University of Buffalo Hockey Team 1896
1st Row: Phillips, Diller, Johnson (captain), Howell, Parker;
2nd Row: Couper, Hall, Dr. James B. Croffs (manager), Young, Peck.
The organization of the first Hockey team at the University of Buffalo occurred in the winter of 1895 - 1896 through the efforts of lrving R. Johnson of the Department of Medicine. Though in its infancy, the team had a very successful season, playing several local teams and winning 75% of their games.