Boys hockey has been played at Taft since Horace Dutton Taft founded the school in 1890. Taft's long-standing tradition of excellence in boys' ice hockey dates back to the undefeated 1905 team. Moreover, Taft was the first school in New England to have an indoor artificial ice surface, Mays Rink, which was built by Taft students in 1950. Over the past century, Taft has emphasized excellence not only on the ice, but also in the classroom and the dormitory. The Taft boys' hockey program is proud of helping student athletes improve their individual skills and hockey “sense,” and also helping them to foster their leadership skills.