Ice Hockey tournament for U 20 Boys of Ladakh region is being organized by 37th Bn, Indo-Tibetan Border Police- ITBP from 11 January to 16 January 2018 at 24Bn, ITBP Ice Hockey Rink at Choglamsar in Leh.
The minimum temperature of the region is minus 20 Degree Celsius at present. This is the first ever U20 talent hunt Ice Hockey Tournament in recent times organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and ITBP sponsored Civic Action Program for the border population in the area.
Total 08 teams are participating in the tournament namely:
Skara Lalok Sporting Club,
Choglamdar Ice Hockey Club,
Shakar Chiktan, and
Dr. Sonam Dava Lonpo, CEC, LAHDC was the chief guest for the opening ceremony of the tournament. On this occasion, Sh. Jaipal Yadav DIG (LDK) ITBP officers and jawans, local population of Choglamsar were present.
There is a possibility of taking the selected talented players amongst the participating team to abroad for an exposure tour of Ice Hockey.
The aim of this tournament is to encourage youth to indulge in sporting activity and to inculcate team spirit, discipline and overall personality development and also to popularize Ice Hockey which has a limited popularity in India till now.
Final match & Closing ceremony of the tournament is scheduled in 16 January 2018.
First match was played between Snymoo v/s SECMOL and Second match between Domkhar and Lalok on 11-01-18. Snymoo defeated SECMOL by 21-0 while Domkhar defeated Lalok by 05-02 goals.