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Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club

 

Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club

Cambridge University
City Cambridge, England
League BUIHA
Founded 1885
Colours Light blue and white
Owner(s) University sports club
Head coach Prof. Bill Harris
Captain Jaason Geerts

Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, is one of the oldest ice hockey teams in the world.

While the team claims a history dating back to 1885, the first strong evidence for their existence comes on 16 March 1900, when they played Oxford University Ice Hockey Club in the first Ice Hockey Varsity Match, at Princes Skating Club in London, losing 7–6. This match was played, on Oxford's insistence, with bandy sticks and a lacrosse ball. The Cambridge team was led by J. J. Cawthra, who later played for England. The following day, the two universities joined together to play Princes Ice Hockey Club.[1]

Cambridge played a second varsity match at Princes in 1901, this time winning 6–5. In 1903, they entered the first ice hockey league in Europe, but came last out of the five teams competing.[1]

The squad then switched to playing European tours, popularising the sport, and from 1909 - 13 and 1920 onwards playing an annual varsity match. From 1932, these matches were played in England, and although no longer able to compete with the top professional sides, they were watched by over 10,000 supporters.[2]

In 1931, the club joined the English League, but when it finished in 1936 they did not follow most of the teams into the English National League, instead joining the lower-level London and Provincial League in 1938. In 1948, they played a season in the Southern Intermediate League, and in the 1970s they played two seasons in the Southern League. They then joined the Inter-City League and finally played in the inaugural season of the British Hockey League. Since then, they have contested an annual varsity match and compete in Division One of the British Universities Ice Hockey Association[3] although continue to be at a disadvantage in lacking a home rink in Cambridge.

References

  1. ^ a b Martin C. Harris, Homes of British Ice Hockey.
  2. ^ Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club: History, University of Cambridge, UK.
  3. ^ British University Ice Hockey Association, UK.

External links

  • Official website
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