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.
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.