1906 – At the start of the 1906 Hilary Term a group of predominantly Canadian Rhodes Scholars formed the Oxford Canadians Ice Hockey Club. The ‘Oxford Canadians’ were not a Varsity club and their primary opponent was the Prince’s Club of London. The ‘Canadians’ had a highly successful hockey career winning league championships but played [...]
1904 - The first Rhodes Scholars from the United States, Canada, and Newfoundland arrive at Oxford bringing a new level of hockey skill to the University. Since their arrival the North American Rhodes Scholars have played a prominent role in the OUIHC and former Scholars include the 20th Governor General of Canada, Speaker of the [...]
1900 – The first recorded Varsity Match – and the match by which all subsequent varsity matches are numbered – was played 16 March 1900 at the Prince’s Club in Knightsbridge, London. Oxford beat Cambridge 7-6. Notably, Jack Cawthra, the Cambridge captain was Canadian.
1885 – The first Varsity Match is said to have been played at St Moritz, Switzerland in the winter of 1885 giving Oxford and Cambridge a joint claim to being the second oldest university ice hockey club in the world, and the oldest hockey club in Europe. This match is almost certainly apocryphal; there is [...]