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CRUNCH FALL TO SENATORS, 2-1, IN SHOOTOUT

Credit: Syracuse Crunch


SYRACUSE, N.Y. 
– The Syracuse Crunch fell to the Belleville Senators, 2-1, in a shootout tonight at CAA Arena.

Despite the loss, the Crunch earned one point as they moved to 38-23-4-5 on the season. Syracuse finishes the eight-game season series against Belleville with a 1-4-1-2 record.

Crunch goaltender Brandon Halverson stopped 17-of-18 shots and 1-of-2 shootout attempts. Mads Sogaard turned aside 20-of-21 shots and all three shootout attempts in net for the Senators. The Syracuse power play was held scoreless on five opportunities, while Belleville went 1-for-5.

The Crunch were first on the board with a goal at the 15:57 mark of the opening frame. Max Crozer fired a long shot from the point that was stopped, but Devante Stephens was down low to chip in the rebound.

Belleville knotted the score with a power-play goal seven minutes into the second period when Egor Sokolov sent in a wrister from the right circle.

The teams remained tied through regulation and the overtime period to send the game to a shootout. Rourke Chartier scored the only goal in the first round to give Belleville the win.

The Crunch returns home to host the Utica Comets on Friday.

Single-game tickets and ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit www.syracusecrunch.com or follow the club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/syracusecrunch), Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).

Crunchables: Dylan Duke made his professional debut tonight…The Crunch are 3-5 in shootout this season.

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