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Blood, Sweat and Tears: Oxford University Ice Hockey Club give top effort at the BUIHA’s Annual National Championships

  OUIHC Women's Blues at the 2016 Division 3 National Championships (Top row left to right) Lisa Choi (A), Rebecca Harding-Smith (A), Andrea Francisco, Gabi Smyth, Ellie Park, Nina Lindsay, Emma Walker-Silverman, (middle row left to right) Vanessa Lee, Mimi Pichette, Celine Collis, Jenn Lawrence (C), Fiona McKendrick, (front) Linda Perkio (G).   [...]

OUIHC Women’s Blues upgrade to Discretionary Full Blue status

On November 17th, 2015, the OUIHC women’s executive presented their case to the Women’s Blues Committee in order to upgrade their status from Half Blue to Discretionary Full Blue. Following a presentation and vote by Blues Committee members, the OUIHC women were successful in their bid. Discretionary Full Blue status now allows the awarding of [...]

OUIHC Women’s Blues and Ice Hockey in the UK

Oxford-Cambridge team photo after the 2015 Varsity Match "We win by building our teams up, NOT by tearing each other down". Standing behind the OUIHC booth at fresher’s fair for both the University of Oxford and Brookes University, I was approached by a number of people who were surprised to see us there. “Ice [...]

OUIHC Women’s Blues Awarded Atalanta’s Trust Grant

On June 13, 2015, the OUIHC Women’s Blues were awarded an annual Atalanta’s Trust Grant of £250 for use towards the 2015-16 season. The grant had been applied for by the previous season’s captain, Linda Perkiö, and was officially received during a cocktail reception on the Roof Terrace of the Varsity Club by current captain, [...]

Women’s Blues Hold Annual Awards Night

Jenn Lawrence (left) and Kate Koch (right) at the OUIHC Women's Blues Award Night On May 24, 2015, the OUIHC Women's Blues hosted their annual awards night in Oxford. The women convened mid-afternoon to enjoy the spring weather and to socialize, before moving indoors to proceed with the annual awards. The majority of [...]

Oxford Women’s Blues Defy Odds at National Championships

  Oxford Women’s Blues defy the odds at National Championships History was made at the division 1 non-checking National Championships in Sheffield this year. The Oxford Women’s Blues brought a roster of just 7 skaters and 2 goalies (due to unfortunate scheduling) and yet proved that they compete with the best division 1 non-checking teams. [...]

Varsity Victory for the Women’s Blues

2015 OUIHC Women's Blues Varsity Squad: (from back left): Lea Peppel, Kaylie Smith (A), Rebecca Harding-Smith, Gabriella Smyth, Fiona McKendrick, Jen Brawn, Ellie Park (From middle left): Charlotte Cato, Mel Lam, Lina Perkio (C), Jenn Lawrence, Andrea-Mae Francisco (from bottom left): Stephanie Clarke, Kate Koch On Sunday the 8th of March 2015, the [...]

OUIHC: our best season on record

Article published in The Cherwell on February 13, 2015 Being a women’s team in a male dominated sport can be tough at times. However, the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club (OUIHC) Women’s Blues are in the midst of the team’s best season on record. Competing in a league where every other team is a men’s [...]

Women’s Blues open 2014-15 season with dramatic win

The Oxford Women’s Blues played the first league game of the season this weekend away against the Coventry and Warwick Panthers. The girls were keen to show the rest of the league that they are a team to count on this season. The game started in a high tempo and the women took the lead in [...]