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Storm clinch Anderson Cup Championship in OT loss to SC

Posted 144 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Sioux City, IA – The Tri-City Storm clinched a regular season championship Friday night in Sioux City, Iowa by recording one point in the league standings in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Sioux City Musketeers. The Storm entered the night needing two points to clinch an outright Anderson Cup Championship victory but following a Muskegon home loss to Waterloo, the Storm needed just one point in the standings to secure the regular season championship. After battling to a 3-3 tie through the 3rd period, Tri-City recorded its 90th point in the league standings to clinch the 2019 Anderson Cup. Sioux City’s Martin Pospisil scored the overtime game winning goal to give the Musketeers a 4-3 overtime victory over the Storm. Tomorrow night in Sioux City, the Storm will play for history again in an attempt to set a new team record for the most regular season wins in organization history. The team will host a watch party tomorrow at the Viaero Center in Kearney that will be free for fans to attend. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm.


Shane Pinto’s 26th goal of the season gave Tri-City a 1-0 lead in the opening minutes of the 1st period. The goal was scored on the power play and was assisted by Zac Jones and Mike Koster. The Musketeers answered the Storm’s 1st goal of the game with a game tying goal in the final five minutes of the period. Marcus Kallionkieli netted his 25th goal of the season at 15:10 of the 1st period to tie the game at 1-1. Sioux City outshot Tri-City 8-7 in the 1st period.


Marcus Kallionkieli netted his 26th goal of the year and 2nd goal of the game 26 seconds into the 2nd period on the power play. The goal gave the Musketeers a 2-1 lead in the game. Tri-City’s Zac Jones scored a goal in the final four minutes of the 2nd period to tie the game at 2-2. Jones’ goal was his 8th of the season and was scored on the power play with the assist on the goal going to Mike Koster. The 2nd period ended in a 2-2 tie with Tri-City outshooting Sioux City 10-8 in the 2nd period.


Brendan Budy scored the Storm’s only goal of the 3rd period at the 3:05 mark of the period. Budy’s 9th goal of the year was assisted by Filip Forsmark. Minutes later, at the 5:02 mark of the period, Sioux City tied the game up again with a goal from Josh Boyer. The goal scored by Boyer was his 13th of the season and brought the game to a 3-3 tie. The two teams battled through the 3rd period with no additional goals, leading to a 3 on 3 finish to the game in overtime. Martin Pospisil netted his 15th goal of the year at 3:07 of the overtime period to give the Musketeers a 4-3 win in overtime. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 29-26 and dropped its first game in its last nine games in the loss.


Tri-City returns to action tomorrow in a road game against the Sioux City Musketeers. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm, with the broadcast beginning on Hockey TV and Storm Radio at 6:45pm. For regular season home game tickets, Clark Cup playoff tickets, and more information on the Tri-City Storm, visit  

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