Sogaard backstops Senators to 4-3 shootout win over Americans

School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings School closings

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rourke Chartier scored in the fourth round of the shootout Friday, leading his Belleville Senators to a 4-3 win over the Rochester Americans in American Hockey League play. 

Cole Reinhardt, Mark Kastelic and Egor Sokolov all had goals for the Senators (14-15-0) in regulation, and Jake Lucchini also beat Americans netminder Mat Robson in the shootout.

Rochester’s Linus Weissbach forced extra time, scoring to make it 3-3 with less than two minutes left on the game clock. 

Patrick Polino and Michael Mersch also found the back of the net for the Americans (19-11-1).

Mads Sogaard made 21 saves for Belleville, then denied three-of-four Americans in the shootout, with only Arttu Ruotsalainen getting a puck past in the third round. 

Robson stopped 32-of-35 shots for Rochester.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2022.

The Canadian Press