Through the formation of the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club (OUIHC), Canadian students at the University of Oxford helped bring Canadian hockey rules to prominence in Europe, thus influencing the development of British and European ice hockey.
What is The Boat Race?
The Race takes place close to Easter each year on the River Thames in West London between Putney and Mortlake.
The first race took place in 1829 in Henley on Thames following a challenge between old school friends. Since the second race in 1836 the contest has taken place in London.
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The oldest rivalry in hockey,Oxford vs Cambridge went head to head again this weekend for the 130th Varsity Match!
The men’s blues game went to Cambridge with a 10-0 shut-out over Oxford! Oxford’s women’s team however had their triumph over Cambridge with a huge score of 25-0. In the men’s alumni/faculty match, the Cambridge Eskies won out over Oxford’s Vikings with a 15-9 finish.
Well done to all the players! Besides Teale Phelps Bondaroff, do we have any other hockey alumni from Cambridge or Oxford on Vancouver Island?