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Weekly Recap: Belleville Sens continue push for the Calder Cup playoffs

April 11, 2023

After collecting three of a possible four points last week, the Belleville Senators remain entrenched in the North Division playoff picture as they prepare for the final week of the regular season, which features a pivotal three-game road trip beginning on Friday night in Rochester before a weekend set against the Toronto Marlies at Coca-Cola Coliseum.


Wednesday, April 5: Belleville 0 vs Cleveland 1 (SO)

Mark Sinclair turned aside 41 shots to earn a shutout in his AHL debut as he helped the Belleville Senators to earn a crucial point in a 1-0 shootout loss to the Cleveland Monsters.


Saturday, April 8: Belleville 3 vs Cleveland 1 

The Senators completed their season series against the Monsters with a 3-1 win during their annual Fan Appreciation game as Jake Lucchini, Jacob Larsson, and Cole Cassels all found the back of the net on the night while Leevi Meriläinen made 21 saves in the win.


North Division GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT
Toronto Marlies 69 41 22 4 2 88 0.638
Rochester Americans 69 35 25 6 3 79 0.572
Syracuse Crunch 69 34 25 6 4 78 0.565
Utica Comets 69 33 26 6 4 76 0.551
Laval Rockets 70 31 29 7 3 72 0.514
Cleveland Monsters 69 32 30 5 2 71 0.514
Belleville Senators 69 29 30 6 4 68 0.493

(Standings as of 04/12/23)


The Senators sit four points behind the Laval Rocket for the fifth and final Calder Cup playoff position in the North Division. While Cleveland are three points ahead of Belleville with a game in hand. More on the overall American Hockey League playoff picture can be found by clicking here.


Goals: Angus Crookshank (25)
Assists: Egor Sokolov (36)
Points: Egor Sokolov (55)
Power-Play Goals: Angus Crookshank (12)
Shorthanded Goals: Jake Lucchini (4)
Plus/Minus: Matthew Boucher (+11)
Wins: Antoine Bibeau (9)
GAA: Leevi Meriläinen (.50)
SV%: Leevi Meriläinen (.984)



07-Apr-23 C Ridly Greig Reassigned by Ottawa (NHL)
07-Apr-23 C Mitchell Heard Released from PTO
07-Apr-23 G Leevi Meriläinen Reassigned by Ottawa (NHL)
07-Apr-23 G Mark Sinclair Released from PTO
06-Apr-23 G Alex Horawski Released from PTO
05-Apr-23 G Alex Horawski Signed to PTO
04-Apr-23 RW Egor Sokolov Recalled to Ottawa (NHL)


Friday, April 14 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m. (EST)

Saturday, April 15 at  Toronto –  4:0o p.m. (EST)

Sunday, April 16  at Toronto– 4:00 p.m. (EST)


Tickets for all Belleville Sens home games are available via Ticketmaster or at the CAA Arena Box Office, with more information on group experiences, promotional packs and more available on the Belleville Sens website.

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