1902-03 was the first year for Ice Hockey in the Interscholastic League. The league formed four years earlier (spring 1899) with Ice Polo being played prior to Ice Hockey. Brown University had offered a cup to the best preparatory high school hockey team. In addition to the Brown Cup there was the pennant of the Interscholastic League making the fight doubly interesting that year. The Interscholastic League originally voted and awarded the State Champion or had playoffs if teams were tied in the standings. Teams were comprised of 7 players (Left Wing, Center, Rover, Right Wing, Cover Point, Point and Goal) until the 1925-26 season. Schools played outdoors (including Blackstone Pond, East Side Skating Rink, Mashapaug Pond, No Bottom Pond, Roger Williams Park, Scott's Pond, Slater Park, Hammond Pond, Railroad Pond and York Pond).
1898-99 to 1908-09 Champions
1898-99 Hope (Ice Polo)
1899-00 Hope (Ice Polo)
1900-01 Hope & East Providence (Ice Polo)
1901-02 Hope & East Providence (Ice Polo)
1903-04 Manual Training
*The Interscholastic League did not award a pennant due to the lack of games (warm weather).