Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 3:49PM
Boston Shamrocks' NDC Attendees (Clockwise) goalie Kassie Abbott, Jesse Jacques, Madison Truax & Taylor Wenczkowski
Boston Shamrocks goalie Kassie Abbott (Medford, MA), forwards Jesse Jacques (North Reading, MA) and Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, NH) and defenseman Madison Truax (Gardner, MA), along with Boston Jr. Shamrocks’ standout forward Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, MA), will be attending the upcoming National Development Camp being held at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota from July 10-16, 2013.
This is the second straight year these four Boston Shamrocks have received the recognition and opportunity to attend the NDC. The National Development Camp for girls brings together the top 1% of the nation’s best players at each age level (U14, U15, U16 &U17). 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.
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9:04AM
The Boston Shamrocks are supporting the Boston Marathon bombing victims by offering for sale Boston Strong Ribbon stickers. All proceeds from ribbons sales will go directly to the One Fund Boston, Inc. The One Fund Boston, Inc. was formed to help the people most affected by the terrorist attack that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. There will be major expenses for those who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not just medical expenses, but the retrofitting of homes to accommodate wheelchairs, specialized medical equipment, lost income. It will benefit not just the families of the three victims who died, but the nearly 200 others who were injured.
Ribbon stickers are available at the Boston Bruins Practice & Training Center, the Ristuccia Arena, in Wilmington, Mass. at the cost of 2 for $5.00. Checks should be made payable to the One Fund Boston, Inc.
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:07AM
Former Shamrocks' Captain, Dakota Woodworth, Playing For NCAA National Championship
The Boston Shamrocks 2011-2012 team captain, and current member of the Boston University Terriers, Dakota Woodworth will be competing for the NCAA National Championship Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Number 2 ranked Terriers advanced to the National Title Game with a 4-1 semi-final win Friday night over Mercyhurt. The Hockey East Champion Terriers (28-5-3) will be playing the undefeated and defending champions, the University of Minnesota Gophers in the National Title Game.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 9:30AM
Once again the Boston Shamrocks have an impressive group of seniors and post grads moving on next year to continue their play at the collegiate level:
- Rachael Ade (Davenport, FL) - University of Vermont
- Lindsay Diot (Bethel, CT) - Manhattanville College
- Grace Klienbach (Eustis, FL) - Manhattanville College
- Madi Litchfield (Williston, VT) - University of Vermont
- Kayley Romano (Melbourne, FL) - Manhattanville College
- Heather Schwarz (Naugatuck, CT) - Syracuse University
- Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, NH) - Univ. of New Hampshire (2015)
Monday, March 18, 2013, 2:46PM
The Boston Shamrocks U19 Elite team will hold tryouts on Friday, May 17 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday May 18 from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon and 2:00 - 4:00 pm at their home rink, the Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass.
The Shamrocks play in the Major Junior South Division of the JWHL (Junior Women's Hockey League) and will play approximately 60 league, non-league and tournament games consisting of three 20 minute periods. The Shamrocks also hold approximately 125 Practices from mid August thru March in addition to twice weekly one hour sessions at Mike Boyle's Strength & Conditioning.
For more information contact Shamrocks' GM, Bob Rotondo at Bob@BostonShamrocks.net or by calling 781-838-0352. All tryouts will be held at the Shamrocks home rink, the Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, Mass. There is a $50 tryout fee. Complete and return the below tryout application
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 1:41PM
Boston Shamrocks' senior goalie Madi Litchfield (Williston, VT) has yet another honor to add to her stellar career for the Shamrocks as she was recently voted the JWHL 2012-13 Goaltender of the Year. The University of Vermont bound goalie was previously selected by vote of the coaches of the JWHL to the 2012-13 JWHL First Team All Stars. Members of the JWHL First Team All Stars represent some of the top female players at this age in the world. Litchfield was also named the JWHL South Player of The Week as a result of her 1-1-1 performance in Minnesota from February 1-3. In the three games Litchfield had two 1 goal games, while her statistics in the three games was an outstanding 1.67 G.A.A. and a save percentage of .957.
During the 2012-13 season Litchfield played 18 JWHL games for the third place Shamrocks with a 2.53 GAA and a .928 Save percentage and will play for the University of Vermont Catamounts next season.
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 11:42AM
On Thursday the Shamrocks headed to Washington, DC for the 6th Annual JWHL Challenge Cup being held at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia from February 15-18, 2013. The festivities began Thursday night with the annual JWHL All Star Game. Representing the Shamrocks on the JWHL South All Star Team was Shamrocks' forwards Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, MA) and Heather Schwarz (Naugatuck, CT), along with defenseman Rachel Ade (Davenport, FL) and senior goalie Madi Litchfield (Williston, VT).
Round robin tournament play began on Friday morning.
In their first game of the JWHL Challenge Cup the Shamrocks and Okanagan Hockey Academy skated to a 0-0 tie. Shamrocks net minder Litchfield picked up the shut out.
Shamrocks Skate To Draw With Okanagan
Shamrocks Best Dawson College
Kayla Dion (Colchester, VT) and Jess Jacques (N. Reading, MA) scored, while Sabrina Dobbins (Bedford, NH) backstopped the Shamrocks to a 2-1 win over Dawson College (Quebec) in the second game of the JWHL Challenge Cup. Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, MA), Schwarz (Naugatuck, CT) and Dion also notched assists in the game.
