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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 46 institutes of higher learning:

       Amherst College                 Augsburg College
       Bemidji State University     Boston University
       Brown University                Chatham University
       Clarkson University            Connecticut College
       Holy Cross                          Cortland State Univ.
       Franklin Pierce                   Harvard University
       New England College        Nichols College
       Manhattanville College      Mercyhurst Univ.
       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 University
       Saint Anselm College        Salve Regina University
       St. Mary's College              St. Michael's College
       Stevenson College            Syracuse University
       Union College                    Univ. of Southern Maine
       UMass. Boston                   University of Maine
       Univ. of New England        Univ. of New Hampshire
       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
» 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


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Danielle Doherty Takes Over Shamrocks' Bench

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Danielle Doherty Takes Over Shamrocks' Bench

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Boston Shamrocks are pleased to announce the hiring of Danielle Doherty (Newton, Mass) as the new head coach of the U19 JWHL team.

“We are very excited to welcome Danielle to the Shamrocks' program as head coach of our top team,” said Shamrocks' owner and GM Bob Rotondo. “A reflection of her five years playing at Boston College, Danielle's coaching style places a strong emphasis on success through player development in a positive teaching environment. We look forward to her leadership as she builds upon the success the Shamrocks have had in moving players to the NCAA ranks.”

“I am very excited to be part of the Shamrocks organization and want to thank Bob Rotondo for this opportunity,” said Doherty. “I am really looking forward to meeting the current players and getting to work on recruiting new players. The level of play in the JWHL is very high, and the league is extremely competitive. I am thrilled to be in a position to help the Shamrocks’ student-athletes elevate their game and achieve their dream of playing college hockey.”

This past season Doherty coached the Walpole Express U19 team. A graduate of Boston College with a bachelor's degree in Education and Human Development and a Masters degree in Special Education. During her career in Chestnut Hill the BC Eagles made four trips to the NCAA Frozen Four, garnered two Beanpot titles, as well as two Hockey East crowns.


Abbott Member of Three-Peat Plattsburgh State Women's Ice Hockey NCAA Division III National Champions

Monday, March 21, 2016
Boston Shamrocks' alumna Kassi Abbott Celebrates Plattsburgh State University Cardinals' Third Straight Division III National Championship.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Winning a national championship is easier said than done. Winning three straight national championships is something only a few individuals can say they've accomplished. That Plattsburgh State women's ice hockey team can now be sorted into the category of dynasties after claiming its third straight NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey National Championship after a 5-1 victory over the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Saturday night at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena.

Boston Shamrocks' alumna Kassi Abbott (Reading, MA) was a freshman goalie on this years Division III National Championship Plattsburgh State University Cardinals. Plattsburgh State joins Middlebury College as the only NCAA Division III institution to win three consecutive national championships. Four seniors and five juniors have been on the women's ice hockey team for all three championships.

The Cardinals close out the year with a 29-1-0 record, their best record in program history. The win total is also the most by any NCAA Division III women's ice hockey program in a single season. Plattsburgh State adds to its lead in NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey national championships with its fifth in the program's history.


Boston Shamrocks 2016 College Commitments

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Once again the Boston Shamrocks have an impressive group of seniors and post grads moving on to continue their play at the collegiate level:

  • Michaela Boyle (Reading, MA) - Clarkson University (2017)
  • Kia Castonguay (Ipswich, MA) - Clarkson University (2017)
  • Amanda Conway (Tewksbury, MA) - Norwich University
  • Delaney Guimont (Bedford, NH) - Franklin Pierce University
  • Jessica Jacques (North Reading, MA) - University of Maine
  • Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, MA) - Providence College
  • Kirsten Nergaard (Stamford, CT) - Yale University
  • Ali O'Leary (Reading, MA) - University of Vermont
  • Aly Peper (Arvada, CO) - Harvard University
  • Sophia Quick (Durango, CO) - University of Notre Dame
  • Kate Turner (Houston, TX) - University of Maine

Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Program Accepted Into NESHL

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Program is excited and proud to announce its acceptance into the Northeast Sled Hockey League (NESHL) beginning with the 2016-17 season. The NESHL was established in 2005 as the first-ever organized, multi-state, adult sled hockey league in the United States with teams and athletes coming from Maine to Maryland.

The NESHL continuously look to solicit new players and to further the awareness of sled hockey, and people with disabilities. Along with providing a structured, competitive, sled hockey league, the individual benefits to NESHL athletes is invaluable. The NESHL not only improves a player's physical fitness but provides an environment to promote and improve their independence, assist with building their life skills, and improving their quality of life. The lessons taught through competing assist the individual to better manage life's ups and downs while stressing the value of maintaining a positive attitude.

The NESHL is the Largest and Oldest Sled Hockey League in the Country. It is a co-ed League with 200 plus participants with ages ranging from 12-65 supported by friends, family, and fans. All NESHL players have some form of mobility impairment. Including 22% of its players being Disabled Veterans of whom most have been recently injured while serving our Country.

Beginning with the 2016-17 season the NESHL will consist of 15 Teams in Two Divisions covering the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions (ME, NH, MA, VT, CT, NY, NJ, PA, OH, MD, VA). Next season the NESHL will be expanding by 4 teams. In addition to the Boston Shamrocks, the league will be adding the Mighty Penguins (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Ohio United (North Olmsted, Ohio) and the Long Island Roughriders (Bethpage, New York) to its current teams of Bennett Blazers (Baltimore, Maryland), Gaylord Wolfpack (Newington, Connecticut), Northeast Passage Wildcats (Durham, New Hampshire), New England Warriors (Lewiston, Maine), New Jersey Freeze (Randolph, New Jersey), New York Rangers (Tarrytown, New York), Philadelphia Flyers (Cobbs Creek, Pennsylvania), USA Warriors (Rockville, Maryland), Vermont Sledcats (South Burlington, Vermont), and Western Mass Knights (Westfield, Mass.).

The NESHL season consists of several regular season regional showcases beginning in September and concluding with a Championship Showcase in March. The Boston Shamrocks will be hosting a 6 team showcase at their home rink, the Allied Veterans Memorial Rink in Everett, Mass., on Saturday, December 17, 2016.