We welcome enquiries from prospective players interested in joining the Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club (CUIHC). The club consists of three teams, and welcomes all players regardless of whether they’ve never played hockey before, or they’ve been playing competitively their whole lives. It’s strongly advised that you bring your hockey gear to Cambridge, though the club has some equipment available for use by players with none.
The Men’s Blues is for players with significant experience playing hockey. The skill levels of players on the team range from those with around 5 years’ experience, through to an occasional player at ECHL or AHL level. The team participates in Division 1 South (Checking) of the BUIHA, and has a weeklong training camp in Zuoz, Switzerland in January each year. This year they faced Oxford 5 times and beat them 5 times (including the Varsity Match and Patton Cup Match), they won the tournament at the conclusion of their annual Zuoz training camp, they placed first in Division 1 South, and they won the National Championship game against the first-place team in Division 1 North. Please contact the captain, Spencer Brennan (sjb305(at)cam.ac.uk), if you’re interested in joining the team.
The experience of players on the Women’s Blues are typically more varied. Playing alongside women with a strong hockey background, the team welcomes people (both male and female) who have little or no hockey experience and would like to learn and develop their skills. The team participates in the Division 2 South (Non-Checking) of the BUIHA. Please contact the captain, Lisa Schomerus (lms91(at)cam.ac.uk), if you’re interested in joining the team.
The Eskimos are for those who live in Cambridgeshire but are not current students at the university. The team has a diverse mix of staff, post-docs, alumni, and people who live in Cambridge but are not associated with the university. The skill level ranges from beginner-level players with limited hockey experience, through to players who’ve been playing their entire lives. Please contact the captain, Ryan McGinley (mcginleydesign(at)gmail.com), if you’re interested in joining the team.