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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
This past weekend the Boston Shamrocks traveled to Lake Placid, New York for the 37th... Read More »
In the fourth and final game at Mariucci arena, home of the University of Minnesota... Read More »
In the third game of the JWHL weekend at the University of Minnesota the Shamrocks... Read More »
In the second game of the JWHL weekend at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis,... Read More »
The Boston Shamrocks are in Minneapolis, Minnesota this weekend for a JWHL north / south... Read More »
Boston Shamrocks PG forward Jessica Jacques (center) of North Reading, Massachusetts recently signed her National... Read More »
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Boston Shamrocks, and University of Vermont Catamounts, alumna and current Shamrocks Assistant Coach, Amanda Pelkey... Read More »
The Boston Shamrocks are pleased to announce senior forward Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, MA) has committed... Read More »
The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce sophomore goalie Kia Castonguay (Ipswich, MA) has committed to the... Read More »
The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce senior forward, Jessica Jacques (North Reading, MA) has... Read More »
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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.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Shamrocks Forward Michaela Boyle Scores Game Winner
The Boston Shamrocks are in Minneapolis, Minnesota this weekend for a JWHL north / south weekend. In the first battle of the weekend the Shamrocks faced off against the Edge School from Calgary, at the Mariucci Arena home of the Gophers. The Shamrocks and the Edge School always play tight tough games against one another and this AM was no different.
The Shamrocks scored first in the first period on a power play goal. It happened with a great seam pass from Ali Peper to Sophia Quick who one timed the shot past the Edge goal keeper. In the second period the Edge School was able to tie it up. off of a face off their forward picked the puck out of some skates in front and wristed it in to the top corner.
In The third period the Shamrocks were forced to kill off numerous power plays including a couple 5-3 power plays. In between the penalty kills in the midst of a line change for both teams Ali Peper was able to chip the puck off the boards 3 times the first 2 were self passes off the boards to a streaking Michaela Boyle who then made a great move on the D and an even better move on the goalie ending in a back hand top shelf goal putting the Shamrocks up for good. The game ended with a flurry of blocked shots by forwards defenseman and some spectacular saves for goalie Kate Turner.
Up next the shamrocks face off against the Pacific Steelers at 7 pm central time.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Shamrocks PG Forward Amanda Conway Went 4-1-5 In Shamrocks 7-6 Loss
In the second game of the JWHL weekend at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, the Shamrocks faced off against the JWHL defending champs Warner Warriors.
It was another great battle in a very high scoring game that ended 7-6 for Warner. Shamrocks PG forward Amanda Conway had a great game, scoring 4 of the Shamrock goals and assisting on another. Kathleen McHugh and Michaela Boyle tallied the other goals for the Shamrocks.
Both goalies played for the Shamrocks as Kia Castonguay was forced to leave the game after a collision in the crease. She remains day to day.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Shamrocks Forward Jessie Jacques Scores Game Winner
In the third game of the JWHL weekend at the University of Minnesota the Shamrocks played the Pacific Steelers from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the Gophers Mariucci Arena.
The Shamrocks scored first on a great redirection by junior forward Nicole Lorenzo on a blast from the point by Ali Peper in the first period. In the second period the Shamrocks extended the lead to 2 on a power play goal. It came after a Michaela Boyle shot from the point, Cassidy McNeeley had a chance on the rebound and Amanda Conway put it in. The Steelers scored on the next face off to bring the lead back to 1. The second period ended with the Shamrocks ahead 2-1.
In the third period the Shamrocks scored on a line rush that Kathleen Mchugh started with a a great chip up the wall creating a 2-1. Conway took the puck wide and slid it across to Jessie Jacques who went five hole for the goal. The Steelers made it 3-2 on the power play in the closing minutes of the game. On another Steelers power play Conway forced stole the puck from the defenseman and went the length of the ice to score an empty netter. With the goalie still pulled Sarah King scored with under a second left to make the final score 5-2. Kate Turner was solid in net for her second win on the weekend.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Shamrocks Goalie Kate Turner Notches 3 Win Weekend
In the fourth and final game at Mariucci arena, home of the University of Minnesota Gophers the Shamrocks played the Balmoral Hall Blazers from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Balmoral Hall took a first period lead after capitalizing on late power play goal. In the second period the Shamrocks went down 2-0 on a screened shot from the point. On a late second period offensive zone face off the Shamrocks drew within 1 on a great individual effort by right winger Sophia Quick.
Going in to the third the Shamrocks were trailing 2-1. Amanda Conway tied the game on a short side snipe after a Balmoral Hall turnover forced by Ali Peper. Later Ali O'Leary brought the puck out of the corner, passed it back door to senior defenseman Ashley Defusco who shot it on net. Cassidy McNeeley battling for position in front had a chance on the rebound and Jessie Jacques found the loose puck in the crease and put it in to give the shamrocks the 3-2 lead.
With the Balmoral Hall goalie pulled Ali Peper intercepted a pass and shot the puck into the empty net to seal the game and make the final 4-2 Shamrocks. Kate Turner was again solid in net for the Shamrocks notching her 3rd win of the weekend.