The Metros were formed as a roller hockey team in 2001 by a group of students studying at UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as Manchester University until 2004). They first competed in the University roller hockey national championships in the 2002-2003 academic year, finishing 4th overall. In 2004 the club had their debut as an ice hockey team in the BUIHA cup competition. In the first few years the team were nomadic, lacking a home rink. Games were played at Sheffield (both Queens Road and IceSheffield), and then Bradford, before the new rink in Altrincham was completed. With a regular training slot close to Manchester, a B team was introduced in 2008, and 2011 saw the entry of a C team into the 3rd tier National Championships weekend. In 2012 there was further expansion of the club, with a large intake of beginners. The club were able to enter a team into all three divisions of the BUIHA cup competition, and also enter a D team into the Tier III Nationals weekend.
BUIHA National Championships
Tier I Runners Up 2011 Tier II Winners 2009, 2010 Tier III Runners Up 2014 Tier IV Runners Up 2013, 2014
BUIHA Cup Competition
Division 1 North Winners 2012 Division 1 Play-off Final Winners 2012 Division 2 Central Winners 2009, 2010 Division 2 Play-off Final Winners 2010 Division 3 North Runners Up 2009, 2012