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JWHL Welcomes New Members For 2017-18 Season

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:19PM

The Junior Women's Hockey League (JWHL), which recently concluded it's 10th season of operation, is excited to add new teams and expand divisions for next season.

"The JWHL is excited to add the Little Caesars Hockey Club (Detroit, Michigan USA) at the 14, 16 and 19 Divisions," announced JWHL co-founders Kush Sidhu of the Washington (DC) Pride and Bill Driscoll of the North American Hockey Academy (NAHA, Stowe VT). "With Little Caesars ties to the Detroit Red Wings organization, we're adding the strength of a NHL Original-Six club, and a great youth hockey organization."

“Joining the JWHL is a very positive step for our Little Caesars Girls Program in terms of exposure, competition and opportunity,” said Manon Rheaume, Leader of the Little Caesars Girls Program. “It is another example of our commitment to the development of our players on and off the ice, as we look to help them reach the next level of their playing careers at the collegiate level, while furthering their education off the ice.”

"We believe in the vision and opportunity to grow and promote the game of hockey with likeminded teams," said Kris Draper, Assistant to the General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings.”

The Ottawa 67s (Ottawa, Ontario Canada) brand has a storied history in Canada, and the Lady 67s while relatively new, are a very deep organization who will be able to offer the top level of competition in North America to their strong organization of girls hockey. The 67s will join the JWHL in the 19 Division.

"The Lady 67's primary goal is a commitment to the development of its young women and joining the JWHL will play a big role in that," said Tim Belanger, Director of the Ottawa Lady 67s. "Our organization strives to develop its players not only hockey-wise, but also with respect to life skills which will benefit them after hockey."

Newbridge Academy (Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia Canada), with 10 years of experience serving Atlantic Canada on the boy's side, is a young but quickly emerging program in the girl's hockey world. With deep hockey roots Newbridge Academy, who moves into their new school this fall, is excited to join the 16 & 14 Divisions of the JWHL.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to play in a league that cares about the development of the women's game," said Newbridge Academy's Paddy Flynn, Director of Varsity Hockey Programs. "Joining the JWHL will support the schools efforts to grow and maximize our growing visibility in the female hockey community, and it gives our female student-athletes a great opportunity as they continue their development in academics and athletics."

Existing JWHL member Chicago Young Americans (CYA) announced they plans to add its 16 team to that division beginning next season.

"The JWHL is excited to welcome these new teams," said JWHL co-founders Bill Driscoll (North American Hockey Academy) and Kush Sidhu (Washington Pride). "The teams in the JWHL share a common philosophy of developing their female athletes and being a steppingstone for many of the girls to college hockey and for some of the top players to their National Team programs."

For more details, please visit www.jwhl.org.

 

Jr. Shamrocks Alumnae Maggie Salmon ECAC Women's West Defensive Player of the Year

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 1:18PM

Medford, Mass. native and William Smith College goalie Maggie Salmon was named ECAC Women's West 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year after a brilliant campaign for the Herons. Before moving onto William Smith, Salmon played four years with the Boston Jr. Shamrocks and received goalie training at Puckstoppers from Bob Rotondo.

Salmon appeared in 18 contests and accumulated a 6-8-4 mark in those outings while compiling a 1.92 goals-against average and .951 save percentage. The junior led all ECAC Women’s West goalies with 656 saves, and ranked second in the league and eighth nationally in save percentage at the end of the regular season. She is the first William Smith player to earn an ECAC Women’s West major award.

 

Shamrocks Celebrate 2016-17 Seniors Day With Green/White Game

Monday, February 27, 2017, 1:43PM

 2016-17 Boston Shamrocks Seniors

   

 

 

Watch Ristuccia Arena Action Live & On Demand

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:57AM

Live Barn is live at Ristuccia Arena. Live Barn provides online broadcasts of hockey games at many rinks across the US & Canada. Games are broadcast both Live and via On Demand replay.

Family & Friends can watch on line when they cannot attend a game. Athletes and coaches can review their games and share video highlights online or download full games to archive. Live Barn is available on a monthly subscription basis starting at $14.95/month. Use PROMO.CODE: f6f4-65fd for a 10%discount.

While viewing On Demand, you can share 30-second highlights via social media and email or download 30-minute clips and store up to 30 hours of content per month.    

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING, SHARING OR DOWNLOADING GAMES:

1. Create a Live Barn account at www.livebarn.com using PROMO CODE: f6f4-65fd.
2. Search for and select your rink.
3. Select Live (for Live) or On Demand (for past games or to share/download clips)and select date and time.

Use Premium account for downloading or standard account for sharing.

TO SHARE: Pause video at time you would like 30-second clip to STOP, select social media or email, and share provided link.

TO DOWNLOAD: Pause video, select download, press both down load buttons and 30-minute video will download to your computer. For full game select multiple 30 minute sections.

Don't forget to submit your highlights for a chance to be featured on Plays of the Week videos.

More information about this service can be found at www.livebarn.com.

 

Shamrocks Bring Sled Hockey To Fenway Park

Monday, January 16, 2017, 12:06PM

For what maybe the first time in park history, sled hockey was played this past Sunday at Fenway Park when the Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Team played a Green/White intersquad game during the 2017 edition of Frozen Fenway in front of a great crowd of parents, siblings and friends.

According to head coach Nick McCommings, "All [the] Shamrocks played a great game! It was very exciting to see [everyone] applying what [they] have learned and practiced over the past many months. [They] impressed a great many people who have never seen sled hockey played before. The skating was fast paced, passing was impressive and anticipation is getting much better."

The Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Program is a totally free program based out of the Allied Memorial Veterans Rink in Everett, Massachusetts. To make all of this happen we ask for your support!

Click here to reach the Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Crowdfunding Page.
 

Please Donate… Free Sled Hockey Crowdfunding Page Launched

Friday, January 13, 2017, 2:06PM

The Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Program is a totally free program based out of the Allied Memorial Veterans Rink at 65 Elm Street in Everett, Massachusetts. It is Beantown’s home for competitive sled hockey. The Shamrocks Sled Hockey program is for both the experienced and novice sled hockey player. The Shamrocks Sled Hockey Team plays in the Northeast Sled Hockey League (NESHL). The Boston Shamrocks also hold free sled hockey sessions for those who would like to put their disabilities on ice, grab a sled and a couple of sticks and experience sled hockey for either their first time or their hundredth time. Parents, kids, teenagers and their family members with and without disabilities are also welcome to try out sled hockey for free!

As a member of the NESHL, the Shamrocks Sled Hockey Team is required to travel to many different states. The team also competes in tournaments that require extensive travel. It also requires the use of equipment specific to sled hockey. Sled hockey has a small variety of equipment suppliers to provide the sleds, sticks, and picks that are unique to sled hockey. To make all of this happen we ask for your support! Contributions allow the team to compete, travel and continue to provide the opportunity for athletes of all abilities to find their strength through hockey!

Click here to reach the Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey Crowdfunding Page or here for Boston Shamrocks Sled Hockey website BostonShamrocksSledHockey.org.
 

Shamrocks Alumnae Meet Up On Collegiate Ice

Monday, January 9, 2017, 11:33AM

 Shamrocks Alumnae Ally Oleary, Maddi Litchfield, Rachel Ade and Jesse Jacques

Former Shamrocks Ally Oleary, Maddi Litchfield, and Rachel Ade, of the University of Vermont womens hockey team, travelled over the weekend with their Catamounts' teammates for a two game weekend series against former Shamrocks alumnae Jesse Jacques and her University of Maine Black Bears. The Catamonts returned home with two wins.

 

2017 Shamrocks Invitational Showcase Results & Final Standings

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 11:57AM

2017 Shamrocks Invitational Showcase Results

Friday, January 6, 2017

  • 6:20 pm   Rice Knights (1) vs Walpole Express (4)

Saturday, January 7, 2017 

  • 8:30 am   Boston Shamrocks U17 (3) vs Walpole Express (3)
  • 10:00 am Boston Shamrocks U19 (6) vs Rice Knights (0)
  • 6:00 pm   Boston Shamrocks U19 (5) vs Boston Shamrocks U17 (2)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

  • 8:00 am   Rice Knights (2) vs Boston Shamrocks U17 (6)
  • 9:30 am   Boston Shamrocks U19 (2) vs Walpole Express (1)

2017 Shamrocks Invitational Showcase FINAL Standings

Pos.  Team GP Pts. W L T   GF GA    Dif.
1 Boston Shamrocks U19  3 6 3 0  0    13   3  +10
2 Walpole Express 3 3 1 1  1     8   6    +2
3 Boston Shamrocks U17 3 3 1 1  1    11 10    +1
4 Rice Knights 3 0 0 3  0     3 16   -13

     

 

Shamrocks Hosting Annual Invitational Showcase

Monday, January 2, 2017, 11:13AM

The Boston Shamrocks will be hosting the Annual Boston Shamrocks Invitational Showcase beginning Friday, January 6th and running through Sunday, January 8th.

All games will be played at the Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass. and will feature three 17 minute periods with an ice cut after the 2nd period.

2017 Shamrocks Invitational Showcase Schedule

Friday, January 6, 2017

  • 6:20 pm   Rice Knights vs Walpole Express

Saturday, January 7, 2017 

  • 8:30 am   Boston Shamrocks U17 vs Walpole Express
  • 10:00 am Boston Shamrocks U19 vs Rice Knights
  • 6:00 pm   Boston Shamrocks U19 vs Walpole Express
  • 7:30 pm   Rice Knights vs Boston Shamrocks U17       

Sunday, January 8, 2017

  • 8:00 am   Rice Knights vs Walpole Express
  • 9:30 am   Boston Shamrocks U19 vs Boston Shamrocks U17 
 

Maskova Selected For Czech Republic Women's National Team

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11:05AM
Boston Shamrocks forward Martina Maskova to play for Czech Republic Women's National Team

The Czechs have long been advocates of their men coming to North America to improve their draft positioning or to learn the “NHL game” by playing junior hockey. Now, the Czech women have taken a similar approach and are using evolving hockey academies to attend school, learn English, and, most importantly, become better hockey players.

Boston Shamrocks forward Martina Maskova (Teplice, Czech Republic) will play for her home Czech Republic Women's National Team in the upcoming 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship being held at the USA Hockey Arena in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, Michigan from March 31st through April 7th. This sanctioned IIHF event features the world's top eight women's national hockey teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

Maskova and the Czech Republic Women's National Team will also compete in the Olympic Qualification Tournament being held February 9-12, 2017 in Arosa, Switzerland. If successful the Czech Republic Women's National Team will qualify for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea.

Before being selected for the 2016-17 women's team, Maskova wore her country's colors for the past three season as a member of the Czech Women's National Under-18 Ice Hockey Team. last season Maskova was named captain of her home country's National U18 Team that competed in the 2016 Women's World Junior Championships held at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario.