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The Boston Shamrocks Elite U19 Women's Hockey Team is a full season team formed to develop young women hockey players to the level and ability required to play college hockey.
The Boston Shamrocks Elite U19 Women's Hockey Team is a USA Hockey registered U19/Canadian Intermediate AA team and play in the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) on college campuses against some of the best teams in North America. The Shamrocks will also play in some of the top tournaments in the United States and Canada guaranteeing outstanding competition and maximum exposure to college and National team coaches. Past tournaments have included Chowder Cup, NAHA Labor Day, Stoney Creek, Polar Bears, and the JWHL Challenge Cup.
The Boston Shamrocks provide:
» Professional Coaching Staff
» 50-60 Game Schedule
On The Ice Six Days A Week; Approx. 125 Practices Mid Aug.-March
» Consistent Practice Times Throughout The Season
» Dedicated Team Locker Room w/Individual Stalls
» Twice Weekly One Hour Sessions at Mike Boyle’s Strength & Conditioning
» Tutoring and SAT/ACT Test Prep Sessions
» Supervised Team Housing Available
» Travel Via Team Coach Bus
» Equipment & Clothing Package Provided
Friday, September 12th, the Shamrocks took on Nepean and fell 4-1. After a scoreless first... Read More »
The Boston Shamrocks won two games and lost three at the NAHA Labor Day Tournament... Read More »
After a summer full of camps and training, the Shamrocks' players returned back to Boston... Read More »
The Boston Shamrocks are pleased to announce the addition of Tasha Wyatt and Moira Sweeney... Read More »
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Boston Shamrocks Senior forward Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, NH) was one of... Read More »
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12th, the Shamrocks took on Nepean and fell 4-1. After a scoreless first period, Nepean struck with two quick goals midway through the second period. The Shamrocks entered the third period facing a 2-0 deficit and Jenna Abeyta tallied her first goal of the season, assisted by Taylor Wenczkowski. The Shamrocks tightened Nepean’s lead but could not hold out. Plagued by penalties, Nepean was able to score on goaltender Kassi Abbott once more in the third. To close the game Nepean added an empty net goal concluding the game at 4-1.
The Shamrocks took on Compuware for their second game of the day. Taylor Wenczkowski tallied four consecutive goals to lead the Shamrocks to a 5-1 victory. Five different Shamrocks notched at least a point in the outing, marking a powerful team effort. Defenseman Maddie Truax notched a two-point game on her impressive play with a goal and assist. Kassi Abbott displayed an impressive effort in net, allowing just one goal.
Saturday, September 13th, the Shamrocks beat the Barrie Sharks in an overtime thriller with a score of 2-1. The Sharks took the lead halfway through the third period. With under four minutes of play in regulation Sophomore Kathleen McHugh scored bar down a two on one. McHugh’s goal pushed the game into a three-minute, 4 on 4 overtime. The Shamrock’s relentless pressure resulted in Wenczkowski’s sixth goal of the weekend. Kia Castonguay was a standout in goal for the Shamrocks.
In the Shamrocks final game of the weekend they fell 3-1 to Etobicoke of the PWHL. Defenseman Jenna Abeyta notched her second goal of the weekend as the Shamrock’s lone goal. Abeyta capitalized on an odd man, putting in Forward Jessie Jacques rebound. The goal also marked Jacques second assist of the weekend. Etobicoke led late in the game 2-1 and then tallied an empty netter. Kassi Abott displayed a great in net for the Shamrocks. While the Shamrocks fell, it was a great team effort and a promising close to the weekend for the upcoming season.
The Shamrocks will next be in action in the JWHL Season opener against Notre Dame on October 9th at 5pm.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Boston Shamrocks Senior Forward Sarah Wolf
The Boston Shamrocks won two games and lost three at the NAHA Labor Day Tournament in Burlington, Vermont. Each game played was two 20-minute periods.
The Shamrocks started the weekend exhibition facing the Pittsburgh Seals at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Kali Rutka started off the weekend scoring with a shot from the point beating the Pittsburgh goalie glove side. The Seals tied it up before the end of the first period, making it a tie game going into the final period of the game. Michaela Boyle notched her first goal as a Shamrock and ensuring a 2-1 lead for the Shamrocks. Kassi Abbott held up the defensive end by turning away all Pittsburgh attempts at evening the score. The Shamrocks came away with a 2-1 victory.
Next up, the Shamrocks fell to the Assabet Valley Patriots. The Shamrocks took an early lead when Taylor Wenczkowski capitalized on a breakaway. The senior forward beat the goalie with a swift move to her backhand. The Shamrocks held their lead with a solid effort in net by Kassi Abbott. Assabet went on to score three unanswered goals with 6 minutes left in the second and final period of the game.
On Saturday, August 30th, the Shamrocks started their day off against the Minnesota Whitecaps. Taylor Wenczkowski tallied her second goal of the weekend, giving the Shamrocks an early lead. Wenczkowski beat the Minnesota goalie off the far post with a shot from the point. The Whitecaps answered quickly with a tipped shot beating Shamrocks goalie, Alexis Kalm. Kalm sustained the tie score despite continued pressure from the Whitecaps offense. The game ended in a tie, moving to a one-opportunity shootout. Wenckowski missed her bid as the Shamrock's shooter and the Whitecaps slid one passed Kassi Abbott, securing their victory.
The Shamrocks went on to beat the EC Wizards 4-3 in a shootout. Taylor Wenczkowski put in her third goal of the weekend to give the Shamrocks the lead. The Wizards evened it up with a breakaway opportunity with less than two minutes left in the first period. The Shamrocks notched their first power play tally and Kali Rutka's second of the weekend. Sarah Wolf assisted Rutka's point shot that beat the Wizards goalie five hole. The Wizards evened the score with 49 seconds left, forcing the game into a sudden death shootout. Nora Maclaine scored on the Shamrock's first shot while Kassi Abbott stopped the Wizard's first attempt. After four rounds, Emily Harris put one past the Wizards goalie to notch her first goal of the weekend and her first game-winning goal of the season.
The Shamrocks moved on to play the Colorado Selects on August 31, but fell 3-2. The Selects scored first with top shelf shot to beat Alexis Kalm. Emily Earris tallied her second of the weekend by finishing on a scrum in front of the Colorado net. In the second period, Colorado struck ahead by capitalizing off a two on one rush. Ali Peper evened up the score at 2-2 with a top shelf score and her first of the weekend. Colorado scored with less than four minutes in the final period on a short side shot. Next up for the Shamrocks is the Stoney Creek Tournament in Ontario on September 12th.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Plymouth State's Tasha Wyatt Joins Shamrocks' Coaching Staff
The Boston Shamrocks are pleased to announce the addition of Tasha Wyatt and Moira Sweeney to their coaching staff.
Wyatt graduated from Plymouth State University in 2014 with a BS in Exercise and Sport Physiology. While at PSU she was a defensive force for the Women's Ice Hockey team. Wyatt was recognized with the “Defense of the Year” award her senior year. Wyatt is a native of Vail, Colorado.
Sweeney graduated from Providence College in 2014 with a BS in Business Management. At Providence she worked as the team manager, handling team logistics and statistical information. Sweeney managed the team's social media platforms and coordinated the team's time on ice video. Sweeney was recognized with the “Coaches Award” her senior year. Sweeney is from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.