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If you are interested in playing for the Shamrocks, complete and submit the questionnaire under Recruitment above and we will let you know if you may have what it takes to be a Shamrock. 

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

 
     
 
 
 

Boyle Commits to Clarkson University

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

Shamrocks Go Undefeated at JWHL South Weekend

The Weekend of November 21th, The Boston Shamrocks faced off against fellow JWHL South opponents... 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 »

Maclaine Commits To University of Connecticut

The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce senior forward Nora Maclaine (Easton, MA) has committed... 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 »

Robello Named CHA Rookie of the Week Following Four-Point Weekend

Mercyhurst University Lakers freshman forward, and Boston Shamrocks' alumna, Sarah Robello has been named College... Read More »

Shamrocks Finish Even in the First JWHL Weekend

  The Boston Shamrocks finished with a record of 2-2-1 on the first JWHL weekend... Read More »

Litchfield Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week

University of Vermont goalie and Boston Shamrocks' alumna Madison Litchfield has been named the Hockey... Read More »

 

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Boyle Commits to Clarkson University

Monday, December 8, 2014
Boston Shamrocks' Sophomore Forward, Michaela Boyle

The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce sophomore forward, Michaela Boyle (Reading, MA) has committed to the Clarkson University women's ice hockey program for the 2017-18 season.

Boyle is in her debut season with the Shamrocks. In her 12 JWHL games, she has a total of 7 points, 2 goals and 5 assists. She notched her first goal as a Shamrock in Boston's first game of the season in the NAHA Burlington tournament, igniting an offensively sound career.

“We could not be happier for her. It is a great place with an awesome staff. Michaela has made some significant improvements within a short period of time with us, we look forward to the rest of her career as a Shamrock.” Says Head Coach, Josh Hechter about the recent news.

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, plays in the ECAC and 2014 National Champions. Boyle will join fellow Shamrock, Savannah Harmon as a Golden Knight. Clarkson women's hockey began in the 2003-04 season and has had three NCAA appearances (2010, 2013, 2014). The Knights have made 10 ECAC playoff appearances and produced three All-Americans, most recently Patty Kazmaier Award Winner, Jamie Lee Rattray.

 

Shamrocks Go Undefeated at JWHL South Weekend

Monday, November 24, 2014
Boston Shamrocks' Junior Goaltender Lexi Kalm

The Weekend of November 21th, The Boston Shamrocks faced off against fellow JWHL South opponents at Quinnipiac's High Point Solutions Arena.

The Shamrocks began the weekend against the Washington Pride on Friday morning and skated to a 2-2 tie. Boston took the lead with a goal from Senior Forward, Jessie Jacques. She rushed the puck into the offensive zone and beat the Pride goaltender short side. Fellow seniors, Taylor Wenczkowski and Kali Rutka, assisted her on the play. The Shamrocks struck again with an unassisted tally from Wenczkowski in the second period. Unable to hold their 2-0 lead, the Pride scored two goals with under five minutes remaining in the second period. Neither team were able to finalize a decision in the third, leaving the game tied.

The Shamrocks took on the Colorado Selects the morning of Saturday, November 22nd. The Shamrocks came out of the gate hard and took a 3-1 lead in first period with two power play goals. The first came from Junior Defenseman, Ali Peper. Kathleen McHugh and Kali Rutka assisted Peper. Senior Forward, Nora Maclaine notched another Shamrock Power Play goal, tipping in a shot from Defenseman, Madison Truax. Jacques assisted on the play after quickly collecting the puck off the face off and fed Truax. Junior Forward, Sophia Quick closed out the first period scoring, tipping in another Truax point shot. McHugh assisted on the play, feeding Truax from the corner. The lone second period goal came after McHugh banged home a rebound on Junior Forward, Sarah King's shot. Rutka assisted on the play as well. Colorado battled back and the third period started with a Shamrock lead of 4-2. The Shamrock's extended the lead to 5-2 when McHugh tallied her fourth point on the game, scoring a power play goal. After Post Grad Defenseman, Kayla Dion took a hard point shot, the teamwork of Emily Harris and McHugh was able to secure the rebound. Colorado scored once more, shortening the Shamrock lead to 5-3. Boston went on to score two unanswered goals to close the game at 7-3, both coming from defensemen. Kayla Dion notched her second point of the game with a goal from just inside the blue line. Dion rushed the puck up ice after receiving a pass from Harris and Jacques. Madison Truax capped off the Shamrock scoring with an unassisted shot from just over the red line.

