Alex Formenton's two goals power Belleville Senators past Cleveland Monsters 7-1

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Alex Formenton scored twice, including on a penalty shot, to power the Belleville Senators past the Cleveland Monsters 7-1 on Saturday in American Hockey League action.

Max Veronneau also had a pair of goals for Belleville (14-9-1), the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators. Drake Batherson had a goal and two assists, while Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers also found the back of the net.

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Marcus Hogberg made 29 saves for the win.

Markus Hannikainen replied for Cleveland (12-11-2) and Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 25 shots in net.

Neither team scored on the power play. The Senators were 0 for 5 and the Monsters went 0 for 7.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 7, 2019.

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