Logan Dejanovich scored his second hat trick of the season as Saline defeated Monroe 7-1 Tuesday night.
Dejanovich’s three-goal game helped Saline improve to 14-5-1. Cameron Crawford stopped 11 of 12 shots for Saline.
Dallas Klaassen opened the scoring with 11:49 to play in the first. A little more than a minute later, Brendan Murphy set up fellow blueliner Eric Wesche for the goal. Dejanovich scored his first goal of the game with 2:40 to play in the first period.
Early in the second period, Dejanovich scored from Murphy and Alex Birkle. Then Dejanovich set up Gordie Niethammer’s goal making it 5-0. Monroe scored its lone marker in the second period. Saline led 5-1 and was outshooting Monroe 26-6 after two periods.
Wesche and Murphy set up Dejanovich’s third goal with two minutes to play. Zach Harrison scored to complete the scoring.
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