two assists
  • Matthew Boucher had a goal and an assist
  • Kevin Mandolese made 39 saves on 44 shots against

Sound Bytes:

Belleville Sens forward Brennan Saulnier’s thoughts on the short training camp:

“It’s just one of those things where you want to create good habits as soon as possible. We have some guys who have been going for a month and some who haven’t even had a training camp yet. You just try to gel as quickly as possible and create some structure. We’re just trying to get our skates under us and be ready for what’s to come.”

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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.