|BELLEVILLE, ON – The Belleville Senators started 2024 the same way they finished 2023, with a victory. Belleville put together a solid defensive effort in a gritty win on the road in Winnipeg, knocking off the Manitoba Moose 3-1, at Canada Life Centre.The Senators would gain some momentum from an early-period penalty kill and use that to capitalize at 9:04 of the first, when Josh Currie tipped a shot from Donovan Sebrango past Colin Delia, for his fourth goal of the season. The Senators were able to limit Manitoba to just four shots on goal in the frame while killing off two penalties. Currie would add another point in the second, assisting on Graham McPhee’s fourth goal of the season, inside the first two minutes of the frame. The Moose would answer back on a power play, via a goal-mouth scramble finish by Jeffrey Viel. The highlight of the frame, however, may have been the fight between Belleville’s Boko Imama and Manitoba’s Tyrel Bauer, which left the Moose defender bloodied. The only goal of the third came courtesy of an empty net marker from Egor Sokolov, with Mads Sogaard stopping every shot he faced in the period, to preserve the win. Fast Facts:The Senators extended their win streak to a season-high five games#6 Donovan Sebrango earned his first point as a Senator, with an assist#13 Egor Sokolov had a goal, to extend his point streak to five games#18 Josh Currie had a goal and an assist and was named the game’s third star#27 Graham McPhee had a goal and an assist and was named the game’s first star#40 Mads Sogaard stopped 15/16 shotsThe Senators were 0/2 on the power play and 4/5 on the penalty killSound Bytes:Belleville Sens forward Graham McPhee on the keys to win: “We’re playing safe and reliable and when we get our chances, we found the net tonight. When we play within our structure it’s pretty easy, so sticking to our structure has been the biggest thing. We have a really strong group in there and guys are playing for each other and it’s really fun to be a part of.” Belleville Sens forward Josh Currie on the keys to the current win streak: “We had a good week of practice after a couple days to rest up and got a lot of good thing done. I think we’re just feeling good as a team. When you win, everyone’s kind of feeling better and more confident, and I think that’s starting to show in our play.” Full media availabilities are below.
Next Up:Tomorrow @ Manitoba Moose (Winnipeg Jets) – 3:00 p.m. ETWednesday January 10, 2024 vs Manitoba Moose (Winnipeg Jets) – 7:00 p.m. ET (Winning Wednesday)Friday January 12, 2024 @ Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs) – 7:00 p.m. ETSunday January 14, 2024 vs Toronto Marlies (Sunday Fun Day) – 2:00 p.m. ETTicket Info: Tickets for all Belleville Sens home games for the remainder of the 2023-24 season are now on sale online, via Ticketmaster or the Belleville Sens Ticket Hub, by visiting the Belleville Sens Box Office at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Box Office hours are available by clicking here. Fans can also click the following links for more information on season seat memberships, flex packs, group experiences or Business Elite memberships, or send an email to email@example.com. The full 2023-2024 Belleville Senators regular season schedule can be found by clicking here.
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The Belleville Senators are the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey Leagues’ Ottawa Senators and have been operating in the AHL since the 2017-18 season. The Senators play their home games out of the CAA Arena at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre and have graduated more than 60 players to the NHL since moving from Binghamton, New York.
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