A University rich in hockey history.
Over the years, the Oxford men’s team has seen a number of revivals including 1909, post-WWI in 1920, post-WWII in 1947, and the reinstatement of a Blues team in 2014 after members of the 2013 Men’s Blues resigned from the University club. The acronym OUIHC is historically associated with the men’s teams (including the second team – now called the Vikings) during which they were the only Oxford University teams in existence. However, this acronym now refers to all Blues teams (men’s and women’s squads) and second teams under the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club banner. The values of unity and inclusion, which were evident in the 1900 team of Englishmen, Scotsmen and Irishmen, grew more international with the inclusion of the Rhodes Scholarships and nowadays the team boasts a number of talented hockey players from Canada and the USA to Great Britain and mainland Europe.
Competitive ice hockey in the UK and abroad.
The Oxford University Men’s Blues compete in the top university league in the British University Ice Hockey Association (BUIHA) and in the annual National Championships. Last year, the team finished 4th in league competition and were unfortunate to not seal a semifinal spot at the National Championships.
The team and Club also tour abroad. In the past these have been supported by OUIHC alumni and has seen Oxford teams travel to destinations such as Switzerland, Canada and the Czech Republic. Last year, a number of Club alumni and the top players of the Women’s Blues joined the men in Stockholm, Sweden to play local teams. The 2015 tour team was partnered with the KTH Royal Blue, one of Europe’s top technological schools and university hockey teams.