Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club: Papers

Scope and Content

Club record book, 1909-1976, containing teams and results, with a few newscuttings and reports.

Minute book, 1928-1957.

Address book, c. 1970s, arranged alphabetically.

Papers regarding the club, its European tours and the Hockey Hall of Fame, 1 folder.

Editions of the Ice hockey news review, varsity and league match programmes, and ticket stubs, 1 folder.

Papers and photographs regarding David Gattiker, ice hockey captain, with a copy of Robert Giddens, Ice hockey, the international game (London, 1950), 1 folder.

Correspondence and annual dinner programmes and invitations, 1 folder.

Match posters, 1 folder.

Photographs, 1 folder.

Newscuttings, mainly photocopies, 1 folder.

Loose newscuttings and programmes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club was formed in 1885, and that year competed in the first varsity match, held at St Moritz, Switzerland. The second varsity match took place in London in 1900, and the fixture became a regular event in subsequent years. By the 1920s the club was one of the leading amateur teams in the country, and often included several internationals in its ranks, particularly during the 1930s. In recognition of their role in the promotion of ice hockey in Britain, Oxford and Cambridge Universities were each granted a seat on the Council by the British Ice Hockey Association, the game's controlling body. In 1936 the Cambridge team toured South Africa in an effort to further the spread of the game. That year members of the club were part of the British Olympic team that won the gold medal at the Winter Olympics. During the 1930s, the club participated in the European Championships, reaching the final on one occasion. By the 1960s it had been awarded half-blue status by the university.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room, subject to the written permission of the Club President or Senior Treasurer.

Acquisition Information

An initial deposit of material was made by Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club in 1976. Further material was added subsequently.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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