Captain Alex Birkle scored twice as Saline defeated Portage Northern Saturday, 3-1.
It was Saline's fourth win of the season.
Birkle's first goal gave Saline a 1-0 lead with less than a minute to play in the first. Portage Northern tied the game with the only goal of the second period.
Saline fired 16 shots on goal in the third period and scored on two of them. Logan Dejanovich scored the game-winner with three minutes to play, slipping the puck past the goal-line. A short-time later, Birkle tipped a Mason Ausmus shot past the goalie for his second goal.
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