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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 work hard in developing and promoting their student athletes. Nearly 100% of all Boston Shamrocks players go on to continue their growth and success at the collegiate level.

Boston Shamrocks student athletes have enrolled and played hockey at the following 51 institutes of higher learning:

        Amherst College            Augsburg College 
        Aurora University           Becker College
Bemidji State Univ.        Boston University
        Bowdoin College            Brown University          
Castleton University      Chatham University
        Clarkson University     Connecticut College
        Holy Cross                      Cortland State Univ.
        Elmira College     Franklin Pierce          
Harvard University       New England College  
Nichols College         Manhattanville College
Mercyhurst University     Middlebury College      
Minnesota State Univ.     Morrisville State College
Norwich University          Penn State University  
Plattsburg State Univ.     Plymouth State Univ.  
Providence College         Rhode Island College  
Sacred Heart Univ.    Saint Anselm College  
Salve Regina Univ.          St. Mary's College      
St. Michael's College       Stevenson College      
Syracuse University        Union College              
Univ. Southern Maine     UMass. Boston          
University of Maine         Univ. of New England    
Univ. of N.H.                    Univ. of Notre Dame    
Univ. of Connecticut       University of Vermont  
University of Wisconsin  Utica College              
Wesleyan University   Williams College        
Yale University

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
» Use of Boston Bruins former weight room & facilities
» Tutoring and SAT/ACT Test Prep Sessions
» Supervised Team Housing Available
» Travel Via Team Coach Bus
» Equipment & Clothing Package Provided

The Boston Shamrocks Organization

The Boston Shamrocks Ice Hockey Organization includes several different programs of varying skill levels and playing abilities. The Boston Shamrocks hockey family currently consists of:


Four Shamrocks Named To 2017-18 JWHL All Stars

The Junior Women's Hockey League (JWHL) kicked off its 2018 Challenge Cup Thursday night with... Read More »

Shamrocks Alumna Amanda Conway Named NEHC Player Of The Year

Thursday afternoon the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's division announced the recipients of the... Read More »

UMaine Sophomore and Shamrocks Alumna Jacques Game Winner Gives Black Bears Sweep Over BU

University of Maine women's ice hockey team improved their unbeaten streak to eight games by... Read More »

Shamrocks Alumna Abbott Earns Third NEWHL Goalie of the Week Honor

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – For the third time this year, Boston Shamrocks Alumna and junior goaltender, Kassi... Read More »

Lauren Hennessey Commits to Division 1 Lindenwood University

By James Murphy Boston Shamrocks goaltender Lauren Hennessey (Lynnfield, MA) has committed to Division 1 Women's... Read More »

Shamrocks Sweep Non-League Weekend

By James Murphy The Boston Shamrocks U19 team exploded for 11 goals in two games over... Read More »

Shamrocks Alumna Heather Schwarz Scores First Pro Goal

Boston Shamrocks Alumna Heather Schwarz scored her first professional goal at the Warrior Ice Arena on... Read More »

Boston Shamrocks Defenseman Taylor Tom Benefits From Playing In The Mecca Of College Hockey

By James Murphy Boston Shamrocks U19 defenseman Taylor Tom is used to being away from home... Read More »

Another Shamrock Turns Pro.... Former Shamrock Standout Goalie Madision Litchfield Begins Her Rookie Season With The NWHL's Boston Pride

Madison Litchfield, former Boston Shamrock Standout and the No. 1 goaltender for the University of Vermont... Read More »

Manitoba Natives Hirschfield and Jorgenson Are Dedicated To Hockey, The Shamrocks, And Their Education

By James Murphy To say Boston Shamrocks U19 defenseman Ashlee Hirschfield and forward Mya Jorgenson are... Read More »

Shamrocks Open 2017-18 JWHL Season With Two Wins in Buffalo

By James Murphy The Boston Shamrocks started the 2017-18 regular season in Buffalo winning two of... Read More »



Four Shamrocks Named To 2017-18 JWHL All Stars

Friday, February 16, 2018
Boston Shamrocks forwards Madison Nichols, Keyanna Lea, Keyara Lea and Julia Masotta named to JWHL All Stars

The Junior Women's Hockey League (JWHL) kicked off its 2018 Challenge Cup Thursday night with its Annual All Star Game held at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginai.  This year the JWHL replaced its usual North vs. South All Star Game with a four Team, two Games, 3 on 3 format.

