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2018-19 Jr. Shamrocks Tryout Dates Set

The Boston Jr. Shamrocks girls tryouts for the 2018-2019 season will be held at the Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts on: U14 FULL Season (2005... Read More »

U19 Shamrocks Repeat As State Champs.... Advance To Nationals April 5-9 At NESC

By Greg Bates Red Line Editorial The Shamrocks finished 17-0 and captured [the 19U Massachusetts State Championship] at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts, November... Read More »



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2018-19 Jr. Shamrocks Tryout Dates Set

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Boston Jr. Shamrocks girls tryouts for the 2018-2019 season will be held at the Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts on:

U14 FULL Season (2005 & 2004 d.o.b.)

  • Wednesday   4/11/18   7:00 pm
  • Thursday       4/12/18   7:00 pm
  • Monday         4/16/18   6:00 pm

U14 Half Season (2005 & 2004 d.o.b.)

  • Wednesday   4/11/18   8:00 pm
  • Thursday       4/12/18   8:00 pm
  • Monday         4/16/18   7:00 pm

U16 NEGHL Half Season (2003 & 2002 d.o.b.)

  • Sunday        4/15/18   3:00 pm
  • Monday       4/16/18   8:00 pm

U19 NEGHL Half Season (2001, 2000 & 1999 d.o.b.)

  • Sunday        4/15/18   4:00 pm
  • Monday       4/16/18   9:00 pm

$65 Tryout Fee   ~   $50 If "Received" by 3/1/18   ~   $75.00 At The Door

Download and complete the below Tryout Application and return along with proper tryout fee to:

Boston Jr. Shamrocks
190 Main Street
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887

Click Here For BOYS 2018-19 Tryout Dates.

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U19 Shamrocks Repeat As State Champs.... Advance To Nationals April 5-9 At NESC

Monday, November 27, 2017

By Greg Bates
Red Line Editorial

The Shamrocks finished 17-0 and captured [the 19U Massachusetts State Championship] at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts, November 24-26.  As a result, the team will make its second straight trip to the USA Hockey Girls Tier II 19U National Championship tournament, which will be held April 5-9 in the Shamrocks' backyard of Marlborough.

Getting back to nationals was an important step for the 12 returning players who played on the big stage last year.  “Over the course of the regular season, it's not something we really talked about at all,” Shamrocks coach Steve Kennedy said. “We had about six or seven new kids on the team and I didn't want to live in the past. I wanted to make sure they knew we were focused on the present and the future moving forward. It wasn't really until we made it to the state tournament one of my girls actually said something to me. She goes, ‘Hey, I want to make it back to nationals again.' And she said, ‘I'm not the only one.'  “For them, it was on their minds. It's tough to do it once, so for them to come back and do it again is big.”

The Shamrocks went 2-2 in last year's national tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals.  In order to qualify for nationals this time around, the Shamrocks had to play six games in three days. The team finished 6-0.  “For the kids, we had them shuffling around in different spots in the lineup, kids playing out of position game by game,” Kennedy said. “We had some kids going every other shift to get some matchups we were looking for. It was impressive to see how well the girls hung in there, how mentally strong they were over the course of the weekend.”

The Shamrocks beat Assabet Valley 4-1 in the opener, and then downed the Charles River Bandits and the Massachusetts Spitfires by identical 3-2 scores. In the quarterfinals of the 12-team tournament, the Shamrocks topped the Middlesex Islanders 7-3. The Minuteman Lady Flames were overwhelmed in the semifinals, with the Shamrocks victorious 6-0.

In the finale, the Shamrocks had a strong first two periods against the East Coast Wizards and led 3-1. The Wizards scored twice to send it to overtime. In the extra session, first-year Shamrock Kelly Golini scored at the 4:53 mark to send her team to Nationals.

“They were thrilled, absolutely thrilled,” Kennedy said. “They were really excited for the kids that were on the team last year to win them back-to-back. For the new kids, though, for some of them it was their first taste of a state championship, so that was really cool.” 

To have a two-goal lead in the third period and have the game sent into overtime was disappointing for the Shamrocks. However, the girls never wavered and pulled out the win.  “I think it speaks to the level of focus they had,” Kennedy said. “There was only one penalty taken in the game, and we actually took that. It was in overtime, so the kids had to face the momentum shift. All the momentum kind of went to the Wizards side when they tied it up. They had to endure the penalty kill and the mental fatigue of that.” 

Kennedy was impressed with how well his goalies, Marina Marabella and Kasey Libby, played all weekend. In front of them, they have a group of girls who will are willing to do whatever it takes to earn a victory.   “We have a bunch of kids out there that are like Patrice Bergeron from our [Boston] Bruins team, who are consummate two-way players,” Kennedy said. “They'll skate just as hard in their backcheck and they'll work just as furiously to win a puck in our zone as they will to get it up the ice and go down the other way to score a goal.”

