International Ice Hockey Federation

Playoffs set

Playoffs set

Men’s tournament continues Tuesday

Published 15.08.2018 16:15 GMT+11 | Author Martin Merk
Playoffs set
Neighbouring clash: The last time Switzerland and Germany faced off against each other at the Olympics was in Turin 2006, pictured Germany’s Marcel Goc against Switzerland’s Thomas Ziegler. Photo: Jani Rajamaki / Europhoto
The preliminary round is over. Sweden, the Czech Republic, the Olympic Athletes from Russia and Canada earn a quarter-final bye.

The teams ranked 5th to 12th remain in medal contention but will have to play a qualification playoff game on Tuesday to determine the last four quarter-finalists.

Finland missed a quarter-final spot in the last game and will play winless host Korea on Tuesday. Surprise team Slovenia, sixth overall, will get Norway as its opponent while Team USA will play Slovakia. Switzerland and Germany, the teams ranked 8th and 9th respectively, will play it out in a neighbouring rivalry on Tuesday.

Qualification Playoff on Tuesday
USA vs. Slovakia 12:10 at Gangneung Hockey Centre
Slovenia vs. Norway, 16:40 at Gangneung Hockey Centre
Finland vs. Korea, 21:10 at Gangneung Hockey Centre
Switzerland vs. Germany, 21:10 at Kwandong Hockey Centre

Quarter-Finals on Wednesday
Czech Republic vs. USA/SVK 12:10 at Gangneung Hockey Centre
Olympic Athletes from Russia vs. SLO/NOR, 16:40 at Gangneung Hockey Centre
Canada vs. FIN/KOR, 21:10 at Gangneung Hockey Centre
Sweden vs. SUI/GER, 21:10 at Kwandong Hockey Centre

Click here for the full schedule.
Click here for more information on the tournament format.

While the men have no games on Monday, the women’s semi-finals will be played at Gangneung Hockey Centre between USA and Finland (13:10) and Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia (21:10) tomorrow.


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