Boston Shamrocks named to 2017-18 JWHL All Star teams were forwards Keyanna Lea ‘18  (Riverton, Manatoba), Keyara Lea ‘18 (Riverton, Manatoba), Julia Masotta ‘19 (Tewksbury, Mass.) and Nazareth College commit Madison Nichols ‘18 (New Port Richey, Florida). 

The Shamrocks play their first 2018 JWHL Challenge Cup game Friday morning at 8:40 am against the Bannff Hockey Academy Bears (Banff, Alberta) followed by additional round robin games against Stanstead College Spartans (Stanstead, Quebec), Ontario Hockey Academy Mavericks (Cornwall, Ontario), and Chicago Mission (Chicago, Illinois).


Shamrocks Alumna Amanda Conway Named NEHC Player Of The Year

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday afternoon the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's division announced the recipients of the league's major award winners as selected by the league's eight head coaches.  Boston Shamrocks Alumna and Norwich University Sophomore forward Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) was named the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Player of the Year.

Conway earned Player of the Year honors after leading the NEHC in scoring with 29 points on 19 goals and ten assists.  Her 47 overall points (26 goals, 21 assists) rank third nationally in all of Division III.  Conway has also been a menace for opposing teams on the power play, where her seven power play goals tie her for fourth most in the country. Conway also received NEHC Player of the Week honors three times during the 2017-18 regular season.

The NEHC postseason begins with quarterfinal action on Saturday, February 17.  Norwich earned the No. 1 seed for the NEHC Tournament after winning its seventh regular season title in the last eight years.  The Cadets will begin their quest for their eighth NEHC Tournament title on Saturday, February 17th when they host the New England College Pilgrims in quarterfinal action at 3 p.m. at the Kreitzberg Arena on the Norwich campus in Northfield, Vermont.

The semifinal round is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th with the league championship taking place on Saturday, March 3rd. All games will be held at the campuses of the highest seed.


Lauren Hennessey Commits to Division 1 Lindenwood University

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
A Proud Lauren Hennessey (Center) with Boston Shamrocks GM Bob Rotondo (Left) and Shamrocks Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Sean Fisher (Right).

By James Murphy

Boston Shamrocks goaltender Lauren Hennessey (Lynnfield, MA) has committed to Division 1 Women's Hockey program Lindenwood University located in  St. Charles, Missouri. The Lady Lions play in College Hockey America (CHA) and are coached by Scott Spencer.  Spencer has coached women's college hockey for eleven seasons.

The Lindenwood women's ice hockey team practice and play their home games at their own Lindenwood University Ice Arena.   The facility features two NHL Size 85' x 200' rinks and is open year round.  The Lindenwood University Athletics Department has grown significantly over the past two decades, going from just a few sports to having one of the largest Athletics Departments in the nation.  Lindenwood has 27 sports competing in the NCAA.  Lindenwood also offers a variety of sports outside of the NCAA, most of which are among the top programs in their respective national and conference organizations.

Hennessey is the first Shamrock to sign with Lindenwood and will begin playing with the NCAA Division 1 Lady Lions in January.  "We are incredibly proud of Lauren," Shamrocks head coach and Director of Hockey Operations Sean Fisher said recently. "She has worked incredibly hard in her short time here with me and this program and we are so unbelievably proud of her athletic and academic accomplishments.  We know she will represent our program well at the Division 1 collegiate level.  We wish her all the best in her future athletic and academic endeavors and will be cheering her loudly!"


UMaine Sophomore and Shamrocks Alumna Jacques Game Winner Gives Black Bears Sweep Over BU

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Shamrocks Alumna Jessie Jacques Scores Game Winner To Give University of Maine Black Bears Sweep Over BU Terriers

University of Maine women's ice hockey team improved their unbeaten streak to eight games by sweeping Boston University in a two-game weekend series at BU's Walter Brown Arena. Maine struck early and often on Saturday afternoon, using three first period goals before adding one in the second period on its way to a 4-1 victory over the BU Terriers. The Black Bears then grabbed a 3-2 win against the Terriers on Sunday afternoon to complete the sweep.  Former JWHL All-Star and two-time Boston Shamrocks Captain Jessie Jacques scored her fourth goal of the season, and the eventual Sunday game-winner, with 3:53 remaining in the second period on a hard slap shot from the corner ice.

