Storm upsets top seed in adult league playoffs |

Storm upsets top seed in adult league playoffs

Despite two goals in the final seven minutes, the SD’s were unable to come back from a 4-2 deficit after two periods as the Storm made a a surprise upset in the South Lake Tahoe Ice Hockey adult league playoffs.

The Storm’s Jeff Moran scored the game-winning power-play goal with 8:18 to play in the third period to give his team a 5-2 lead.

The Storm’s defense and goaltending kept the SD’s scoreless in the third until Derrik Wagner scored with 7 minutes to go.

The SD’s came within striking distance with Andy Barrie’s goal in the final minute, but the Storm withstood the comeback to win 5-4.

The Storm started the playoffs as the No. 4 seed after going 5-6-1 in the regular season. The SD’s were seeded No. 1 after going 10-2.

“We blew it. We didn’t mesh. We had 11 guys instead of our normal 10 and I think it messed up our lines a little bit … we didn’t have the flow we usually do,” said Victor Insera, a SD’s forward who scored his team’s first goal.

In other action from the Emerald Bay Division, the Americans bested the Chiefs 6-4 to advance to the finals against the Storm.

The Americans were the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.

The Americans will take on the Storm in the championship on Sunday at 9 a.m.

In the Fallen Leaf Division, the Meek’s/Steamers team overpowered the Tahoe Sports Ltd. club 7-3 and Play it Again defeated the Bus Drivers 7-3.

Meek’s/Steamers will face Play it Again Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the finals.

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