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Oxford University Blues Info

The Oxford University Ice Hockey Club, known as O.U.I.H.C. is home to the Men’s and Women’s Blues ice hockey teams of the University of Oxford.  The Club is a student-run, inclusive community of academic ice hockey players who attend the Oxford and nearby institutions.  Matriculated Oxford University students, on the Men’s and Women’s Blues squads, participate in the near-200-year old tradition of representing the University of Oxford in the Varsity Match against Cambridge University. Varsity Match players have the opportunity to earn the prestigious Oxford Blue for their performance in this annual fixture, a University award bestowed on its top student-athletes. The first official Varsity Match recorded took place in 1900 but the origin of the Varsity Match is founded in an Oxford versus Cambridge game held in St Moritz, Switzerland, in 1885. In 1921, the OUIHC was formed as an official University sports club – uniting all ice hockey players at Oxford. Much like in 1921, the values of inclusion and unity are still upheld by the OUIHC today with the Club accommodating for students of all abilities. The OUIHC has upheld the tradition and integrity of awarding the Oxford Blue since 1933, with its Blues teams (men and women) each holding Discretionary Full Blue Status with the University's Blues Committee and registration with the University of Oxford and OU Sports Federation. Just like all other sports Blues teams at Oxford University, Varsity Match victory is the primary goal of every season.



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    Men’s ice hockey at Oxford, historically known as the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club (OUIHC), can trace its roots back to the apocryphal 1885 ice hockey/bandy match against Cambridge and the official Varsity Match of 1900. With the acquisition of Blues status from the University's Blues Committee in 1933,  the Oxford University team has annually played the Varsity Match against Cambridge for the coveted Oxford Blue award. With the absense of a Blues team for two seasons (2012-14),  a Blues team was reinstated in 2014 and has since been known in the league as the Oxford University Blues (one of three teams in the OUIHC). The Oxford team compete in the top division of the British University Ice Hockey Association (BUIHA). The team is comprised predominantly of Oxford University students, but also accepts staff, alumni and students from adjacent institutions, upholding the Club’s values of inclusivity, integration and development of university hockey in Oxford which were implemented in the first Club constitution in 1921.

     

    Please contact the Blues Captain at OUIHCmen@gmail.com


    Nationals Titles:
    2015-16 Tier 1
    Division Titles:
    Conference Titles:

  • Each season the Oxford Women’s Blues step onto the ice with a competitive spirit and determination to build on the talent from the previous year. Not only does the team represent Oxford in ice hockey, but it also draws on a combination of international and local talent.

    We are proud to be one of the UK’s first women’s teams, having started in the 1981/1982 season along with the only other women’s team in the BUIHA, Cambridge. Since the beginning one of our key goals has been to foster hockey amongst women in the UK. While we emphasize competitive performance and professional sportsmanship, each year we also develop beginner and novice players by training a new cohort of rookies in practices.

    We’re always looking for a fun and fast-paced challenge match, so contact us if you’re interested: ouihcwomen@gmail.com

     


    Nationals Titles:
    2016-17 Womens
    Division Titles:
    Conference Titles:
  • Oxford Vikings

    Nationals: 17-18 Tier 4   Cup Comp: 18-19 N-CHK 2 South

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    The Vikings are the men’s second team. Originally formed as the Cosmopolitans in the 1920s and reformed as the Vikings in 1994, the team provides development hockey to students new to the sport and acts as a pathway to the Blues squad. The Vikings traditionally play the second team Varsity Match against the Cambridge Eskimos, with the heritage of both teams dating back to the infant years of ice hockey in the UK. The Oxford Vikings are one of the founding member teams of the British University Ice Hockey Association and have had notable success in the League Cup Competition and the National Championships, mostly recently winning the Division 2 title in 2013-14. This season was capped of with a historic win over rivals Cambridge; a feat last achieved 13 years prior.

     

    Please contact the Vikings Captain at OUIHCvikings@gmail.com


    Nationals Titles:
    2006-07 Tier 2
    2013-14 Tier 2
    Division Titles:
    2013-14 Checking 2
    Conference Titles:
    2009-10 Division 2 South
    2013-14 Checking 2 South

  • The Vikings B are the men's third team and beginners/development squad. Formed in 2018, their first official match was the innaugural development squad Varsity Match against the Cambridge Huskies, which they won. They then continued their early success by winning Tier 6 of the 2018 National Championships. The 2018/19 cup competition will be their first full season, competing in Division 3 Non-Checking. 


