Jump to content

Belleville Senators

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belleville Senators
CityBelleville, Ontario
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
Home arenaCAA Arena
ColoursRed, black, white
General managerRyan Bowness
Head coachDavid Bell
AffiliatesOttawa Senators (NHL)
Allen Americans (ECHL)
WebsiteOfficial website
Franchise history
1972–1992New Haven Nighthawks
1992–1993New Haven Senators
1993–1996Prince Edward Island Senators
2002–2017Binghamton Senators
2016–presentBelleville Senators
Division titles1 (2019–20)

The Belleville Senators are a Canadian professional ice hockey team. They began playing in 2016. The team plays in the American Hockey League (AHL). They play their home games in Belleville, Ontario at the CAA Arena. They are the AHL affiliate for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (AHL). Their ECHL affiliate is the Allen Americans.

The team originally played in Binghamton, New York as the Binghamton Senators from 2002 to 2017. In July 2016, the Ottawa Senators said that they wanted to move the team to Canada so it could be closer to the NHL team.[1] On September 26, the relocation was confirmed after Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk bought the team and said they were moving to Belleville, Ontario.[2]

On October 6, 2017, the team would play their first game as the Belleville Senators. They would be defeated by the Laval Rocket 3–0. It was also Laval's first game in the league.[3]

In the 2019–20 season, the Senators would win the Western Division championship. They would finish the season with 38 wins, 20 loses, and 81 points. However, the 2020 Calder Cup playoffs would be cancelled by the league because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Binghamton Sens moving north to Belleville say Broome County officials". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  2. "Sens Owner Purchases AHL Team Partners W/ Belleville". Ottawa Senators. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  3. "Laval beats Belleville in Rocket's first AHL game". The Sports Network. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  4. "AHL cancels remainder of 2019-20 season". American Hockey League. Retrieved January 18, 2024.

Other websites[change | change source]