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RMC Hockey History

      The Royal Military College Hockey Program began in 1886 and continues today, pursuing the same goals it had over 130 years ago; carve out leaders of integrity who succeed in life aided by their experience on the fields of athletic conflict.

      RMC has a rich history as a Military College, as an academic institution and within its athletics program. The hockey team is very fortunate to be part of two historic hockey games that occur every year the Carr-Harris Cup is an annual game versus RMC’s cross town rival Queens University, currently played at the K-Rock center in Kingston. The Carr-Harris Cup was initiated in 1986 by the International Hockey Hall of Fame to celebrate the 100th year of the hockey rivalry between Queen’s and RMC, dating back to 1886. It is the oldest hockey rivalry in the world on record.

      The Challenge Cup takes place between RMC and its prestigious US counter part, The US Military Academy (Westpoint-US Army). The Challenge Cup is recorded as the longest-running annual international hockey game in the world. It began in 1923 and has continued annually and alternates being played at USMA-Tate Arena (Westpoint, NY) and RMC-Kingston, Ontario in front of capacity crowds.

Historic Photos - Timeline