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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 or call 617-962-5500.

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Shamrocks Roll Cyclones for 7th Straight Win

Monday, March 13, 2017
Jacob Greenholz Continues 7 Game Point Streak with 5 Assists On Weekend

The Shamrocks took on the Northern Cyclones this passed weekend in their second home and home series in as many weekends. The Shamrocks swept the first weekend by scores of 5—1 and 5—3. The team had a hard week of practice and workouts to work one some areas of weakness from the weekend prior. The week's focus was on 1v1 battles and shooting from high percentage scoring areas in the offensive zone. The team would find their hard work paid off.

Connor Androlewicz got the start in net for the first game of the weekend, which was played at home in Everett. With a large crowd of Pope John students, the Shamrocks jumped out to an early lead just moments into the game when Jackson Puzzo one timed a slot line pass from Benedic Jobin and Adam McNabney on the power play. The early goal not only brought the crowd to their feet, but seemed to light a fire under the Shamrocks. Just two minutes later Jason Schwartz scored his first of what would be a two goal game. Jackson Puzzo forechecked the Cyclones defender hard winning a 1v1 battle. Puzzo passed the puck behind the net to Jobin who found Schwartz in the slot. Schwartz picked his spot and gave the Shamrocks an early 2—0 lead. Schwartz would find the net again just a few minutes later, this time set up off a face-off from Matt MacDougall and Chen Zadik.

The Shamrocks continued their surge in the first period scoring two more times. The 4th goal was from new comer defenseman Ryan Roux, assisted by Jacob Greenholz and Jobin, while the 5th goal was scored by Jobin off a beautiful 3v1 exchange set up by MacDougall and Puzzo. The Shamrocks took a 5—0 lead into the second period.

Ryan Davis continued his scoring streak by notching his 3rd in as many games set up by line- mates Jobin and Greenholz. Jack Meteyer scored the 6th on a great individual effort on the penalty kill assisted by Zadik and Assistant Captain Raphael Litwin. Jobin would add one more to seal the deal 8—1 Shamrocks. A rematch would follow just 12 hours later.

The Shamrocks traveled to Hudson, NH on Sunday morning. Despite turning the clocks ahead, and losing an hour of sleep, the Shamrocks were unfazed and picked up right where they left off the night before, scoring 5 goals in the first frame.

Chen Zadik got the Shamrocks on the board early when line mates Jack Meteyer and Matt MacDougall got in on the forecheck off an offensive zone draw. Benedic Jobin continued his streak on a breakaway sent in by Jacob Greenholz and Jason Schwartz to make it 2—0. Western Canada's own, Ryan Davis continued his 5 game point streak, scoring his 4th goal in 4 games on a slap shot from the point by Raphael Litwin, which was tipped by Matt Williams. Davis picked up he rebound and hammered it home.

Jack Meteyer continued his reign as he was set up on a beautiful play by Matt MacDougall and Jackson Puzzo leaving Meteyer all alone in front of the net. The first period would end with TJ Aiello and Matt Williams going in on a 2v1 with Aiello scoring short side. Puzzo had the second assist by absorbing a check at his own blue-line to send his line mates in on the odd man rush.

The Shamrocks would add two more including a Matt MacDougall shorthanded goal, and another Benedic Jobin breakaway. Nathan Loisel got the win in net stopping 19 of 20 shots.

The Shamrocks have been on a tear winning 7 straight games. Their first win of the streak came against the 95 Giants on February 16th in over time.

The team heads into their last week of the season which will end with a home weekend against the Long Island Royals of the AYHL. The team will put in their work this week as they have all year to prepare for the final weekend of their inaugural season.

Weekend Stats: G—A—PTS
Benedic Jobin 4—4—8 (6 Game Point Streak)
Jackson Puzzo 1—5—6 (3 Game Point Streak)
Jacob Greenholz 0—5—5 ( (7 Game Point Streak)
Matt MacDougall 1—4—5
Jack Meteyer 2—1—3
Chen Zadik 1—2—3 (4 Game Point Streak)
Ryan Davis 2—0—2 (5 Game Point Streak)
Matt Williams 0—2—2
Raphael Litwin 0—2—2
TJ Aiello 1—0—1
Jason Schwartz 2—1—1
Wyatt De Lise 0—1—1
Adam McNabney 0—1—1
Robby Hickman 0—1—1