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Weekly Recap: Belleville Sens set to battle Monsters in pair of critical contests

April 3, 2023

Following a hectic three-in-three weekend, the Belleville Senators are set to resume their push for a Calder Cup Playoff berth this week as they play host to the Cleveland Monsters (Columbus Blue Jackets) on both Wednesday and Saturday for a set of contests that will undoubtedly have significant postseason implications.


Friday, March 31: Belleville 5 at Syracuse 6 (SO)

The Belleville Senators began their week with a valiant effort which saw them continuously fight back throughout the night to earn a significant point in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Syracuse Crunch.


Saturday, April 1: Belleville 4 vs  Toronto 0 

Leevi Meriläinen made 41 saves in his American Hockey League debut as the Belleville Senators shutout the Toronto Marlies 4-0 at a sold-out CAA Arena, while Dillon Heatherington, Roby Jarventie, Cole Cassels and Matthew Boucher all found the back of the net on the night.

Sunday, April 2: Belleville 2 at Toronto 6

Despite goals from Matthew Wedman and Rourke Chartier, the Senators were unable to keep pace with the Marlies on Sunday afternoon at Coca-Cola Coliseum as they concluded their three-in-three weekend with a 6-2 loss.





North Division GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT
Toronto Marlies 67 41 21 3 2 87 0.649
Syracuse Crunch 66 33 24 5 4 75 0.568
Utica Comets 67 32 25 6 4 74 0.552
Rochester Americans 66 33 25 5 3 74 0.561
Laval Rocket 67 29 28 7 3 68 0.507
Belleville Senators 67 28 30 6 3 65 0.485
Cleveland Monsters 65 29 29 5 2 65 0.500

(Standings as of 4/03/23)


The Belleville Senators are just three points behind the Laval Rocket for the fifth and final Calder Cup playoff position in the North Division and well within striking distance with five games left in the regular season. At the same time, The Senators are being closely followed by Cleveland, as the two clubs remain tied at 65 points, with the Monsters still having two games in hand.


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: Dylan Ferguson (2.00)
SV%: Dylan Ferguson (.934)




02-Apr-23 G Leevi Meriläinen Recalled to Ottawa (NHL)
02-Apr-23 G Mark Sinclair Signed to PTO
31-Mar-23 D Jacob Bernard-Docker Recalled to Ottawa (NHL)
31-Mar-23 D Zachary Massicotte Recalled from Allen (ECHL)
28-Mar-23 G Dylan Ferguson Loaned from Ottawa (NHL)
28-Mar-23 D Ben Roger Signed to ATO


Wednesday, April 5 vs Cleveland – 7:05 p.m. (EST)

Saturday, April 8 vs  Cleveland –  7:05 p.m. (EST) (Fan Appreciation Game)


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