Indian Women's Ice Hockey team registers first ever international win, beats Philippines by 4-3

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 March 2017, 11:01 AM
Indian Women's ice hockey team registers first ever international win, beats Philippines by 4-3
Indian Women's ice hockey team registers first ever international win, beats Philippines by 4-3

Indian Women's ice hockey team on Thursday created history by winning its first-ever international match. In their second match of Challenge Cup of Asia held in Bangkok Indian ladies defeated the Philippines by 4-3.

The first period of the game remained goalless but India scored the first goal in the second period which ended with team India having a 1-0 lead.

The last period was of high intensity and both teams scored 3 goals each. But with the lead of 1 goal in the second period Indian women's won the match by 4-3.

Earlier in the tournament, Indian team lost to UAE by 4-6. 

The win would boost confidence in Women’s ice hockey team as the sport in India is a much-neglected and the team went to the tournament without any financial help forthcoming from the government.

The team had to rely on more than 3000 donors who contributed in a crowdfunding platform for training, accommodation, airfares, visa, team jersey, and equipment.

First Published: Friday, March 10, 2017 10:25 AM
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