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Bob Rotondo » General Manager

Bob Rotondo is a certified hockey lifer. In 1959 he entered St. John's Prep in Danvers as a freshman netminder. After playing for two years at St. John's, he finished his high school career at St. Mary's in Lynn as a league All-Star. He then attended Providence College and played for the Friars.

In the early 1990s, he joined up with the Boston Junior Terriers of the old Metropolitan Boston Hockey League. That led to gigs with the Eastern Junior Hockey League, the New England College Development League, and the Tyngsboro/Nashua Huskies.

Rotondo started the Northeast Women's Hockey League (NEWHL). That was the beginning of women's hockey in the Boston area. This was the only place that women came to play. It had players from junior high and high school coming to play. Rotondo and a few partners started to cobble together NEWHL All-Star teams and began playing in a number of regional tournaments.

While Rotondo immersed himself in the business of running leagues, club teams and hockey rinks, he also was making a name for himself as a goalie instructor. Rotondo established Puckstoppers Goaltending and opened his own synthetic ice training facility.

Rotondo was also one of the founders of the East Coast Wizards. He eventually went out on his own and became the driving force behind the Boston Shamrocks.

The Boston Shamrocks are clearly the apple of Rotondo's eye. The elite all-female Shamrocks remain his pride and joy. The list of Shamrock alumnae who have gone on to play at over 50 Division 1 and Division 3 colleges is impressive, playing at programs such as Amherst, Boston University, Clarkson, Harvard, Maine, New Hampshire, Notre Dame, Providence, St. Anselm, and Yale, to just name a few.

Asked what he'd like his legacy to be, once he finally walks away from the game, Rotondo thinks for a moment, and then says, “Just that I helped a bunch of kids go to school, and become great women.”


Email: Bob@BostonShamrocks.net
Phone: 781-838-0352

Hannah Irving » Academic Coordinator

Hannah Irving graduated summa cum laude from Franklin Pierce University where she majored in Biology and minored in both Mathematics and Chemistry. She started tutoring as a high school student and continued to do so throughout her years at Franklin Pierce. Since graduating, she has been privately tutoring high school students.

Hannah began working with the Shamrocks as the team's Math and Science tutor and continues to hold that role within the organization. As the Academic Coordinator, Hannah is also the contact person for players and parents with questions and concerns about academics. She has become an invaluable asset in helping players navigate the NCAA Eligibility Center and assisting with the college application process.


Email: HIrving@BostonShamrocks.net
Phone: 617-257-2605

U19 Boston Shamrocks

Kristi Kehoe » Head Coach

Kristi Kehoe earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, where she was a four-year member of the women's ice hockey team totaling 135 games played and netted 45 goals while dishing out 23 assists.  In her freshman, sophomore and junior years she led the team in goals, points, and assists.  In 2012 Kehoe was one of 7 people inducted into the Northeastern Hockey East All-Decade Team.

Prior to joining the Shamrocks, Coach Kehoe had a stint as the Head Coach of the Kunlun Red Star Women's Juniors Ice Hockey team and Chinese National U18 Team.  She helped lead China U18 to its best finish at World Championships in 5 years.  She had a 4-year run as the Head Coach of New England College's Women's Ice Hockey Program. Prior to being the NEC Pilgrims Head Coach, Kehoe served as an assistant at The State University of New York Cortland.

In addition to her college coaching experiences, Kehoe has also worked numerous USA Hockey National U18 and U15 camps and is currently the Director of Girls Player Development for the New England District with USA Hockey.  She also works with many other USA Hockey Districts in their camp/evaluation processes.


Email: KKehoe@BostonShamrocks.net
Phone: 661-496-9308

Andréa Saint Onge » Assistant Coach

Andréa St. Onge is a California native from the city of Garden Grove. She started playing roller hockey when she was 7 years old at the local outdoor rink, where she was the only girl playing with the boys. At the age of 11, Andréa wanted to go the next step and tried out for an all-girl ice hockey teamed called the Cal Selects in Huntington Beach, CA. Instantly, she fell in love with the sport. Cal Selects later transformed into the club team, LA Selects, where Andréa played for the next two season. Her sophomore year of high school, she decided to make the switch to the only other all-girl hockey program, the Anaheim Lady Ducks. Andréa's goal was to make it to the next step, which was playing Collegiate NCAA ice hockey. The Lady Ducks did a great job at taking the team to a variety of tournaments and showcases to get the girls exposed to the college scouts.

Andréa played NCAA Division III women's ice hockey for New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. During her senior year, she was voted team captain by her teammates and coaches. That season she helped lead her team to the NEHC Quarterfinals, where they lost 1-0 to Norwich University. Andréa received her Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology after her four years at NEC in 2016.

After graduation, Andréa went on to become the Assistant Women's Ice Hockey Coach for the start-up program at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. While at Post, she also worked as a hockey private lessons instructor for IPH (I Play Harder). She worked with players from every age and a variety of skill levels, trying to help develop their hockey skills and get them to the next level. After two years of working at both Post University and IPH, Andréa was very excited to bring her knowledge and coaching skills to the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy.


Email: ASaintOnge@BostonShamrocks.net
Phone: 714-943-8051