On Wednesday 29th of March, 2017, the Oxford Women’s Blues made their first trek to Nottingham’s National Ice Centre where they faced off against five other all-female teams in the BUIHA. The Oxford Blues would go on to win the tournament in a decisive fashion, remaining undefeated throughout the day-long event and without conceding a single goal.
We are pleased to see so many women in the BUIHA as the sport continues to grow across the country. Alongside the Oxford Women’s Blues, the Cambridge Women’s Blues, Notting Mavericks, Newcastle Wildcats, London Dragons, and two mixed squad teams representing the BUIHA in the North and South battled for the first ever title. We are excited for the 2017-20128 tournament where the Oxford Women’s Blues hope to bring home the championship again.
“We are proud to be able to make history as the (undefeated) champions of the first ever female inter-university ice hockey tournament in the UK. We are immensely pleased with the performance today and I think the results speak for themselves as we won 5-0 against Nottingham in the finals. Looking forward to Nationals this weekend!” — Andrea Mae Francisco & Fiona McKendrick, OUIHC Women’s Blues Captains 2016-2017