RECAP | Senators – Americans: Third Period Woes Continue for Belleville

Photo by Rochester Americans


FINAL | 2017-18 Season, Game 29 | Wednesday December 20, 2017 
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY




Photo by Rochester Americans


Forward lines and defense pairings: 

[one_half]McCormick – O’Brien – Gagne
DiDomenico – Reinhart – Rodewald
Perron – White – Blunden
Dunn – Ciampini – Randell[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Englund – Burgdoerfer
Murray – Erkamps
Lajoie – Melancon[/one_half_last]


Scratches: Patrick Sieloff, Christian Jaros, Ethan Werek, Andrew Hammond

Injured Reserve: Kyle Flanagan, Ben Sexton

Game Report

The Belleville Senators got back in action Wednesday night in Rochester after a tough weekend of hockey. The Senators were definitely looking for a bounce back performance but the Americans posed a tough challenge.

The opening period was mostly uneventful. The Senators came out strong and the pace early in the frame favored them, out-shooting Rochester three to one in the early going. Both teams got power play opportunities in the first but did not make good on their chances. After 20 minutes, the teams were scoreless.

The second period did not bring more offense. While the teams exchanged solid chances in the period, with Belleville getting the lion’s share of them. This included a Jack Rodewald chance in front of Linus Ullmark that was turned aside and a Max McCormick shot after a turnover from Seth Griffith in his own zone. Through two periods, the Senators and Amerks were scoreless.

In the third period there was finally some offense, but unfortunately for the Senators, they were not the ones who did the scoring early in the period. For the third straight game, Belleville allowed three or more unanswered goals in the third.

Sahir Gill scored twice in 23 seconds, first he deflected home an Andrew MacWilliam point shot, then scoring off a feed from Zach Redmond. Later in the frame, it was Redmond putting the game even more out of reach on a harmless looking shot that fooled Danny Taylor. Daniel Ciampini scored late but it did not matter as the Senators lost 3-1.

The third period continues to be an issue for the Belleville Senators. Like this past weekend in their games against Manitoba and Binghamton, the Sens played a solid 40 minutes but the third period has not been kind to them. Belleville gets back to work Friday, hosting the Syracuse Crunch.

▼      Max Reinhart, Erik Burgdoerfer, Chris DiDomenico

32 Shots 24
0 for 5 Power Play 0 for 6
17 Penalty Minutes 15
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Senators (11-15-0-3) 0 0 1 1
 Americans (17-6-3-3) 0 0 3 3
Scorers Goalies
  • BEL: Ciampini (3)
  • RCH: Gill (8), Gill (9), Redmond (7)
  • BEL: Taylor (L) 3-9-0-1
  • RCH: Ullmark (W) 13-4-3-1
 AHL Three Stars

  1. Linus Ullmark  RCH
  2. Sahir Gill  RCH
  3. Zach Redmond  RCH

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