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Sokolov hat trick paces Belleville Sens to win over Amerks

January 5, 2023

An Egor Sokolov hat trick helped pace the Belleville Senators as they returned to the win column ending a season-high four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Rochester Americans on Wednesday night at Blue Cross Arena.

After a scoreless first period, Belleville opened the scoring when Ridly Greig notched his tenth of the season at 4:11 of the middle stanza. The Senators continued to extend their advantage throughout the frame as Sokolov quickly found the back of the net twice before the 11:15 mark of the period to give the visitors a 3-0 lead. Shortly after, Rochester responded with a power play tally from Linus Weissbach to make it 3-1 after forty minutes.

In the third, Belleville struck twice more to seal the contest. Jonathan Aspirot notched his second of the campaign with a heavy slap shot before Sokolov completed his hat trick with a long-range effort into an empty net to round out the scoring with 4:07 remaining in regulation time.

The Senators return to action Friday when they visit the Syracuse Crunch with puck drop set for 7:00 p.m. (EST).

Sens On Special Teams: 

Power Play: 1/5 |Penalty Kill: 4/5

Fast Facts: 

  • Mads Søgaard made 29 saves.
  • Ridly Greig has five goals in his last three appearances.
  • Jonathan Aspirot extended his point streak to three straight games.
  • Viktor Lodin recorded a career-high three assists.
  • Egor Sokolov notched his second career hat trick.
  • Sokolov and Lodin tied a franchise record for most points in a signal period with three.


Sound Bytes: Head Coach Troy Mann: “Between managing the momentum swings and special teams, I think if we’re able to do that and play the type of game did a week ago, we’ll be able to get away with two points tonight.”

Ticket info: Tickets for all Belleville Sens home games are available via Ticketmaster or at the CAA Arena Box Office.