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Encyclopedia > Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club
Cambridge University
League: [[None]]
Founded: 1885
Home Ice: None
Capacity: N/A
Ice Size: N/A
City: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Colours: Light blue and white
Captain: unknown
Head Coach: unknown
Ownership: University sports club

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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] March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in leap years). ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Look up bandy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Dive Shot. A womens lacrosse player carries the ball past a defender. ...


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 Provincal 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 various friendly games.[3] The English National League was an early ice hockey league in England. ... The Southern League was the top-flight ice hockey league in England from 1970, when it was formed as the counterpart to the Scottish Northern League. ... The Inter-City League, also known as the English League South, was the top-flight ice hockey league in southern England from 1978, when it alongside the English League North it replaced the Southern League. ... The British Hockey League was the top-flight ice hockey league in the United Kingdom from 1982 until 1996, when it was replaced by the Ice Hockey Superleague and the British National League. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Martin C. Harris, Homes of British Ice Hockey
  2. ^ Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club: History
  3. ^ A to Z Encyclopaedia of Ice Hockey

External link

  • Official website

 
 

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