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Is A Full Season of Prep School Hockey in Your Future?

If you are interested in playing for the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy at Pope John XXIII High School Boys FULL Season U16 Tier 1 AAA National Level Team please complete and submit the Prospective Student-Athlete Preliminary Questionnaire under Recruiting above. A member of the BSHA staff will review your responses and contact you to discuss your potential future.

The Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy at Pope John XXIII High School Boys U16 Tier 1 AAA National Level Team is Boston’s premier, first and only FULL season prep school hockey program. It combines elite level hockey with a prestigious co-ed catholic prep school education.

 

Why Play For Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy?

The Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy at Pope John XXIII gives young student-athletes the opportunity to grow and develop both on and off the ice. Playing a full season of hockey at the Tier I Midget AAA level can be incredibly taxing on a young individual as well as their family. Players often miss multiple days of school and travel hours on end to practice and games. This type of commitment can be detrimental to the player’s academic progress. The Boston Shamrocks are bridging the gap between academics and full season hockey. No longer will student-athletes need to miss multiple days of school and fall behind in their classes to play hockey. No longer will they need to do their homework in the car while driving two hours to practice— and no longer will they have to stay up through all hours of the night trying to catch up on the work or tests they missed because of a tournament over the weekend.

Here at the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy, we have developed a model that will allow our players to grow on the ice throughout a full season of hockey. They will not just be surviving in the classroom, but rather excelling. We will prepare our players to go on and attend the best academic and athletic colleges and universities in the country. Our philosophies are based around developing a road map for our student-athletes that will best prepare them for the recruiting and admissions processes ahead.

The Shamrocks will compete against some of the best teams in the country, playing in many of the most highly recruited North American showcases. Students will have access to tutors in all subjects as well as 24/7 care in the dormitory. Our rink is located just a half a mile away from campus, which allows our players to maximize their time both on and off the ice.

At this age, we believe it is crucial for these young student-athletes to focus on their goals, as well as understand the importance of hard work and diligence on the ice, in the classroom, and in the weight room. Athletes will be put on a strict workout regimen throughout the season, facilitated by team strength and conditioning coaches.

The Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy Offers:

  • 60-75 League, Tournament & Exhibition Games 
  • Education at Catholic Co-Ed College Prep school 
  • On Campus Housing Available (Room & Board) 
  • 4 Practices Per Week 
  • Major North American Tournaments 
  • 3 Off Ice Strength & Conditioning Sessions Per Week
  • Eligible for USA Hockey Tier I National Championship 
  • Full Time Professional Coaching Staff 
  • Professional Tutors Dedicated to Team 
  • PSAT, SAT and ACT Prep
  • Exposure to Top Colleges and Universities
  • All Meals Included While At School And On The road

  • All School Expenses Covered (Including books, school uniforms, laundry and tutors)

  • All Team Travel Expenses Covered

So why attend Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy?  If you are looking for the most competitive full season of hockey at the Tier I Midget AAA level, and a prestigious boarding school education, this is the place for you.

All prospective student-athletes, or for more information about the Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy at Pope John XXIII High School, please contact Head Coach Jon Sokolski at Jon@ShamrocksHockeyAcademy.com or call 617-962-5500.

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Shamrocks Compete in New England Prospects Showcase

Friday, September 23, 2016
Shamrock's forward Jason Schwartz (Clemmons, NC) had a goal and an assist on the weekend.

Last weekend the Shamrocks traveled to Hudson, NH to compete in the New England Prospects Showcase. The team had a challenging road ahead with four games against tough opponents. The Shamrocks took on the New Hampshire Avalanche Prep team. Recently named Assistant Captain, Connor Androlewicz, got the start in net and saw his fair share of action in the first frame. The game was tied 0—0 heading into the second period. The Avalanche got on the board early in the second to take a 1-0 lead. The Shamrocks found some late momentum in the second half of the game having their opportunities including a breakaway that the Avalanche goalie denied. The Shamrocks pulled their goalie with just over a minute to play. However the Avalanche took quick advantage scoring the ENG to make the final score 2-0. Connor Androlewicz stopped 43 of 44 shots for his season high in saves.

