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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
After losing to Chicago Young Americans in the first game of the tournament, the Shamrocks... Read More »
In the opening game of the Fire On Ice Tournament in Rochester, NY, the Shamrocks... Read More »
The Shamrocks finalized the weekend with a 4-3 win over Balmoral Hall. The Shamrocks struck... Read More »
After a scoreless first period and an impressive showing by both teams' goaltenders, the Pride... Read More »
The Shamrocks took on OHA Saturday morning in their third game of the Rochester JWHL... Read More »
The Shamrocks opened up the scoring on the power play just over five minutes into... Read More »
After finishing the first period down 2-0, the Shamrocks kicked off a six-goal run, unanswered... Read More »
The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce senior forward Nora Maclaine (Easton, MA) has committed... Read More »
On Tuesday, ECAC Hockey announced Clarkson University‘s freshman defenseman from Downers Grove, IL, and Boston... Read More »
Mercyhurst University Lakers freshman forward, and Boston Shamrocks' alumna, Sarah Robello has been named College... Read More »
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Boston Shamrocks Senior Defenseman Kali Rutka
After losing to Chicago Young Americans in the first game of the tournament, the Shamrocks faced the Niagara Purple Eagles. The Shamrocks recently battled it out with the Purple Eagles in an Exhibition Weekend, failing to win a game. However, Boston prevailed in tournament play. The Shamrocks took the lead early with an unassisted tally from Taylor Wenczkowski. The Senior Forward forced a turnover on the Niagara blue line, to go in and beat the Niagara goalie five hole. Niagara tied the game at the end of the first period. Plagued by penalties, the Shamrocks were able to seal the win with a goal from Senior Forward, Nora Maclaine. Sophomore Forward, Michaela Boyle rushed the offensive zone and fed Maclaine in the slot. The Shamrocks finished the game, winning 2-1.
The Shamrock's faced the Anaheim Lady Ducks, on Saturday November 8th and fell by a score of 2-1, the lone goal came from Junior Forward, Kathleen McHugh. Junior Defenseman, Ali Peper and Taylor Wenczkowski assisted her on the play. Wenczkowski fed Peper on the point, whose shot was beautifully tipped by McHugh.
The Shamrocks faced the Lady Ducks again on November 8th in the first round of tournament playoffs. Boston was given a second chance at redemption in Rochester, and took it by a score of 5-3. After missing on a penalty shot bid, Post Grad Forward, Emily Harris, blocked a shot on the Shamrock's blue line and went on to a breakaway and slid the puck past the Duck's goaltender. The Shamrock's tallied another in the first half of the game after Kathleen McHugh sent home a Wenczkowski rebound. Nora Maclaine also assisted on the play. Going into the second half of the game, the score was tied at two, but three Shamrock goals proved to be the deciding factor. Wenczkowski tallied her fifth point of the weekend on an unassisted goal. Nora Maclaine put the Shamrocks ahead after Harris and Senior Forward, Sarah Wolf battled for the puck in the corner. Wolf fed Maclaine in the slot, who beat the Ducks goalie on the back door. Maclaine notched her second goal of the night on an empty netter and secured the Shamrock win. Wenczkowski and Junior Defenseman, Madison Truax notched assists on the play.
On Sunday, November 9th, Boston took on Ridley in the quarterfinals. The Shamrocks took a 1-0 lead in the first period after Wenczkowski dished the puck to Sophomore Defenseman, Jenna Abeyta, on the point. Abeyta's shot was directed into the back of the net, over the Ridley goaltender's shoulder. The Shamrock's continued pressure and scored within the first minute of the second, and final period. Nora Maclaine scored a power play goal, sniping top shelf. Madison Truax assisted her on the goal. Ridley scored, cutting the Shamrock lead to 2-1. Kali Rutka notched the game-winning goal, unassisted. Rutka rushed the puck up the ice and into the Ridley zone, taking a shot at the blue line that handcuffed the Ridley goalie. Boston won by a score of 3-2 and moved on to the semi-finals.
The Shamrock's went on to face the Chicago Young Americans for the second time in tournament play. Boston took an early 1-0 lead by the efforts of Junior Forward, Sarah King. The puck bounced around in front of the CYA net, Emily Harris and Michaela Boyle got the puck to King, who was able to put it in on the back door. CYA came back to tie the score 1-1, with under 3 minutes remaining in the first period. The Shamrocks benefited from two late first period goals and took a 3-1 lead going into the 2nd period. Kali Rutka fought for a puck in the corner and was able to feed Wenczkowski, who went on to beat the CYA goalie five hole. Rutka then scored off a face off point shot, assisted by King. The Shamrocks were unable to hold their lead and regulation ended with a score of 3-3. The teams played in sudden death 3v3 overtime, but unfortunately CYA capitalized first.
Next up for the Shamrocks is the first JWHL South weekend, hosted at Quinnipiac on November 21st.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Shamrocks Senior Forward Taylor Wenczkowski
In the opening game of the Fire On Ice Tournament in Rochester, NY, the Shamrocks fell to Chicago Young Americans 3-2. The Shamrocks played two twenty-two minute periods according to tournament rules. The Young Americans took a 2-0 lead in the first period.
The Shamrocks battled back to score with 14:22 minutes left in the second, and final period. Sophomore Forward, Michaela Boyle, scored an unassisted power play goal. Boyle skated the puck through the offensive zone to the slot for a backhand shot that just beat the CYA goalie.
The Young Americans scored again, pushing themselves to a 3-1 lead. The Shamrocks were able to cut the lead in half with three minutes remaining in the game with a goal from Senior Forward, Jessica Jacques. Senior Forward, Taylor Wenczkowski and Junior Defenseman, Madison Tuax assisted Jacques on the play. Jacques banged home a shot from the far post after Truax fed Wenczkowski, whose shot went off the boards and right to Jacques.
The Shamrocks pulled goaltender Kassi Abbott for the man advantage with a minute left in the game, yet they were unable to capitalize.
Next up for the Shamrocks is the Niagara Purple Eagles at 9:50pm on November 7th.
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.
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.
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.