This is the home of the Oxford Blues, the University of Oxford's varsity Ice Hockey team. Our international squad consists of players from the UK, Canada, USA, and continental Europe. We compete in the BUIHA (British University Ice Hockey Association). Additionally, the team plays a series of exhibition matches in early January, usually in France, Germany, or Eastern Europe.
The Oxford University Ice Hockey Club (Dark Blues) was established in 1885 and is the second oldest ice hockey club in the world after McGill University. In recognition our Jersey hangs proudly in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Like all Oxford Varsity teams our chief rival is Cambridge University (Light Blues), and our rivalry is among the oldest worldwide, with the first match believed to have taken place in 1885.
Famous Alumni include Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson (former Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Winner), Rt. Hon. Roland Michener (Governor-General of Canada), Hon. Dr. George Stanley (Designer of the Canadian flag) and Clarence Campbell (former NHL President).
If you're interested in joining the team or learning more, please contact the current team captain (see Contact page and see the new players information file)