The Shamrocks had to brace for a quick turn around as they were back on the ice at 9:30 AM against the Westchester Express. The Express got on the board first scoring on a 3 on 2 rush. The Shamrocks would answer back however when Wyatt Delise, recently named team Captain, took the puck coast to coast from behind his own net scoring on the glove side of the Westchester net minder. The score would be notched 1-1. The Express would not sit back for long however as they applied heavy o-zone pressure scoring four unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead into the second period. The Express would score three more while the Shamrocks were held off the score sheet for the rest of the morning. Final score 8—1.

The Shamrocks had a chance for redemption as they faced off against the Hitmen from Rhode Island. The puck dropped exactly 12 hours later than the first game, starting at 9:30 PM. The Hitmen got off to an early lead as a miss read in the D-zone lead to a wide open Hitmen player in the slot. Despite falling behind early, the Shamrocks took control of the game setting the tone physically and generating speed. Benedic Jobin scored his first on the night assisted by Raphael Litwin, who was also recently named Assistant Captain. The Hitmen would answer right back with an even strength goal making the score 2-1 heading into the second period. The Shamrocks came out in the second in a fury scoring two goals to take a 3-2 lead. Jason Schwartz (Clemmons, NC) scored the first on a redirect off a face off play in which Jackson Puzzo would win the daw to Jobin who took a quick shot which found Schwartz’s stick in front. Jobin would find the back of the net again at 12:41 in the second on a pass from Delise.

The Shamrocks would put the Hitmen on the man advantage late in the second which allowed them to tie the game at 3—3 with only a few minutes left to play. With 25 seconds remaining in the game the Shamrocks took a time out. Wyatt Delise sent Jackson Puzzo in on a semi-breakaway chance off of a D-Zone draw, that almost ended up in the back of the net. The hitmen would then take a time out with 9 second left, allowing the Shamrocks to set up what would be the game winning face-off. Jackson Puzzo won the draw back directly to Wyatt Delise. As the clock ticked down, Delise took a hard low shot which found Benny Jobin’s stick in the slot, redirecting the puck passed the Hitmen goalie. The Shamrocks would take a 4-3 lead with 5.7 seconds left. That would be enough as the Shamrocks took the 4—3 win.

On Sunday, the final day of the tournament, the Shamrocks faced off against the East Coast Wizards. Androlewicz got the start again. The Wizards jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. The Shamrocks, possibly jet-lagged after the previous night’s affairs, did not find their legs until the second half of the game. With a 3—0 lead in the second period, the Wizards slowly allowed the Shamrocks to creep back within range. Delise would score his second on the weekend after rushing the puck deep into the offensive zone. The goal would be assisted by Jack Meteyer (Washington, D.C.) making the score 3—1. Despite running into penalty trouble again, an issue we have seen far to often thus far this season, the Shamrocks had an opportunity at the end of the game to tie it. Raphael Litwin hammered home a backdoor pass from Jason Schwartz off an offensive zone draw with the goalie pulled, score 3-2. After pulling the goalie immediately after the ensuing center ice face off, the Shamrocks failed to convert falling just short again. Final score 3—2.

The Shamrocks continue to grow and mature. Despite playing in 10 games, the team enters just it’s fourth weekend of the season. The team faces off this Sunday against the Yale Bulldogs at Wesleyan University. The boys will face-off against Yale twice on Sunday with a tour of the prestigious NESCAC university in between. Stay tuned for the weekend’s results. Follow all the action on twitter @Shamrockshcky, and visit the Shamrocks team store to purchase all your Boston Shamrocks Hockey Academy apparel. Team Store: https://shamrocksacademy2016.itemorder.com

Weekend Stats (G—A—Pts)

Benedic Jobin     3—1—4
Wyatt Delise       2—1—3
Jackson Puzzo   0—2—2
Jason Schwartz  1—1—2
Raphael Litwin    1—0—1
Jack Meteyer      0—1—1