Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 22
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has won the 10th National Ice Hockey Championship organised by the Ice Hockey Association of India, after defeating Ladakh with five goals to one. The match was held at Gulmarg Ice Rink.
On behalf of ITBP, Urgyan and Tashi scored two goals each while Punchuk scored one goal.
The championship, which concluded on Friday, was held at an altitude of 8,694-feet and temperatures below freezing point. Hundreds of spectators witnessed the finals.
Top eight teams of ice hockey in India participated in the event. The ITBP has a strong ice hockey team, with many of its players also being part of the national ice hockey team. In recent years, the ITBP ice hockey team had won numerous tournaments in the region defeating all teams and became the National Ice Hockey Champions in 2019.
Ladakh has been considered as the capital of ice hockey in India where local men and women play this game with great enthusiasm.
The Khelo India Ice Hockey Championship will also be organised in a few days from now.