Eastern Conference Preview: Belleville Senators
Located in Belleville, ON, Canada, the Belleville Senators will be another first-time opponent for the Monsters in 2018-19 season. Led by recently-appointed Head Coach Troy Mann (formerly of the Hershey Bears), the Senators will embark on their second AHL campaign this year in the wake of a 29-42-2-3 showing, good for sixth place in the North Division standings in the team’s inaugural season.
The Monsters and Senators will clash eight times during the 2018-19 season with Cleveland traveling north of the border four times and Belleville venturing to Northeast Ohio for the remaining four match ups. The Ottawa Senators’ moved their top affiliate from Binghamton, NY to Belleville prior to the 2017-18 season.