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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
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  • 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
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  • Oxford Vikings

    Nationals: 16-17 Tier 3   Cup Comp: 17-18 N-CHK 3 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
  Sun 15th Oct Oxford University Blues H: Oxford University Blues
A: RAF Coningsby Vulcans (EIHA)
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 21:00
RAF Coningsby Vulcans (EIHA) 8-3 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 28th Oct Cambridge Blues H: Cambridge Blues
A: Oxford University Blues
Location: Peterborough Ice Rink
Face Off: 22:45
Oxford University Blues 1-4 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 4th Nov Southampton Spitfires D H: Southampton Spitfires D
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Gosport Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Oxford Vikings 0-24 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sun 12th Nov Cardiff Redhawks H: Cardiff Redhawks
A: Oxford University Blues
Location: Ice Arena Wales
Face Off: 21:30
Oxford University Blues 1-7 View Match Details View Gamesheet
  Sat 18th Nov Oxford University Blues H: Oxford University Blues
A: London Dragons
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 20:30
London Dragons
  Sun 19th Nov Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Imperial Devils B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Imperial Devils B
  Sat 25th Nov Cambridge Eskimos (EIHA) H: Cambridge Eskimos (EIHA)
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Planet Ice Peterborough
Face Off: 20:30
Oxford Vikings
  Sun 26th Nov Cardiff Redhawks B H: Cardiff Redhawks B
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Ice Arena Wales
Face Off: 21:30
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sun 26th Nov Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: Birmingham Lions C
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Birmingham Lions C
  Sat 20th Jan Cambridge Womens Blues H: Cambridge Womens Blues
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Peterborough Ice Rink
Face Off: 22:45
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sat 20th Jan Oxford University Blues H: Oxford University Blues
A: UCL Yetis
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
UCL Yetis
  Sun 21st Jan Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: London Dragons C
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
London Dragons C
  Sun 28th Jan UCL Yetis C H: UCL Yetis C
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:15
Oxford Vikings
  Sat 3rd Feb Birmingham Lions C H: Birmingham Lions C
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Silver Blades Solihull
Face Off: 23:00
Oxford Vikings
  Sun 4th Feb Imperial Devils B H: Imperial Devils B
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Basingstoke Ice Rink
Face Off: 00:30
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sat 10th Feb Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: UCL Yetis C
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
UCL Yetis C
  Sat 10th Feb UCL Yetis H: UCL Yetis
A: Oxford University Blues
Location: Alexandria Palace Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:15
Oxford University Blues
  Sun 11th Feb Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Southampton Spitfires C
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Southampton Spitfires C
  Sat 17th Feb Oxford University Blues H: Oxford University Blues
A: Cardiff Redhawks
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Cardiff Redhawks
  Sat 17th Feb Southampton Spitfires C H: Southampton Spitfires C
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location: Gosport Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Oxford Womens Blues
  Sun 18th Feb Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Cardiff Redhawks B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Cardiff Redhawks B
  Sat 24th Feb Oxford Vikings H: Oxford Vikings
A: Southampton Spitfires D
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Southampton Spitfires D
  Sat 24th Feb London Dragons H: London Dragons
A: Oxford University Blues
Location: Lee Valley Ice Centre
Face Off: 23:15
Oxford University Blues
  Sun 25th Feb Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Coventry and Warwick Panthers B
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 23:00
Coventry and Warwick Panthers B
  Sat 3rd Mar Oxford University Blues H: Oxford University Blues
A: Cambridge Blues
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 16:30
Cambridge Blues
  Sun 4th Mar Oxford Womens Blues H: Oxford Womens Blues
A: Cambridge Womens Blues
Location: Oxford Ice Rink
Face Off: 16:30
Cambridge Womens Blues
  Sat 10th Mar London Dragons C H: London Dragons C
A: Oxford Vikings
Location: Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre
Face Off: 21:00
Oxford Vikings
  TBC Coventry and Warwick Panthers B H: Coventry and Warwick Panthers B
A: Oxford Womens Blues
Location:
Face Off: TBC
Oxford Womens 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
Dan Lock
St. Edmund Hall
Oxford
OX1 4AR
OUIHCpres@gmail.com
Rink Address:
Oxford Ice Rink
Oxpens Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1RQ