This school year marks the 100th anniversary of hockey at University School of Milwaukee and its predecessor school, Milwaukee Country Day School. The hockey program has come a long way since its humble beginnings at Milwaukee Country Day School in 1920. At that time, the rink was little more than a flooded field, and students were required to shovel off any accumulated snow prior to games and practices. The players wore no helmets or shoulder pads, and their equipment consisted of skates, sticks, shin guards, and gloves.
As the sport became more popular, the program grew in prominence at the school. When the north and south campuses unified in 1985, the school built the Polly and Henry Uihlein Sr. Ice Arena, thanks to generous support from Polly MDS’38 and Henry MCDS’39 Uihlein, becoming one of the first in the state with an on-campus hockey rink.
In-person anniversary celebrations have been paused for the near future, but we invite the hockey community to visit www.usmathletics.org/hockey100 for a history of the program, information about future events, and other important updates.