Marcel Mueller scores hat trick as Toronto Marlies hammer Monsters 7-4

CLEVELAND – Marcel Mueller scored a hat trick as the Toronto Marlies shelled the Lake Erie Monsters 7-4 in American Hockey League play Saturday.

Simon Gysbers, Alex Foster, Christian Hanson and Korbinian Holzer each added singles for Toronto (15-10-4).

Julian Talbot scored twice for the Monsters (12-11-6), while Luke Walker and Curtis Fraser added one each.

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Marlies goaltender James Reimer made 23 saves for the win.

Jason Bacashihua and Trevor Cann combined for 20 saves in net for Lake Erie.