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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 42 institutes of higher learning: 

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 S & C
» Tutoring and SAT/ACT Test Prep Sessions
» Supervised Team Housing Available
» Travel Via Team Coach Bus
» Equipment & Clothing Package Provided


Come From Behind Win For Shamrocks In JWHL Challenge Cup Opener

Early Friday morning the Shamrocks opened the 9th annual JWHL Challenge Cup with a come... Read More »

Boyle, Conway, Jacques, and Peper To Represent Shamrocks at JWHL All Star Game

The Junior Women’s Hockey League recently announced the 2015-16 rosters for its February 11th All-Star... Read More »

Jacques Signs National Letter of Intent

  Boston Shamrocks PG forward Jessica Jacques (center) of North Reading, Massachusetts recently signed her National... Read More »

Boston Shamrocks Founder & GM Featured In New England Hockey Journal

The following article is reprinted from the November 2015 edition of the New England Hockey... Read More »

Pelkey Headed To Sweden as Member of U.S. National Team

Boston Shamrocks, and University of Vermont Catamounts, alumna and current Shamrocks Assistant Coach, Amanda Pelkey... Read More »

McHugh Commits To Providence College

The Boston Shamrocks are pleased to announce senior forward Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, MA) has committed... Read More »

Castonguay Commits To Clarkson University

The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce sophomore goalie Kia Castonguay (Ipswich, MA) has committed to the... Read More »

Jacques Commits to University of Maine

The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce senior forward, Jessica Jacques (North Reading, MA) has... Read More »

Boyle Commits to Clarkson University

The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce sophomore forward, Michaela Boyle (Reading, MA) has committed... Read More »

Maccario Notches First Collegiate Goal At No. 1 Boston College

After notching her first point as a Huskie only 2 weeks earlier in a game... Read More »

+5 Weekend Earns Harmon ECAC Rookie of the Week Honors

On Tuesday, ECAC Hockey announced Clarkson University‘s freshman defenseman from Downers Grove, IL, and Boston... Read More »




Come From Behind Win For Shamrocks In JWHL Challenge Cup Opener

Friday, February 12, 2016

Early Friday morning the Shamrocks opened the 9th annual JWHL Challenge Cup with a come from behind win over the HoneyBaked Hockey team of Detroit, Michigan at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.

HoneyBaked scored the lone goal of the first period and again early in the second period to go up 2-0. Amanda Conway scored halfway through the second period to cut HoneyBaked's lead in half at 2-1. Before the period ended the Shamrocks tied the game at 2-2 on a goal by Kathleen McHugh.

The game remained tied into the third period. In the third period McHugh got one behind the HoneyBaked's goalie to cap off the Shamrocks comeback. Ali Peper and Nicole Lorenzo were both credited with assits for the Shamrocks. Shamrocks goalie Kia Castonguay made 21 saves to earn the 3-2 win.

Next up for the Shamrocks is a 9:00 am Saturday morning game at the Iceplex against the St. Francis Xavier Rams from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Boyle, Conway, Jacques, and Peper To Represent Shamrocks at JWHL All Star Game

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Boston Shamrocks 2015-16 JWHL All-Stars Michaela Boyle (16), Amanda Conway (22), Ali Peper (4), and Jesse Jacques (9)

The Junior Women’s Hockey League recently announced the 2015-16 rosters for its February 11th All-Star Game. The JWHL All Star game is intended to showcase the league's top players in a North vs. South format.  Boston Shamrocks forwards Michaela Boyle (Reading, MA), Amanda Conway (Tewksbury, MA), and Jesse Jacques (North Reading, MA), along with defenseman Ali Peper (Arvada, CO), were named to the South Division All-Star squad.

The All-Star game will kick off the 9th annual JWHL Challenge Cup. The Challenge Cup will run from February 12th through 15th. In addition to the tournament, the Washington Capitals and JWHL will be hosting a free girls clinic at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia on Thursday February 11th at 6:50PM followed by the JWHL All-Star Game at 8:00PM.

Over the years, this event has grown to be one of the top scouting opportunities for NCAA programs as well as Hockey Canada and USA Hockey. The tournament will host 38 elite teams from the United States and Canada, attracting over 8,000 players and spectators. The U19 Division games will be played at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex while the U16 and U14 Division tournament games will be played at the nearby Rockville Ice Arena in Rockville, Maryland.


Shamrocks Advance to Semifinals of Northwood Invitational

Monday, January 18, 2016

This past weekend the Boston Shamrocks traveled to Lake Placid, New York for the 37th annual Northwood Invitational Hockey Tournament. The Shamrocks played 3 round robin games.

First up was HTI Lady Stars from Ontario, Canada. The Shamrocks got out to an early 2-0 lead. The first goal came on the power play from a point shot by Michaela Boyle with assists from Ali O'Leary and Jordan Hoyda. The second goal came short-handed after a nice chip from Aly Peper, Amanda Conway went the length of the ice and sniped far side.

Headed into the second half the Shamrocks were up 2-0. HTI stormed back with 3 unanswered goals taking a 3-2 lead. The Shamrocks tied the game up at 3, after a point shot by Peper tipped by Nicole Lorenzo was buried by Boyle with just over 4 minutes left in the game. Kia Castonguay was solid in the pipes for the Shamrocks stopping 20 shots.

Next up for the Shamrocks was Wyoming Seminary. In this game the Shamrocks scored early and often. Lorenzo scored her first of 3 to start the scoring after a nice pass from Sarah King. Boyle scored on the power play to go up 2-0. Cassidy McNeeley scored on a rebound in front, for her first of 2 on the night to make it 3-0. Lorenzo put a rebound in the back of the net for her second of the night, after a textbook far pad shot by Conway to make it 4-0. After Delaney Guimont forced a neutral zone turnover Conway went in alone and scored to make it 5-0. In the last minute of the first half McNeeley scored from her backside while battling in front on the power play to make it 6-0 after a point shot by Guimont.

Heading into the second half the Shamrocks kept their foot on the gas scoring another 4 goals. The first came from Sophia Quick on the again power play after a great rush and shot from the wing to make it 7-0. King scored on her own rebound to make it 8-0. After confusing the goalie with a laser off the crossbar from Boyle, Guimont was able to blast a point shot into the empty net from the point to make it 9-0. Lorenzo completed the hat trick after a pass from Courtney Kelly for the 10th goal of the night. Kate Turner was solid in net stopping 11 of 12 shots that she faced.

In the Shamrocks final game of the round robin they faced off against the Walpole Express. The Shamrocks scored first on a goal by Conway assisted by Lorenzo. The second came later in the first half on another goal by Conway assisted by Kathleen McHugh.

The shamrocks came out flat and the Walpole Express were able to tie it up at 2 early in the second half. Conway completed the hat trick scoring the game winner on an individual effort - blocking the shot and skating the length of the ice, sniping low glove. Castonguay made some huge saves late to secure the win. She stopped 24 of 26 shots that she faced. With this win the Shamrocks advanced to the semi finals and faced off against top seed Stanstead College.

Stanstead came out strong scoring 4 early goals in the first half. The Shamrocks found their legs and started to battle back. Conway scored to bring the Shamrocks within 3 before the first half ended.

Stanstead extended their lead on the power play early in the second half which seemed to fire the Shamrocks up who scored 2 quick goals in response. McHugh scored assisted by Boyle and Conway scored shortly thereafter to bring the shamrocks back within 2. Unable to capitalize on some great late game opportunities the Shamrocks fell 6-3.

The Shamrocks return home for 2 weeks of practice before heading to Penticton, British Columbia, Canada for a North/South JWHL weekend.