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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

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.


Vermont University Women's Hockey Announces Five Newcomers for the 2016-17 Season

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Shamrocks Alumna Ali O'Leary On 2016-17 UVM Roster

BURLINGTON, Vermont - University of Vermont head women's hockey coach Jim Plumer announced the addition of five student-athletes to the 2016-17 roster Tuesday morning. Allie Granato (Plainfield, Ill.), Ali O'Leary (Reading, Mass.), Eve-Audrey Picard (Longueuil, Quebec), and Sydney Scobee (Minnetrista, Minn.) will represent UVM's class of 2020. Melissa Black (Newmarket, Ontario) will transfer to UVM from Union College as a incoming sophomore.

"We have been working really hard to identify the type of players who will thrive in our program and I am excited to welcome this group to UVM," said Plumer. "This is a diverse and talented class, and they will each have the potential to make a huge impact on our program over the course of their careers. I know our returning players will welcome them in August and enjoy having them as part of our culture, on and off the ice."

Ali O'Leary (F Reading, Mass. Boston Shamrocks) played for the Boston Shamrocks of the JWHL in 2015-16. She had eight goals and 14 assists for 22 points in 28 games. Former Catamount Amanda Pelkey '15 served as an assistant coach with the Shamrocks last season. 


Arsenault, MacDougall, Masotta and Mroczka To Attend National Development Camp

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Boston Shamrocks forwards Hannah MacDougallJulia MasottaRose Mroczka and defenseman Grace Arsenault will attended the USA Hockey National Development Camp held at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota from July 9-15, 2016.

USA Hockey and its twelve districts provide player development opportunities at the affiliate, district, regional, and national level throughout the year. USA Hockey hosts three National Player Development Camps for girls ages 15, 16 and 17. The week-long experience at any of the three camps exposes participants to various ‘best practices’ and training strategies directly aligned with the U.S. Women’s National Team’s training, expectations, and culture so players can return home with the tools to develop their skills over the course of that season (and seasons to come).

The National Development Camp for girls brings together the top 1% of the nation's best players at each age level. Top college and junior coaches help guide the players throughout their experience at the camp. The camp also provides opportunities for the girls to make the National Team.

The weeklong sessions provide many of the United States' best young hockey players with concentrated on- and off-ice training and coaching, as well as the opportunity to compete against their peers. Over the years the best and brightest American hockey stars have shared time together at the summer camps. Players are selected from a national pool of camps in USA Hockey districts and rosters are formed by camp staff prior to the teams assembling at their respective locations.

Other Shamrocks attending regional development camps include Shea Verrier and Anna McCluskey who are attending the USA Hockey Eastern District Development Camp being held in Williamsville, New York.