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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Two servicemembers and three Department of Defense civilians will play for the Glaciers Geckos as they defend their title in the third annual Kimchi Pot, a hockey tournament scheduled for the July Fourth weekend at Anyang Sports Complex south of Seoul.

The tournament features eight teams from three countries, including two, the Geckos and Rocky Mountain Chiefs of Seoul, with U.S. Forces Korea personnel. They’ll compete for the tournament title and also raise money for the Korean branch of Habitat for Humanity.

Army Lt. Col. Clay Janssen and civilians Paul Novak, John Sullivan and Jeff Chicoine of Yongsan and Air Force Master Sgt. John Liss of Osan Air Base will compete for the Geckos, a club primarily comprising Canadian and American teachers that formed in 1999.

Competing for the Chiefs will be Chris Cummings, a student at Seoul American High School, where Chicoine teaches.

The tournament begins with opening ceremonies on Thursday. The championship is scheduled for Saturday.


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