Shamrocks Come Up Short
Despite out shooting College Edouard Montpetit (Quebec) by a two to one margin the Shamrocks could manage but one goal and lost 2-1 to the Lynx Saturday morning. Aly Hardy (St. Albans, VT) had the Shamrocks' lone goal, with assists to Kayla Dion (Colchester, VT) and Jacques. Litchfield had 14 saves in the loss.
Shamrocks Lose Close One To Defending Challenge Cup Champions
Saturday night, In their fourth tournament game, the Shamrocks took on the defending Challenge Cup Champions Burlington Barracudas (Ontario). The Barracudas went out to quick 2-0 lead after one period of play. The Barracudas scored the game winner in the second period to beat the Shamrocks 3-2. Madison Truax (Gardner, MA) scored both Shamrocks’ goals while Schwarz picked up an assist.
Shamrocks Lose 3-2 To First Place POE
Sunday night the Shamrocks played their fifth and final game of the JWHL 2013 Challenge Cup against the first place Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy. The Shamrocks scored 2 goals in the third period, but this wasn’t enough as the Pursuit of Excellence scored a goal in each period to beat the Shamrocks 3-2.
Hardy and Dion scored the Shamrocks goals while Lindsay Diot (Bethel, CT), Dion, Ade, and Jacques were credited with assists.
Monday, February 11, 2013, 1:29PM
Boston Shamrocks', University of Vermont bound, goalie Madi Litchfield (Williston, VT) was selected by vote of the coaches of the JWHL to the 2012-13 JWHL First Team All Stars. Members of the JWHL First Team All Stars represent some of the top female players at this age in the world!
Shamrocks' forwards Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, MA) and Heather Schwarz (Naugatuck, CT), along with defenseman Rachel Ade (Davenport, FL) will join Litchfield on the JWHL South All Star Team.
The 2012-2013 JWHL All Star game is intended to showcase players from all regions of North America in a North vs. South format. The game will be played at the Washington Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Virginia on Thursday February 14 at 7:30 pm.
Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:41AM
Aly Hardy (#3) Jams Home Game Winner
Sunday afternoon the Boston Shamrocks faced the Rice Knights (Burlington, VT) in a non-league game at the Ristuccia Arena. This was the teams third meeting of the season. The Shamrocks won both prior games.
This time the Shamrocks found themselves in a 2-0 hole at the end of the first period, despite dominating play for nearly all of the period. While on the power play, the Rice Knights jammed home a rebound in a goal mouth scrum for their first tally. The Knights stretched their lead to two with just 18 seconds left in the period, as a shot deflected past Shamrocks' goalie Madi Litchfield (Williston, VT). Litchfield would give way to junior Sabrina Dobbins (Bedford, NH) for the second period.
In the second stanza the Knight's netminder continued to thwart a barrage of Shamrocks' shots until the 9:09 mark. Taking a feed from frosh blue liner Madi Truax (Gardner, MA), Rachel Ade (Davenport, FL) unloaded a bomb from the left point that found its way through a maze of bodies to the back of the net.
The Shamrocks kept the pressure on and a minute and a half later sophomore forward Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, NH) cut across the top of the crease and lifted a backhander over the blocker of the Knight's keeper to tie the score at 2-2. Grace Klienbach (Eustis, FL) and Truax assisted on the play.
The Shamrocks took a 3-2 lead with their third goal of the second period at the 3:16 mark, as Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, MA) snapped home a Truax feed from the high slot. Defenseman Jackie Guy (St. Louis, MO) picked up a helper as well.
Sophomore Kassi Abbott (Medford, MA) took over crease duty for the third period and was soon tested by an invigorated Knights attack. However, the Shamrocks doubled their lead midway through the period when Kayla Dion's (Colchester, VT) shot handcuffed the Knight's keeper. Klienbach took a swipe at the rebound which ended up falling in the crease. As Wenczkowski, Klienback and several Knights crashed the net, Aly Hardy (Bethel, CT) held her ground at the edge of the crease and stuffed the puck home for a 4-2 lead.
The two goal cushion would be short lived however, as the Knights cashed in on a breakaway just over a minute later to draw within one at 4-3. Less than a minute later Dion found junior forward Kohl streaking through the neutral zone. While Kohl's shot was turned aside, sophomore forward Jessi Jacques quickly deposited the rebound high glove to restore the two goal lead. With both sides serving penalties, Wenczkowksi picked off a neutral zone pass and broke in to close out the scoring with a backhand top shelf for the final 6-3 win.
The Shamrocks head to Washington, DC this Thursday for the JWHL Challenge Cup.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 10:08AM
Boston Shamrocks senior goalie Madi Litchfield (Williston, VT) was named the JWHL South Player of The Week as a result of her 1-1-1 performance in Minnesota this past weekend. Over the weekend Litchfield had two 1 goal games, while her statistics in the three games is an outstanding 1.67 G.A.A. and a save percentage of .957. Litchfield has committed to the University of Vermont Catamounts for the 2013-14 season.