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Oxford University Ice Hockey Clubs constitutionally formed

c.2007 – The Oxford University Ice Hockey Club (the men’s club) and Oxford University Women’s Ice Hockey Club (OUWIHC) unite to form the Oxford University Ice Hockey Clubs (OUIHC) to promote the development of ice hockey at Oxford.

2nd Team rejuvenated

1994 - The second team of the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club was reformed as the Oxford Vikings. The origins of the 'B team' can date back to the 1920's when the OUIHC was established and officially recognised and registered as a sports club of the University of Oxford.

Women’s Ice Hockey Team Established

1981 – In the late winter of 1981 Deborah Coyne, a Commonwealth Scholar at Wadham, frustrated by the lack of opportunity for female hockey founded the Oxford University Women’s Ice Hockey Club (OUWIHC). Women’s ice hockey was a relatively late creation at the University due in large part to the paucity of women’s colleges and [...]

OUIHC players serve in RAF

1940's –During the Second World War several OUIHC players served in the Royal Air Force and following the war the OUIHC maintained close ties with the RAF playing matches with teams from nearby air bases, a tradition which continues on today.

OUIHC given Blues status

1933 – The OUIHC receives Half Blues status from the Oxford University Blues Committee. This Blue status was held and upgraded to Discretionary Full Blue for 79 years before the club lost the status in 2012 when the first team players resigned from the club.

Ice hockey revived post-WWI

In 1920 Kenneth Taylor, a Rhodes Scholar from Ontario, revived ice hockey at the University and the first Varsity Match since the start of WWI was held in Mürren, Switzerland on 30 December 1920 with Kenneth Taylor as captain. The match ended in a draw, but Oxford ice hockey was headed for a bright future.

Hockey until WW1

1913 – Ice Hockey continued to develop and grow moderately at the Oxford until the outbreak of World War I. The last Varsity Match before the war was held in Mürren, Switzerland on 23 December 1913. Cambridge defeated Oxford 10-0, a grim final score before the guns of August.

1909 – University Ice Hockey and the Varsity Match Resume

1909 – In the late winter of 1909 an Oxford University ice hockey team was reformed and a Varsity Match was played in Wengen, Switzerland – Oxford won 5-3.

The Oxford Canadians

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 [...]

Rhodes scholars arrive at Oxford

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 [...]