February 20, 2018 / 3:21 PM / a month ago

Ice Hockey: Germany edge out Switzerland to reach quarters

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Yannic Seidenberg scored less than a minute into overtime to propel Germany past Switzerland 2-1 on Tuesday and give them the last spot in the quarter-finals of the men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament.

Ice Hockey - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men's Playoff Match - Switzerland v Germany - Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea - February 20, 2018 - Yannic Seidenberg of Germany celebrates after scoring a winning goal against goalie Jonas Hiller of Switzerland. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Germany took an early lead on a powerplay goal by Leonhard Pfoderl after Switzerland’s Cody Almond received a five-minute major penalty and one-period suspension for a check to the head.

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Switzerland leveled at 1-1 a period later on a goal by Simon Moser and that was how it remained through regulation time.

The Germans will play top-seeded Sweden in the last eight on Wednesday with Switzerland eliminated from the tournament.

Reporting by Dan Burns, editing by Ed Osmond

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