  Sat 27th Oct Oxford University Blues H: Oxford University Blues
A: Cardiff Redhawks
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 21:00
Cardiff Redhawks 2-1 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 3rd Nov Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Caledonia Steel Queens
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Caledonia Steel Queens 0-12 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 4th Nov Cardiff Redhawks H: Cardiff Redhawks
A: Oxford University Blues
Location: Ice Arena Wales
Face Off: 16:15
Oxford University Blues 2-5 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 10th Nov UCL Yetis C H: UCL Yetis C
A: Oxford Vikings B
Location: Alexandra Palace
Face Off: 23:15
Oxford Vikings B
  Sat 17th Nov Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Imperial Devils B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 21:00
Imperial Devils B
  Sat 17th Nov Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: UCL Yetis B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
UCL Yetis B
  Sun 18th Nov Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sat 24th Nov Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: Southampton Spitfires B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 21:00
Southampton Spitfires B
  Sat 24th Nov London Dragons C H: London Dragons C
A: Oxford Vikings B
Location: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Face Off: 22:45
Oxford Vikings B
  Sat 24th Nov Cambridge Blues H: Cambridge Blues
A: Oxford University Blues
Location: Planet Ice Peterborough
Face Off: 23:15
Oxford University Blues
  Sun 25th Nov Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Oxford Vikings
  Fri 30th Nov UEA Avalanche H: UEA Avalanche
A: Oxford Vikings B
Location: Planet Ice Peterborough
Face Off: 22:15
Oxford Vikings B
  Sun 2nd Dec Cambridge Eskimos (EIHA) H: Cambridge Eskimos (EIHA)
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Planet Ice - Peterbrough
Face Off: 20:30
Oxford Vikings
  Sat 26th Jan Oxford Vikings B H: Oxford Vikings B
A: UCL Yetis C
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 21:00
UCL Yetis C
  Sat 26th Jan London Dragons H: London Dragons
A: Oxford University Blues
Location: Lee Valley Ice Centre
Face Off: 22:45
Oxford University Blues
  Sat 26th Jan Southampton Spitfires B H: Southampton Spitfires B
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Gosport Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sun 27th Jan UCL Yetis B H: UCL Yetis B
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Face Off: 21:45
Oxford Vikings
  Sun 27th Jan Oxford Vikings B H: Oxford Vikings B
A: Coventry and Warwick Panthers B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Coventry and Warwick Panthers B
  Sat 2nd Feb Cambridge Womens Blues H: Cambridge Womens Blues
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Planet Ice Peterborough
Face Off: 22:00
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sat 2nd Feb Oxford Vikings B H: Oxford Vikings B
A: UEA Avalanche
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
UEA Avalanche
  Sun 3rd Feb Coventry and Warwick Panthers B H: Coventry and Warwick Panthers B
A: Oxford Vikings B
Location: Planet Ice Coventry
Face Off: 22:40
Oxford Vikings B
  Sun 3rd Feb Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: UCL Yetis B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
UCL Yetis B
  Sat 9th Feb UCL Yetis B H: UCL Yetis B
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Face Off: 21:45
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sat 9th Feb Cambridge Womens Blues H: Cambridge Womens Blues
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Planet Ice Peterborough
Face Off: 22:00
Oxford Vikings
  Sat 9th Feb Birmingham Lions C H: Birmingham Lions C
A: Oxford Vikings B
Location: Silver Blades Solihull
Face Off: 23:00
Oxford Vikings B
  Sun 10th Feb Imperial Devils B H: Imperial Devils B
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Face Off: 21:15
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sun 10th Feb Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: Cambridge Womens Blues
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Cambridge Womens Blues
  Sat 16th Feb Oxford University Blues H: Oxford University Blues
A: London Dragons
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 21:00
London Dragons
  Sat 16th Feb Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: Imperial Devils B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Imperial Devils B
  Sun 17th Feb Oxford Vikings B H: Oxford Vikings B
A: London Dragons C
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
London Dragons C
  Sat 23rd Feb Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Southampton Spitfires B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 21:00
Southampton Spitfires B
  Sat 23rd Feb Oxford Vikings B H: Oxford Vikings B
A: Birmingham Lions C
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Birmingham Lions C
  Sun 24th Feb Imperial Devils B H: Imperial Devils B
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Face Off: 21:30
Oxford Vikings
  Sun 3rd Mar Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Cambridge Womens Blues
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Cambridge Womens Blues
  TBC Southampton Spitfires B H: Southampton Spitfires B
A: Oxford Vikings
Location:
Face Off: TBC
Oxford Vikings
  TBC Oxford University Blues H: Oxford University Blues
A: Cambridge Blues
Location:
Face Off: TBC
Cambridge Blues

Club Details

Oxford University Blues

Oxford University Ice Hockey Club


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Chairman/Manager:
President
oxford@buiha.org.uk
Fixtures Secretary:
Blues Secretaries
oxford-fixtures@buiha.org.uk
Treasurer:
Blues Treasurers
oxford-treasurer@buiha.org.uk
Training & Game Dates:
Tuesday - 00:00 in Oxford Ice Rink
Thursday - 00:30 in Oxford Ice Rink
Saturday - 23:00 in Oxford Ice Rink
Sunday - 23:00 in Oxford Ice Rink
Monday - 00:00 in Oxford Ice Rink
Club Address:
OUIHC President
Johan
Harris Manchester College
Oxford
OX1 3TD
OUIHCpres@gmail.com
Rink Address:
Oxford Ice Rink
Oxpens Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1RQ