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U19 Jr. Shamrocks Four-Peat As Cape Cod Storm Pre-Season Tournament Champions

The Boston Jr. Shamrocks U19 team opened 2017 the same way they have started each of the last three seasons; by winning the Annual Cape... Read More »

Boston Shamrocks Founder, Owner & GM Bob Rotondo Named One of New England Hockey's 100 Most Influential People

in-flu-ence noun | 1. the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.New England... Read More »

Coccolutto Moves Up To U19 Elite Team

By James Murphy Lauren Coccolutto likes to consider herself a lifer with the Boston Shamrocks organization. The Saugus, Mass. native has worn a Shamrocks jersey since seventh... Read More »

Coach Corl Urges Girls To Play For The Shamrocks Sooner Rather Than Later

By James Murphy Molly Corl is not only a coach for the Boston Shamrocks but she is also a charter member and was instrumental in helping Owner,... Read More »

Pion Joins Shamrocks Coaching Staff

By James Murphy As many girls players do, Shamrocks new U16 Assistant Coach Samantha Pion had her work carved out for her breaking into hockey. Not only was... Read More »

Boston Jr. Shamrocks U19 Conclude Season with Quarter Final Finish at Nationals

Four months after capturing the Massachusetts State Championship by defeating the Mass Spitfires in Marlborough, The Boston Jr. Shamrocks U19, tier II team made... Read More »

Jr. Shamrocks U19 State Championship Team To Play For National Title

The U19 Boston Jr. Shamrocks Massachusetts State Championship team will be playing for the USA Hockey Tier II National Championship this weekend in Troy, Michigan.... Read More »

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

  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... Read More »

Watch Ristuccia Arena Action Live & On Demand

Live Barn is live at Ristuccia Arena. Live Barn provides online broadcasts of hockey games at many rinks across the US & Canada. Games are... Read More »

 

                         

    

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U19 Jr. Shamrocks Four-Peat As Cape Cod Storm Pre-Season Tournament Champions

Monday, September 18, 2017


The Boston Jr. Shamrocks U19 team opened 2017 the same way they have started each of the last three seasons; by winning the Annual Cape Cod Storm Pre-Season Tournament.  Traveling to Falmouth to start the season provided the team a great chance to bond on and off the ice and they made the best of the experience winning all four games they played.  It was a complete team effort.  They received solid goaltending all weekend from Kasey Libby and Marina Mirabella and the team combined to score 18 goals while only letting up 4.

The action began Saturday afternoon with the Shamrocks facing off against the New England Pride.  The Pride are a familiar opponent, the two teams played each other three times last season, twice at this same tournament and once in the State Semi-Finals.  In this game, The Pride struck first, scoring just 2:27 into the first period.  The Shamrocks peppered the Pride goalie with shots for the remainder of the period but were unable to score.  After the break however, The Shamrocks came out flying and at the 1:45 mark of the 2nd period, Georgie Santullo scored with an assist going to Cassidy Gruning to tie things up.  The game remained tied and the action went back and forth until only 1:36 remained in the 3rd period.  That was when Erin O'Brien buried the game winning goal to end a flurry of activity in front of the Pride goaltender.  Mirabella made a great save on a last second chance by the Pride to preserve the opening game win for the Shamrocks. 

 Saturday night, the Shamrocks squared off against the Islanders in the second game of the tournament.  Once again the Shamrocks found themselves playing from behind early as the Islanders managed to score the first goal of the game 3:17 into the first period.  The Shamrocks responded by dominating the play and time of possession for the remainder of the period and finally found the back of the net with 1:56 remaining when Marissa Gregory broke in alone and sent a shot top corner, short-side.  The trend continued throughout the second and third periods as the Shamrocks once again carried the play but could not capitalize on their chances.  Finally at 9:33 of the 3rd period, Darragh Quinn broke through for the Shamrocks.  She caught the goalie off guard by sending a shot on net from an awkward angle and broke the tie.  It was just what the team needed as they quickly followed with goals from Andrea Caradonna and Gruning to make the score 4-1.

On Sunday the team really began to gel and the offense kicked into high gear.  In the morning the Shamrocks faced the host team Cape Cod Storm and wasted no time getting the scoring going in a game that would end 6-1 in their favor.  Erin O'Brien scored twice on the same shift netting goals at 1:45 and then 2:06.  The first was assisted by Santullo and Quinn, the second was an unassisted effort.  The Host team scored at the 7:39 mark to cut into the lead but Jackie Hayden put home a rebound off of a Kelly Golini shot just 26 seconds later to bring the lead back to 2 goals.  Golini scored the only goal of the second period off an assist from Hayden and then followed that up by scoring again in the 3rd with an assist from Gruning.  Cassidy Connolly scored the final goal of the game and Golini earned her 4th point of the game with the assist.  The win secured the Shamrocks a spot in the Tournament Finals to be played at 2:15 Sunday afternoon.

The Finals saw a rematch of last year's final with the Shamrocks once again taking the Ice against the New England Pride.   Last year it took overtime and a shootout for the Shamrocks to prevail but this year the team made sure that the game would be settled in regulation.  Golini got things started with two goals in the first period in what would turn into another four point game for her. Gruning picked up a pair of assists and Hayden and Elizabeth Liakos had assists on the first and second goals respectively.  In the second period it was Santullo scoring early with assists from O'Brien and Andrea Caradonna.  The Pride answered back late in the period scoring on a breakaway. In the third however, the Shamrocks put the game away by scoring three times.  Golini completed her hat-trick with another assist from Hayden; then with an assist from Elizabeth Anderson, Golini set up Gruning on a beautiful 2 on 1 play.  As in the morning, Connolly scored the final goal this time earning assists were Jenna Bragalone and Gregory

 

Boston Shamrocks Founder, Owner & GM Bob Rotondo Named One of New England Hockey's 100 Most Influential People

Saturday, September 2, 2017


in-flu-ence noun | 1. the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.

New England Hockey Journal's 100 Most Influential People in New England Hockey are movers and shakers. They are head honchos and power players. They are team owners and college coaches and Stanley Cup champions.  They are — in a word — influential.

The people chosen by New England Hockey Journal are the people who shape hockey in New England — the players who are looked up to and emulated, the executives who decide the fates of teams and organizations, the coaches and trainers who mold young players, the writers and commentators who inform and analyze, the businessmen who chart the future of hockey, and even a miracle worker.

These are the 100 most influential people in New England hockey.  NEHJ really tried to get at the heart and meaning of the word influence. Who in New England has the capacity to impact hockey in our back yard the most? And NEHJ attempted to examine their influence right now, in today's game.  They solicited opinions, researched candidates, interviewed experts, debated (over and over) the criteria and the people and now they unveil their list in NEHJ's September 2017 issue.

Boston Shamrocks founder, owner & GM Bob Rotondo was chosen as one of  the 100 Most Influential People In New England Hockey.  According to NEHJ, he is a New England hockey pioneer.  "Rotondo is a jack-of-all-trades in the region's hockey scene, but his roles as general manager of the Boston Shamrocks and founder of the Northeast Women's Hockey League have made him a longtime pioneer for the women's game. He also serves as a goaltending instructor and manages Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., where the Boston Bruins held practice sessions for nearly three decades before the new Warrior Ice Arena opened last year."