The Boston Shamrocks faced the Pride once more to close out the JWHL Weekend play on Saturday evening. Junior Goaltender, Lexi Kalm shutout the Pride and helped the Shamrocks to a 5-0 victory. The first of the Shamrock goals came from Taylor Wenczkowski, after she rushed the puck through the neutral zone. Ali Peper scored her second goal of the day from the point, assisted by Forwards, Sarah Wolf and Michaela Boyle. Sophomore Forward, Cassidy McNeeley notched an assist on Wenczkowski's second goal of the game. Sophia Quick put in a rebound off a Dion point shot. Quick collected Dion's rebound and slid the puck across the goal line. Wenczkowski added an assist on the play. In the third period, Junior Forward Kirsten Nergaard collected her first goal as a Shamrock, unassisted. The Shamrocks closed out the JWHL weekend, unbeaten.

 

Maccario Notches First Collegiate Goal At No. 1 Boston College

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Boston Shamrocks' Alumnae and UConn Huskies Freshman Marisa Maccario Scores First Collegiate Goal

After notching her first point as a Huskie only 2 weeks earlier in a game against Brown University, University of Connecticut freshman forward, and Boston Shamrocks' alumna, Marisa Maccario scored her first collegiate goal for the UConn women’s hockey team at No. 1 Boston College on Friday night at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Maccario’s goal gave UConn a 1-0 lead late in the first period over the Nation's top women's college hockey team. The Huskies scratched across the game’s first goal at 15:25 of the opening stanza, with Maccario connecting off assists from Kayla Campero and Lexi Lersch. The high-powered Eagles offense scored the next six goals for a 6-1 BC win.

The contest marked the seventh all-time for UConn against the nation’s No. 1 team. It was also the sixth game against a ranked opponent in 16 total games this season.

 

Maclaine Commits To University of Connecticut

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce senior forward Nora Maclaine (Easton, MA) has committed to the University of Connecticut women's hockey program for the for the 2015-16 season. Maclaine will be joining Shamrocks' alumna Marisa Maccario and Cassy Opela on the Huskies roster.

The University of Connecticut Huskies play in the very competitive Hockey East along with such highly acclaimed programs as Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University, University of New Hampshire, Providence College, University of Vermont and the University of Maine.

UConn was one of the original six member teams of Hockey East. The Women's Hockey East Association is currently in its thirteenth season of play after officially commencing league action in the fall of 2002. In a relatively short period of time, the conference quickly emerged as one of the top women's ice hockey conferences in the nation. In 2005 Hockey East expanded to its current eight member schools. Over the first 12 years, the conference has sent eight teams to the Frozen Four and 17 teams to the NCAA Tournament.

 

+5 Weekend Earns Harmon ECAC Rookie of the Week Honors

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Clarkson University Freshman and Boston Shamrocks' Alumna Savannah Harmon Earned ECAC Rookie of the Week Honors

On Tuesday, ECAC Hockey announced Clarkson University‘s freshman defenseman from Downers Grove, IL, and Boston Shamrocks' alumna, Savannah Harmon earned Rookie of the Week honors.

Harmon helped lead the Clarkson University Knights to a weekend sweep over Syracuse University with four points from the blueline, including netting her first two collegiate goals. She tallied three points (1-2-3) in Friday's 9-0 win and provided solid play in her own zone to help in the shutout. She followed up Friday night's performance by scoring the Knights first goal Saturday afternoon in a 4-1 win over the Orange. Harmon was a +5 in the two games.

Clarkson at 5-3 overall, begins defense of its ECAC Hockey Regular Season title Tuesday night by hosting archrival St. Lawrence University at Cheel Arena in the first of 22 league contests. Faceoff is 7:00 pm.

 

Robello Named CHA Rookie of the Week Following Four-Point Weekend

Monday, October 27, 2014
Mercyhurst Freshman and Boston Shamrocks' Alumna Sarah Robello Named CHA Rookie of the Week

Mercyhurst University Lakers freshman forward, and Boston Shamrocks' alumna, Sarah Robello has been named College Hockey America (CHA) Rookie of the Week for the period ending on October 26. Robello recorded two goals and two assists in a pair of Lakers wins over the weekend.

On Friday, Robello led Mercyhurst to a 5-1 win over Minnesota State at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. She put up two goals and an assist in the match. The Las Vegas, Nevada, native scored at the 6:23 mark of the first period, getting the Lakers on the board. She put the hosts ahead, 3-0, with a power play goal at the 8:29 mark in the third period. Robello then assisted on a goal later in the frame.

Robello set up a power play goal on Saturday, giving Mercyhurst a 1-0 advantage it would not relinquish in a 2-1 victory over MSU.

On the season, Robello has three goals and five assists, as well as a team-best plus-5 rating. She is tied for fifth nationally in points per game among freshmen.

The Lakers hosts Robert Morris University to start CHA play this weekend in a two game series at the Mercyhurst Ice Center. On Friday, October 31, the teams face off at 7:00 pm. The next day, the contest is scheduled for a 2:00 pm start.