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ANYANG, South Korea — Goaltender John Sullivan, a civilian assigned to Yongsan Garrison, saved 39 of 40 shots in two games to boost the defending champion Glaciers Geckos Blue team to two wins on the opening day of the Kimchi Pot ice hockey tournament at Anyang Sports Complex.

Sullivan made 18 saves as Geckos Blue defeated the Japan Samurai 14-0, then stopped 21 shots in Geckos Blue’s 6-1 triumph over the Korean All-Stars.

The Glaciers Geckos hockey club had two teams competing in the eight-team, three-day tournament that was to finish Saturday.

Three countries, South Korea, Japan and China, were represented in a 3-year-old benefit tournament that raises money for the Korean branch of Habitat for Humanity.

Clay Janssen, an Army lieutenant colonel at Yongsan, scored a goal to help push Geckos White past the Shanghai Sharks of China 5-1. Later, Geckos White dropped a 6-4 decision to the Tokyo Canadians.

A third team with U.S. Forces Korea personnel, the Rocky Mountain Chiefs of Seoul, posted an 8-0 victory over Shanghai. Chris Cummings, a Seoul American High School student, plays for the Chiefs.


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