Kennedy is looking forward to getting his girls back together at the end of March and having them clicking like they were during the fall season.  “You can really see the way that they grow and the way that they come together between Labor Day and for us Thanksgiving,” Kennedy said. “We try to look at the progression of the season in terms of playing as a team, but the thing that's the most rewarding for me is to see these kids come together. A lot of them didn't know each other. Labor Day weekend, when you first get started, and by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, it's hugs and smiles and borderline tearful goodbyes because of the bond they've been able to forge over those three months.” 

Even with a senior-laden team, Kennedy isn't putting too much pressure on his girls in their last hurrah to do well at nationals.  “We always try to take it game by game and we always try to tell the kids that for each challenge we want them to go out and compete and work hard,” Kennedy said. “Make smart decisions when they have the puck and play well when they don't have it. If we can accomplish that and we can go out and have some fun, then that's the biggest goal.”


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

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Boston Shamrocks Coach Molly Corl

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, President and General Manager Bob Rotondo start the now extremely successful girls junior hockey franchise.  "I was the guinea pig so to speak, for the Boston Shamrocks," Corl told features writer James Murphy.

After moving from Raleigh, North Carolina to Newbury, Mass. at the young age of three, Boston Shamrocks coach Molly Corl, found herself on skates within a year as a figure skater and by age six, she had made the switch from white to black skates and started playing hockey as a defenseman on the Triton Youth Hockey Boys team. Then by age 12, Corl was playing for the Chelmsford Lions girls team and by 13, she started playing for some of Rotondo's select and travel teams. Fast forward to her senior year of high school and Corl found herself living in Shelburne, Ontario and playing for a junior team called the Toronto Rattlers.

"I've known Bob since I was 13 years old and I played for him on different tournament teams and I got to know him very well," Corl explained. "Then this opportunity came up and he sent me up there (Shelburne, Ontario). I knew I was going to go to St. A's (Saint Anslem's) so this would be a good year to develop as a player and a person. So he sent me up there to basically evaluate and see what we could change and do here as a program."

One of the biggest aspects of the experience that stuck with Corl and that she made sure would be different for the Shamrocks, was the living situation. While playing for Toronto, Corl and her teammates resided in an elementary school, in tiny cubicles. "It was a very interesting living situation," Corl said with a laugh. That is one of the reasons the Shamrocks offer such a great housing set-up and when that is full, an unbelievable billet program. 

Other areas of focus when Corl returned were workouts and education. With Toronto, Corl was strictly online education and she made sure that was not going to be the case with the Shamrocks.  "I wanted to make sure we had structure and that's why we brought in Hannah Iriving," Corl said. "She has been amazing and the glue that keeps that part of the team together."

Once her recon project for the Shamrocks with Toronto was done, it was on to Saint Anslem's where Corl played both forward and defense for the womens team from 2008-2012. After a post-grad year playing over in Prague, Rotondo reached out to Corl to see if she wanted to become a permanent part of the Shamrocks organization as a U16 team coach. She accepted and has been here ever since. She's thrilled to be part of the organization and urges "any girl thinking of playing for the Shamrocks should do it sooner rather than later. The more experience you have in a program like this the better development you'll have as a player and a person."  Corl said. 

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U19 Jr. Shamrocks Goalie Marina Mirabella Named Proctor Academy MVP

Friday, February 23, 2018
U19 Jr. Shamrocks Goalie Marina Mirabella Named Proctor Academy 2017-18 MVP

ANDOVER, N.H. - During Friday's school assembly, Proctor Academy announced its 2017-18 Winter Athletic Awards. U19 State Champions Boston Jr. Shamrocks goalie Marina Mirabella '19 (Lynnfield, Mass.) was named the Hornet Girls Varsity Hockey Most Valuable Player.

When presenting her with the MVP award, Girls Varsity Head Coach, Margaret Kennedy commented; “Marina could not have been much better this season. As a goalie that played almost all of the games this year, she consistently stood on her head, and gave the team in front of her the chance to win every game. With a short bench and sometimes-tired players, Marina saw a lot of shots in every game. She never let up more than 3 goals in a game, earned 7 shutouts on the year with a 1.4 GAA, and helped us force overtime in 7 different games. It was an incredible year for Marina Mirabella.”

The Proctor Girls' Hockey program carries a hefty schedule, playing thirty-plus games against some of the top Division 1 and Division 2 teams in New England. The majority of the girls on the team hope to play at the college level, and it is via their hard work, academic integrity, and the guidance and exposure they receive at Proctor that many get the opportunity do so.