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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

 

Peper Signs National Letter of Intent

With her parents and brother proudly looking on, Boston Shamrocks senior defenseman Aly Peper of... Read More »

Danielle Doherty Takes Over Shamrocks' Bench

The Boston Shamrocks are pleased to announce the hiring of Danielle Doherty (Newton, Mass) as... 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 »

Five Shamrocks Attend National Development Camp

Boston Shamrocks forwards Michaela Boyle (Reading, MA), Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, MA), Kirsten Nergaard (Stamford, CT),... 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 »

 

  

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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.

 

Peper Signs National Letter of Intent

Monday, April 18, 2016

With her parents and brother proudly looking on, Boston Shamrocks senior defenseman Aly Peper of Arvada, Colorado recently signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI). By signing the NLI, Peper is committing to play for the NCAA Division I Harvard University's women's ice hockey program for the 2016-17 season.

Harvard competes as a member of the ECAC Conference. The Crimson played their first-ever regular season women's hockey game during the 1978-79 season. In 1999 Harvard was crowned the women's national champions by the AWCHA. In 2001, Harvard participated in the inaugural NCAA Championship tournament. Harvard have been crowned the Women's Beanpot Champion six times (2003-05, 2008, 2010, 2015). The Crimson are also six time ECAC women's champions (1999, 2004-08); five time ECAC women's regular-season champions (1999, 2003-05, 2008) and ten time Ivy League Champion (1987-89, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2008-09, 2013-14).

 

McHugh Commits To Providence College

Friday, August 21, 2015
Boston Shamrocks' Senior Forward Kathleen McHugh

The Boston Shamrocks are pleased to announce senior forward Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, MA) has committed to the Providence College Friars women's hockey program for the 2016-17 season.

The Providence College Friars is a charter member of the very competitive Women's Hockey East. The Women's Hockey East currently includes such other highly acclaimed programs as Boston University, Boston College, University of Connecticut, Northeastern University, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont and the University of Maine.

The Women's Hockey East Association officially commenced league action in the fall of 2002. The conference quickly emerged as one of the top women's ice hockey conferences in the nation. In its first 13 years the Women's Hockey East has sent nine teams to the Frozen Four and 19 teams to the NCAA Tournament.

 

Castonguay Commits To Clarkson University

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Boston Shamrocks Goalie Kia Castonguay Commits To Clarkson University

The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce sophomore goalie Kia Castonguay (Ipswich, MA) has committed to the Clarkson University Golden Knights for the 2017-18 season. 

It took the Golden Knights' Women's Ice Hockey program only 11 years, since its inception in 2003-04, to be crowned the NCAA Women's Championship team in 2013-14. During the 2013-14 season Clarkson won the ECAC Hockey Regular Season title with a 16-2-4 league mark and capped off a 31-5-5 overall record with a 5-4 victory over two-time defending national champion Minnesota in the NCAA Championship game on March 23.

Through its first 11 years the Knights have posted a .613 winning percentage and won 227 games. The Green and Gold have skated to nine winning seasons, participated in the ECAC Hockey playoffs in every year they were eligible and made three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Clarkson University continually launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

 

Jacques Commits to University of Maine

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Boston Shamrocks' Senior Forward Jessie Jacques

The Boston Shamrocks are proud to announce senior forward, Jessica Jacques (North Reading, MA) has committed to the University of Maine women's ice hockey program for the 2016-17 season.

Jacques is currently serving as captain of the Shamrocks for the 2014-15 season. In her 16 JWHL games this season, Jacques has posted and impressive number assists, with 13. She has added 5 goals this season, totaling 18 points. She has been selected as one of the six Shamrocks to make the JWHL South All-Star team. Jacques has been a consistent playmaking force for the Shamrocks.

“Jessie has been with us for 3.5 years and made some tremendous improvements. Part of the growth of the program has been attracting the top end local talent and Jessie was one of the first of this kind, following players like Dakota Woodworth and helping attract others like Kathleen McHugh, Nora Maclaine, and Michaela Boyle.” Says Head Coach, Josh Hechter, about the recent news.

The University of Maine, Orono, ME, plays in the Hockey East conference. Black Bears women's hockey began in the 1997-98 season and has made four consecutive Hockey East playoff appearances (2010-2014).

“I think it's going to be a great fit for her and we are thrilled to have her back for one more year. We are really excited to see the college player she is going to become.” Hechter added about Jacques.

 

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.