The Boston Shamrocks U16/U19 JWHL Green Team went a perfect 5-0-0 this past weekend to win Wizards Thanksgiving Tournament held at The Edge Sports Center in Bedford, Mass. During the tournament the Shamrocks' goalie tandem of Sam Bomba and Kia Castonguay notched 3 shutouts while the Shamrocks outscored their opponents 16-3. With the tournament championship win the Boston Shamrocks U16/U19 JWHL Green Team improves their overall record to 24-11-2.
5 Different Shamrocks Score Goals In Tournament Opener
In their first round robin game of The Wizards Thanksgiving Tournament held on Friday night, the Boston Shamrocks U16/U19 JWHL Green Team easily handled the host East Coast Wizards.
Brittany Lydon, assisted by Lisa Spagnuolo and Amanda McGoldrick, scored the Shamrocks' first tournament goal, and eventual game winner at 13:33 of the first period. The Shamrocks went on to score 6 more unanswered goals by 4 different players to defeat the Wizards 7-0. Other Shamrocks' goal scorers were Makayla Sterling (2), McGoldrick (2), Meghan Galanos, and Spagnuolo while assists were credited to Lydon (2), McGoldrick (2), Elizabeth Bennett, Galanos, Spagnuolo, and Sterling.
U16/U19 JWHL Green Team Beat Panthers
Saturday morning the Boston Shamrocks U16/U19 JWHL Green Team faced a strong Nashua Panthers team at the Edge Sports Center and came away with a hard fought but well deserved 4-2 victory for their second straight Wizards Thanksgiving Tournament win.
Galanos Scores Game Winner
In their third round robin game of the Wizards Thanksgiving Tournament the Boston Shamrocks faced a very tough Boston Bandits team. The teams were locked in a back and forth defensive battle for the entire game. The lone goal of the game was scored by Shamrocks defenseman Meghan Galanos off a perfect pass from Delaney Guimont at 12:32 of the second period.
The Bandits kept the pressure on but Shamrocks' netminders Sam Bomba and Kia Castonguay paired up to shutdown the Bandits and preserve the 1-0 shutout win for the Shamrocks.
Bomba and Castonguay Shutout Wizards
In their fourth and final round robin game played Sunday morning the Boston Shamrocks U16/U19 JWHL Green Team faced the host East Coast Wizards and came away with a hard fought 2-0 win. Shamrocks' forward Makayla Sterling, scored both Shamrocks goals. Delaney Guimont was credited with an assist on Sterling's second goal.
The Shamrocks goalie tandem of Sam Bomba and Kia Castonguay shut the door on the Wizards to preserve the 2-0 win and a trip to the tournament finals for the Shamrocks.
Sterling Leads Shamrocks To Tournament Championship
Makayla Sterling, assisted by Amanda McGoldrick and Rachel Litif, scored 1:57 into the game to give the Boston Shamrocks U16/U19 JWHL Green Team an early 1-0 lead in Sunday afternoons Wizards Thanksgiving Tournament Championship game against the host East Coast Wizards. The Wizards came back and scored halfway through the second period to tie the game at 1-1. Sterling scored unassisted for her second goal of the Championship game with 1:26 left in the second period to give the Shamrocks a 2-1 lead after two periods of play.
The third period found the teams in a defensive battle as neither team was able to score again giving the Shamrocks a 2-1 win and the 2013 Wizards Thanksgiving Tournament Championship