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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Boston Jr. Shamrocks’ standout forward Kathleen McHugh (Billerica, MA), along with Boston Shamrocks U19 Elite Team goalie Kassie Abbott (Medford, MA), forwards Jesse Jacques (North Reading, MA) and Taylor Wenczkowski (Rochester, NH) and defenseman Madison Truax (Gardner, 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 U19 Elite Team players 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
The Boston Jr. 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.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Jr. Shamrocks Shooting & Stick Handling Coach Molly Corl
The Boston Jr. Shamrocks are proud to announce the addition of Molly Corl as Shooting & Stick Handling Coach.
Corl joins the Shamrocks after a very successful four-year career at St. Anselms College. While playing for the Hawks she was twice named the ECAC East Second All Star for her outstanding defense. In her junior year she ranked second in the conference and seventh in the country in scoring for defenseman, with 7 goals and 18 assists for 25 points. In her senior season Corl once again made the ECAC East Second Team and was named to the ECAC All Tournament Team for the ECAC Tournament.
Over the past year, Corl has been living and playing in Prague, Czech Republic. While there she played under the Czech National team coach and along side many of the Czech National Team players. During the 2012-13 season Corl had the opportunity to play throughout the Czech Republic as well as in Vienna Austria, and Oulu, Finland. This past season she was also named the top defenseman of the Champions League Tournament held in Austria.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Next season Ashleigh Corvi will enter her first season as College Counselor and Goalie Coach for the Boston Jr. Shamrocks. Corvi joins the Shamrocks after a productive four-year career at Wesleyan University. She was the mainstay goaltender for the Cardinals playing 81 of 93 games and boasting a 0.914 save percentage. She finished her career holding the record for most saves in a game denying 70 of 75 shots against defending National Champions, Amherst College, during her sophomore campaign. Corvi was also a two-time recipient of the Jones Award for the team’s Most Valuable Player. Corvi is an alumna of the Groton School and played on the first Boston Shamrocks team.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Kelly Olson Helped Guide The Golden Gophers to a National Championship Title in 2000
Boston Jr. Shamrocks new U14 Head Coach for the 2013-14 season will be Little Canada, Minnesota native, Kelly Olson. She began playing hockey at the age of 5 and played on the boy’s hockey team through the Midget level.
Olson graduated from Roseville Area High School and helped lead the girls hockey team to the Minnesota State Championship Title in 1996. A two-year Captain, Olson was a finalist for the coveted Ms. Hockey Award in 1997.
Following high school, Olson attended the University of Minnesota and helped guide the Golden Gophers to a National Championship Title in 2000 and WCHA Title in 2001.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Olson spent five years as a girl’s high school hockey coach and remained an active player before moving to Newburyport, Mass. Kelly helped lead her team to the Minnesota Senior Women’s State Hockey Championship Title in 2003.