Geckos Glaciers Blue reaches Kimchi Pot semis
ANYANG, South Korea — Goalkeeper John Sullivan of Yongsan Garrison and the 2003 champion Geckos Glaciers Blue team reached the semifinals of the Kimchi Pot ice hockey tournament for the third time, beating the Shanghai Sharks of China 6-2 in Friday’s quarterfinals at the Anyang Sports Complex.
Meanwhile, the 2004 champion Geckos Glaciers White team was dethroned in another quarterfinal, falling 7-4 to the Korean All-Stars despite two assists by Clay Janssen, a lieutenant colonel assigned to Yongsan.
Geckos Blue faced the Rocky Mountain Chiefs of Seoul in Saturday’s semifinal. The Chiefs, with Seoul American High School student Chris Cummings on the roster, edged the Inchon Ice of Korea 4-3 in overtime. The Tokyo Canadians faced the Korean All-Stars in the other semifinal.
Earlier Friday during pool play, Cummings assisted on one goal as the Chiefs nipped Geckos White 3-2. Yongsan civilian Paul Novak assisted on a Geckos White goal.
Cummings scored a goal in a losing cause as the Chiefs fell 7-4 to the Canadians. Geckos Blue finished pool play unbeaten by routing Inchon 11-2.