Great Britain suffer shootout defeat by Germany

Phil Roper rolls the ball with his hockey stick
Great Britain finished second in the 2022-23 Hockey Pro League [Getty Images]

Great Britain's men finished their Hockey Pro League season with a penalty shootout defeat by Germany after a 3-3 draw.

Niklas Wellen opened the scoring for Germany but they were pegged back at the end of the first quarter when Phil Roper registered.

Germany twice had to come from behind after goals from GB's Sam Ward in the second and third quarters, with Wellen levelling before Gonzalo Peillat scored in the closing stages to force a shootout.

Great Britain pair Roper and Lee Morton missed their attempts to hand Germany victory.

It is the second time the two nations have met this week in the Netherlands, with Great Britain winning 1-0 on Monday.

The loss means GB's men will finish their Hockey Pro League season in third.

Great Britain's women, who sit seventh, play their final game of the campaign on Saturday against Belgium (15:30 BST).