The 2008 schoolboy hockey competition was far more evenly-contested than in the recent past as sides who started strongly lost momentum while others improved after a poor start. Maritzburg College played 19 matches in total, winning 11, losing six and drawing two. Against KZN teams they played 10 games with eight victories. The only local side they lost to was, surprisingly, DHS and they drew with Michaelhouse. Most significantly they beat Kearsney 3-0 and beat Hilton twice.