The two-game sweep at Boston University has earned the University of Maine women's ice hockey team the No. 10 ranking in the latest Division I Women's Ice Hockey national poll, released on Monday, Jan. 8.  The Black Bears are currently in third place in the Women's Hockey East Association (WHEA) standings at 8-3-2 in league play and 14-6-3 overall.

Coming up on the Black Bears schedule are three back-to-back games against Merrimack College, starting off with a single match on the road next Saturday, Jan. 13 in North Andover, Mass. Puck will be dropped at 2:00 p.m.


Shamrocks Alumna Heather Schwarz Scores First Pro Goal

Monday, November 6, 2017
Syracuse University and Boston Shamrocks Alumna Heather Schwarz Scores First Pro Goal During First Period of the NWHL Boston Pride's Home Opener

Boston Shamrocks Alumna Heather Schwarz scored her first professional goal at the Warrior Ice Arena on Saturday night at 2:58 of the first period. Schwarz shot a laser from the blue line past the Connecticut Whale's netminder to give the Boston Pride an early 1-0 lead in their home opener.

Calling it “a dream come true,” recently-graduated Syracuse University forward Schwarz stated about playing with the Boston Pride of the NWHL. Prior to playing at Syracuse, the 5-9 forward was captain and MVP of the Boston Shamrocks.  As a member of the Shamrocks Schwarz scored 16 goals and handed out 10 assists in 2012-13 for a total of 26 points and was named to the the JWHL South All-Star Squad.

“Not only do I get to continue playing hockey as a professional, but being in a city like Boston is very exciting,” said Schwarz. “I've played with and against some of the women on the Pride throughout my hockey career. I'm proud to be part of their team. I'm excited for the opportunity to play in Boston again and to have my parents and loved ones watch me play professional hockey. Signing with the Pride is a dream come true.”

Schwarz played 141 games between 2013-2017 for the Orange and had 22 goals and 29 assists for 51 points, which ranks her seventh in program history. As a senior this past season, Schwarz was 11-10-21 in 33 games.  "Heather worked extremely hard both on and off the ice, and her game improved each and every year during her tenure here,” said Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan. “We wish her the best as she moves on to the NWHL."  “Playing at Syracuse was an extraordinary experience,"  Said Schwarz.  "Paul and [assistant coaches] Ali Domenico and Brendon Knight developed us as a team and as individuals to become successful on and off the ice.”

Schwarz majored in Health and Exercise Science at Syracuse, and now works as a certified personal trainer at Republic Fitness in Boston's Financial District.


Shamrocks Alumna Savannah Harmon Drafted Sixth Overall by Buffalo Beauts of NWHL

Monday, August 21, 2017

Boston Shamrocks Alumna Savannah Harmon, a standout defenseman for the Clarkson University National Champion women's hockey team, was selected by the Buffalo Beauts in last week's  National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) draft.  Entering her senior year in 2017-18, Harmon was the sixth overall player selected in the draft with Buffalo's second-round pick.  The five-round NWHL Draft is for college players entering their senior season.

Before Clarkson, Savannah played with the Boston Shamrocks where she earned first-team JWHL All-Star honors in 2014 and served as assistant captain during the 2013-2014 season. Savannah also attended the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp every year from 2009-2012. At Clarkson, Savannah was points leader among rookie skaters in 2014-2015 and was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team. 

A native of Downers Grove, Illinois, Harmon served as a co-captain on Clarkson's National Championship squad last season. She scored the game-winning goal in the 3-0 win over Wisconsin in the national title game to earn the Golden Knights their second NCAA Championship in four years.

During the 2016-2017 season she was second in the country in points among defenseman, scoring a career-high 36 points on 11 goals and 25 assists. Through 119 NCAA D-1 career games, Harmon has totaled 79 points on 22 goals and 57 assists.  Harmon earned a myriad of honors in 2016-17, being named a second-team All-American, ECAC Hockey Best Defenseman Award winner, first-team all-league all-star, NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team, All-USCHO second team, a finalist for ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award. The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey.