The Boston Shamrocks is a USA Hockey registered U19/Canadian Intermediate AA team which plays 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 have a consistent schedule of late afternoon practices, four days a week on weeks with games, and six days a week when there are not any games. Along with the on ice practices, the team also utilizes classroom and video sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of positional and team tactics and the development of the "complete player."
The Boston Shamrocks players have access to ice at the team’s home rink, Ristuccia Arena, during the day, as well as the Puckstoppers Goaltending synthetic ice facility in nearby Woburn. This allows Shamrocks players to work on specific skating, shooting, stick handling, and goaltending techniques, or affords them time to be creative, or just have some extra fun.
Advanced development requires more than ice time. In addition to off-ice training, the team has one hour strength and conditioning sessions at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (which is adjacent to Puckstoppers) after practice, twice a week.
All home games and practices are held at Ristuccia Arena, the NHL Boston Bruins’ Practice and Training facility in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The Shamrocks have their own dedicated locker room, with individual stalls for each player. The arena features study areas, a players’ lounge with big screen tv, as well as a full service pro shop, with state of the art skate sharpening and profiling equipment.
The Boston Shamrocks provide home and away jerseys and socks, helmet, as well as gloves, shells, bags, warm-up suits, and a selection of team attire. Transportation to away games is via the team’s coach bus! Lodging and two meals on away trips are also provided by the team.