RECAP | Senators – Checkers: Reinhart Scores Twice in Belleville Victory

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Photo by Charlotte Checkers

 

FINAL | 2017-18 Season, Game 19 | Wednesday November 22, 2017 
Bojangles’ Coliseum, Charlotte, NC

SENATORS
Belleville

5-2

CHECKERS
Charlotte

Photo by Charlotte Checkers

Lineup

Forward lines and defense pairings: 

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

[one_half_last]Englund – Jaros
Sieloff – Burgdoerfer
Murray – Erkamps[/one_half_last]

Goaltenders:
Driedger
Taylor

Scratches: Justin Vaive

Injured Reserve: Mike Blunden, Kyle Flanagan, Ben Sexton

Game Report

The Belleville Senators got right back to work against the Charlotte Checkers Wednesday night. The Senators were looking to avenge the 4-2 loss from the previous night in the fourth and final meeting between these two teams this season.

Just like in game one of the two-game set, the Senators got off to a great start. Just over four minutes into the game, Max Reinhart redirected an Ethan Werek pass over the shoulder of Jeremy Smith to make it 1-0. Belleville had their chances to add to their lead, notably a Colin White breakaway off a beautiful dish from Francis Perron, but they did not make good. After some solid saves from Chris Driedger, Roland McKeown beat him in the dying minutes of the period to tie it up 1-1.

The second period brought more of the same. Belleville scored early in the frame, this time a beautiful shot short-side from Daniel Ciampini to restore the Senators lead. Jim O’Brien also scored in the frame with a beautiful deke to the backhand in tight to make it 3-1 Belleville. But just like the first period, Charlotte scored one late. Mike Ferrantino went top shelf on Driedger from a sharp angle to make it 3-2.

In the third period, the Senators bounced back after allowing the Ferrantino goal late in the second. Reinhart scored his second of the night off another feed from Werek to make it 4-2. Max McCormick added an empty-netter to seal the deal.

The Senators bounced back to take the second game in the back-to-back with the Checkers. They were in control of the game from start to finish and Driedger was solid between the pipes when he was called upon.

Belleville has some time off before they get back to work. They open a two-game set in Toronto Saturday afternoon to face the Marlies before returning home to host the Laval Rocket next week.

▲      Ethan Werek, Max Reinhart, Max McCormick, Andreas Englund, Chris Driedger

 Statistics 
SENATORS CHECKERS
23 Shots 29
0 for 4 Power Play 0 for 2
4 Penalty Minutes 8
 Scoring
 FINAL 1 2 3 OT SO T
 Senators (9-9-0-1) 1 2 2 5
 Checkers (11-8-0-0) 1 1 0 2
Scorers Goalies
  • BEL: Reinhart (4), Ciampini (2), O’Brien (6), Reinhart (5), McCormick (3)
  • CHA: McKeown (2), Ferrantino (2)
  • BEL: Driedger (W) 1-1-0-0
  • CHA: Smith (L) 3-6-0-0
 AHL Three Stars
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  1. Nick Schilkey  CHA
  2. Ethan Werek  BEL
  3. Mike Ferrantino  CHA

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