B-Sens power play leads to loss


(Senators defenceman Andreas Englund)

The Belleville Senators won’t have to look far to see what went wrong in Laval last night.

An ineffective power play that not only went 0 for 6 but also yielded two short handed goals gave the Rocket a 3-2 win over the visiting B-Sens.

Belleville had goals from Jack Rodewald (7th) and Gabriel Gagne (16th) while Danny Taylor made 24 saves. Jeremy Gregoire, Kyle Baun and Daniel Audette scored for the Rocket with Charlie Lindgren turning aside 25 shots.

The Sens struck first with 4:01 left in the opening frame on Rodewald’s seventh of the year — on his 24th birthday — as he tipped in Jordan Murray’s point shot from the blueline. With Belleville on the power play, they conceded their seventh short-handed goal of the season as Gregoire broke in 2-on-1 and beat Taylor with just 39.6 seconds left in the first period to make it 1-1.

In the second period the Rocket struck through Baun’s fourth of the season as he converted a give-and-go with Antoine Waked at 3:05 before the hosts extended its lead at 9:39 as Audette scored the Rocket’s second shorty of the night on an odd man rush. But Belleville got back within one with 2:10 left in the second as Gagne benefited from Max Reinhart hard work as he forced a turnover behind the net with the puck squirting out front to Gagne who turned and fired past Lindgren. However Belleville was unable to find the equalizer.

Rodewald, who missed the previous 4 games with an upper body injury says despite the 2 short handed goals, Belleville was still in a position to win.

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B-Sens coach Kurt Kleinendorst says his team wasn’t prepared to play.

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The Senators return home for 3 games beginning Friday night against the Toronto Marlies (7:05.) The Hershey Bears make their only appearance at the Yardmen on Saturday night. The Utica Comets make their first stop at the Yardmen on Family Day at 3pm. All games can be heard on CJBQ and cjbq.com.

Pegasus Cheerleaders earn invite to U.S.

Belleville’s Pegasus Cheer Athletics Junior All Star team “Aspire” finished 3rd at an event in Mississauga this weekend. That earned them an invitation to the U.S. finals being held in Virginia Beach in May.

Members of the squad are Jazzy and Sierra Allwood, Maddy Blaind, Allie Boyd, Tessa Candow, Avery Deroche, Isabella Green, Kathryn Lynch and Vanessa Mills.

Cougars claw past the G-Hawks

The Trenton Golden Hawks couldn’t withstand a 21 shot third period barrage as the Cobourg Cougars clawed their way to a 5-4 win.

Cobourg scored twice in the third including Jacob Ball’s game winner with 18 seconds left in regulation. G-Hawks coach and general manager Marty Abrams says they didn’t give goaltender Will Rawski much help.

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Max Ewart scored a goal and assist for Trenton with singles from Matt Nastasiuk, Chris Karabassis and Gage Stephney.

The Golden Hawks are home to the OJHL leading Toronto Patriots on Friday night.

Quinte Blades compete in Brockville

Six members of the Quinte Blades Speed Skating Club were in Brockville for the Eastern Regional Meet.

Eight-year-old Annabella Finnan of Trenton was competing for the first time and finished with a third place and two 4ths.

Paul Pickard skated to a season best time in the 1000 metre final and finished third overall.

Brian Hoffman finished the day with four personal bests. Trent Sproule had three while Carson Karja and Kevin Hoffman had one each.

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Belleville Senators and a Quinte Red Devil key NHL victories last night.

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Batawa sweeps the podium


(Photo submitted: Keith Bentley, Elio De Luca, Maya Bianchi, Rachael Brady, Kaelin Hearns, Antonio Popiel)

It was a busy and successful weekend for Batawa’s Under 10 racing team.

On Sunday Batawa swept the podium at Brimacombe in Orono. Rachel Brady finished first, followed by Maya Bianchi, Kaelin Hearn and Jillian Schmoll.

On the boys’ side, Walter Levesque, Antonio Popiel and Killian Brown were 1-2-3.

On Saturday the Under 10 team competed at the “Heights of Horseshoe” Sandy Proctor Memorial race. Rachel Brady finished 5th among the 104 racers competing.

Loyalist names “Athletes of the Week”

After a weekend sweep of the Algonquin Thunder and La Cite Coyotes, two standout players from the volleyball teams have been selected the Loyalist Lancers Athletes of the Week.

Third year Lancer Raven Maracle is Loyalist’s Female Athlete of the Week while fellow third year Dylan Hayes earns the male award.

Dukes doomed in Cobourg

A bad second period spelled doom for the Dukes.

Cobourg scored 4 times in the middle frame while skating to a 7-5 win over Wellington. Assistant Coach Derek Smith says they took too much time off in the game.

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Smith says teams are tightening up as the playoffs approach.

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Ben Evans scored twice for Wellington as they lose for the 4th time in 5 games. Andrew Rinaldi, Dawson Ellis and Mitchell Martan added singles. Colin Doyle had 2 assists.

The Dukes are off until Feburary 16th when they host Pickering.

Tonight the Trenton Golden Hawks have an unscheduled make-up game with the Panthers. The puck drops at 8 at the Dunc McDonald Community Gardens.

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A Belleville Senator may captain Team Canada at the Olympics.

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Pegasus Cheerleaders invited to Nationals

The Junior Level “Aspire” group from the Pegasus Cheerleading gym has qualified for the Canadian National competition in April. These athletes are age 12 to 14 years old. They finished second in a competition held in Ottawa. They also scored the highest for tumbling points and earned the “Top Team Tumbling award”.

Other results from “Pegasus” include:

Dauntless, Senior Level 1 (athletes age 10-18) — 3rd place, bronze medal
Voltage, Senior Level 2 (athletes age 10-18) — 4th place
Electric, Youth Level 1 (athletes age 9-11) — 4th place
Twinkle, Tiny Non-Compete (athletes age 3-6) — Outstanding Performance
Ambition, Youth Non-Compete (athletes age 9-11) — Outstanding Performance

Quinte News Sportsbreak

The Philadelphia Eagles defied the odds and the experts to win Super Bowl LII.

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Dukes and G-Hawks suffer same fate

The Wellington Dukes and Trenton Golden Hawks had a mid week home game last night with similar results. A one goal loss.

In Wellington a third period goal by Mitchell Mendonca wasn’t enough as the Dukes dropped a 4-3 decision to Newmarket. Ben Evans and Jeff Burridge also scored for the Dukes who host Markham tomorrow night at 7:30.

The Royals were in Trenton last night where they overcame a 4-0 deficit to beat the Golden Hawks 6-5. Bain Cunningham scored the winner with under 3 minutes to play in regulation. G-Hawks forward Michael Silveri laments the blown lead.

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Silveri says don’t blame goaltender Carson Poulin.

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Tiger McDonald and Gage Stephney led Trenton with a goal and two assists. The Golden Hawks are off until Tuesday when they host Pickering in a make-up game.

In Junior “C” Hockey tonight, the Picton Pirates are home to the Port Hope Panthers at 7:30.

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