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Weekly Recap: Belleville Sens return home in playoff position

March 21, 2023

The Belleville Senators’ push for the Calder Cup playoffs continues this week at CAA Arena as they welcome the Bridgeport Islanders (New York Islanders) on Friday before hosting the Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville Predators) Saturday for History of Hockey Night, which will celebrate the legacy of the Belleville Bulls. Here’s a recap of the action from the past week.


Wednesday, March 15: Belleville 4 vs Utica 3

A late winner from Lassi Thomson and a four-assist effort from Cole Cassels lifted the Belleville Senators to a tightly contested victory over the Utica Comets. Netminder Dylan Ferguson made 26 saves in the win, while Jake Lucchini, Jacob Bernard-Docker and Roby Jarventie would also found the back of the net.

Saturday, March 18: Belleville 4 at Cleveland 1

Another stellar performance from Dylan Ferguson and tallies from Angus Crookshank, Maxence Guenette, Mitchell Heard, and Matthew Wedman helped the Senators continue their strong run of play with a decisive 4-1 win over the Cleveland Monsters.

Sunday, March 19: Belleville 3 at Cleveland 5 

The Senators concluded their two-game weekend set in Cleveland with a 5-3 loss at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday afternoon. Belleville received goals from Roby Jarventie, Cole Reinhardt and Jacob Larsson as Antoine Bibeau made 31 saves.


North Division GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT
Toronto Marlies 61 40 18 2 1 83 0.680
Utica Comets 61 30 23 6 2 68 0.557
Syracuse Crunch 59 29 22 5 3 66 0.559
Rochester Americans 59 28 25 4 2 62 0.525
Belleville Senators 62 27 28 6 1 61 0.492
Laval Rocket 61 25 26 7 3 60 0.492
Cleveland Monsters 59 26 26 5 2 59 0.500

(Standings as of 03/21/23)


The Senators sit in the fifth and final playoff position in the North Division, a signal point ahead of the Laval Rocket. Cleveland sits two points back of Belleville with three games in hand.


Goals: Angus Crookshank (23)
Assists: Egor Sokolov (33)
Points: Egor Sokolov (51)
Power-Play Goals: Angus Crookshank (11)
Shorthanded Goals: Cole Reinhardt, Ridly Greig, Jake Lucchini (2)
Plus/Minus: Matthew Boucher (+8)
Wins: Antoine Bibeau (9)
GAA: Dylan Ferguson (2.00)
SV%: Dylan Ferguson (.935)




19-Mar-23 G Dylan Ferguson Recalled to Ottawa (NHL)
19-Mar-23 G Kevin Mandolese Loaned from Ottawa (NHL)
15-Mar-23 C Ridly Greig Recalled to Ottawa (NHL)


Friday, March 24 vs Bridgeport Islanders – 7:05 p.m. (EST)

Saturday, March 25 vs  Milwaukee Admirals  –  7:05 p.m. (EST)  (History of Hockey Night)


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