Tickets for the rest of the season can be purchased at the box office or online at bellevillesens.com
The Belleville Senators are excited to announce the launch of their new smartphone application. It will keep fans connected with their team on a more personal level in the digital world.
The user-friendly app highlights the team’s schedule and roster, updated scores,league standings, and will contain ticket-buying information.
The app features a unique aspect of “Check in to Win” where fans can check into their section and seat during the games to win various prizes. The app is available through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for android devices.
CHRIS KELLY - Our Hometown Olympian!
The Belleville Senators got the news on January 11th that their own Chris Kelly would be heading to Pyeongchang to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
At this point, Kelly had just signed his second professional tryout with the Belleville Senators after returning from the Spengler Cup where he won a gold medal. On January 25, Kelly was released from his second professional tryout to attend the Olympics in Pyeongchang. In 16 games with the Belleville Senators, Kelly picked up two assists, while adding veteran leadership to a young Sens team. It then came as an even greater surprise when it was announced that Chris Kelly would be given the honor of becoming the captain of Team Canada for the games. After going 3-0-1 in the round robin, Canada suffered a tough loss to Germany in the semi-finals, which marked its first loss to the Germans in 15 games at the Olympics. With their dream of playing for gold just cut short, the Canadians still had the opportunity to play for bronze and bring a medal back home.
The bronze medal game wasn’t going to be easy as they were playing a tough Czech team which had beaten Canada 3-2 in a round robin shootout.Kelly saved his best game for last and came out on fire, picking up two goals in the team’s 6-4 bronze medal win. The Olympic bronze adds to Kelly’s already-stellar resume that includes a Stanley Cup ring and a Spengler Cup. The Toronto native spent seven of his 12 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, which included 833 regular season games in which he scored 123 goals and 166 assists. He suited up in 120 Stanley Cup playoff games, picking he picked up 32 points.
Keeping up with the Sens
Ben Sexton named CCM/AHL Player of the Week Feb 18-25. In three games, Sexton picked up three goals and four assists which included a four-point night against Utica.
One of the major successes this year has been the 50/50 draw and the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Since November 10, Sens fans have purchased more than $200,000 worth of 50/50 tickets at the Yardmen Arena. Considering the size of Belleville in comparison to other pro hockey cities, the Sens’ 50/50 is one of the most successful in professional hockey in North America.
Many Belleville Senators have been called up to Ottawa over the course of the season and have seen successful. They include players like Max McCormick who has tallied two goals and an assist so far and Colin White who has also picked up three points.
Gabriel Gagne represented Belleville in the 2018 AHL All-Star Challenge in Utica. He helped the North Division bring home the title while also picking up a goal and four assists, as well as an assist in the final in which they defeated the Pacific Division 1-0. Gagne also leads the Sens in goals so far this season with 16, including three game-winners.
By Lauren Coyle - Communications Intern /Belleville Senators Hockey Club
Photos by Jason Scourse