University hockey has a proud past in Canadian sports’ history. Teams representing universities have won national titles in the Memorial and Allan Cup as well as competing for the Stanley Cup in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

In 1963, university hockey players were given their own trophy called the University Cup. The trophy, donated by Queen’s University, was competed for by all the schools playing in the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union, with the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues being the most successful, having won ten national championships each. Many skilled players are now opting for a scholastic approach to the game and are improving the quality of play within the circuit.
University hockey has a proud past in Canadian sports’ history. Teams representing universities have won national titles in the Memorial and Allan Cup as well as competing for the Stanley Cup in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

In 1963, university hockey players were given their own trophy called the University Cup. The trophy, donated by Queen’s University, was competed for by all the schools playing in the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union, with the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues being the most successful, having won ten national championships each. Many skilled players are now opting for a scholastic approach to the game and are improving the quality of play within the circuit.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:

  • Investigate the role that hockey plays in Canada’s national identity
  • Explore the history of hockey in Canada
  • Identify significant people involved in hockey in Canada
  • Examine the evolution of non-professional hockey in Canada
  • Explore the major amateur leagues, tournaments and awards available to male and female athletes

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