Each year Ladakh Winter Sports Club,Leh organizes a series of Ice hockey tournaments in cold winter months.The final Ice Hockey Indo Canadian Friendship Cup Tournament was played at Karzoo ice hockey rink on 18th January. Four teams participated in the tournament Canada, USA, Singapore and India. The chief guest of the occasion was Executive Councilor, Shafi Lassu.
The match started off for third position between Canada and India . It was a 40 min match where the Canadian team won by 4 goals and Indians bagged the fourth position with 2 points. For the first position USA and Singapore teams competed. Singapore won the tournament making 7-2 goals against USA, which made them the first runner up.
Tony Kretschmar, Ambassador of Ladakh Ice Hockey thanked everyone associated with the event for having hosted the tournament so well. He added that the Indian team improves every year and said that it is wonderful to see young players involved in the team.
Shafi Lassu in his speech congratulated the winners and the participants for having played so well. He even informed about the new upcoming ice hockey rink that will be ready in the near future. He expects that such events will increase and promote winter tourism in Ladakh.
The winners were awarded with trophies and some of the eminent guests were given away with mementoes. Ladakh Winter Sports Club also distributed ice hockey equipments to a number of villages like Nyoma, Chushot, Skara, Chubi Yangste and Nimmo.