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Men's hockey team in scoreless defeat against Switzerland.

Switzerland defeated South Korea 8-0 in men's ice hockey team, crushing its dream to post their first Olympic win in their second game at the Gangneung Hockey Center.

Switzerland was aggressive and fast from the beginning, with forward Denis Hollenstein scoring his team's first goal. The Swiss dominated the first period with 15 shots, compared to South Korea's seven. Bruyan Young had an on target shot at the Swiss net which was stopped by goalie Jonas Hiller.

The first period finished with Switzerland up by one.

South Korea rebounded in the second period with eight shots, only to be thwarted by Hiller. Felicien Bois shot at Korea's net which was initially stopped by goalie Matt Dalton, but the puck rebounded and slid into the net which was grabbed by Dalton again. After a video review, Switzerland was confirmed to have scored a goal as the puck crossed the goal line. Pius Suter bagged one more goal when the second period had 4 minutes and 5 second left to go.

The third period began with a 3-0 lead for the Swiss, before Thomas Ruffenacht scored from an assist by teammate Raman Untersanders. This was followed by one more goal from Suter, who ende up with a hat-trick in the game.

South Korea's goalie Matt Dalton was replaced with Park Sung-je when the team was losing 0-5 to prepare for the team's next game against Canada Sunday. Park allowed a goal shortly after he entered the rink and one more late in the third period.

South Korea has posted two consecutive defeats in the preliminary tournament following their 2-1 defeat against the Czech Republic, Thursday, and so failed to make the cut for the playoffs. Korea will face world number one Canada, Sunday.

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Publication:The Korea Times News (Seoul, Korea)
Geographic Code:9SOUT
Date:Feb 17, 2018
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