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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 Defeat 95 Giants 4–3 in Overtime

Monday, February 20, 2017
Benedic Jobin Had 1 Goal and 2 Assists Including The OT Winner Against The 95 Giants

The Boston Shamrocks head into February vacation on a high note after defeating the 95 Giants 4—3 in Overtime. This concludes the season sweep of Giants 3—0. The Shamrocks defeated the opponent in ECEL league play 3—0 and then twice in over time.

The Shamrocks traveled to the North End of Boston which would serve as a home game. Connor Androlewicz got the start in net. The game started off a little rocky as the Giants scored twice in the opening period. The Shamrocks had found themselves battling some adversity in the last few weeks so it initially seemed like this game would be no different. The team bound together between the first and second period not letting the two goal deficit waver their spirits.

Matt Williams found the back of the net to get the Shamrocks on the board early in the second period— assists coming from line-mates TJ Aiello and Jackson Puzzo. Williams, one of the Shamrocks leading scorers with a 10—14—24 stat line, had not found the back of the net since before the New Year. He would choose this night to end the drought.

Just a few minutes later Robert Hickman, who also had not scored since the exact same day as Matt Williams' last goal on December 4th, would end his scoring slump when Benedic Jobin made a low to high pass from the corner to the point. Hickman one timed the puck through a screen knotting the score at 2—2 (Jacob Greenholz with the second assist).

With just a few minutes remaining in the second period Matt Williams would find the net again to give the Shamrocks the lead. Benedic Jobin would get the assist again along with Edmonton, Alberta native Ryan Davis. The team would take a 3—2 lead into the third period.

Midway through the third period the Giants were able to tie the game 3—3. With the score tied, the Shamrocks found themselves in a bit of penalty trouble. The team got set to kill off almost a full two minute 5v3. Jack Meteyer, who has been one of the Shamrocks lead penalty killers and shot blockers went to work. The team killed off the entire 5v3 and would send the game into a 3 on 3 over time.

The Shamrocks controlled the majority of the play in the extra frame. Androlewicz would have to make a few challenging saves allowing the Shamrocks an opportunity go for the win. A line of Wyatt De LiseRobert Hickman and Benedic Jobin took to the ice for an offensive zone face-off with just over a minute to play. De Lise kept a puck in on the point leading down to Hickman in the corner. Hickman sent another low to high pass from the corner to the net front finding Jobin for the game winner. A much needed victory as the team heads into break.

The Team comes back on Thursday for practice before heading out to Bridgewater, MA for the Boston Bandits showcase. With just four weekends remaining in the Shamrocks season the team looks to make a final push to end the first inaugural season.

Team stats through the first six months of the season are seen below. Follow all of the action on twitter @Shamrockshcky and watch all the games on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJgxZSahaL9jrgofI7XuHrA/playlists.

Game Stats:

Benedic Jobin: 1—2—3
Matt Williams: 2—0—2
Robert Hickman: 1—0—1
Wyatt De Lise: 0—1—1
Ryan Davis: 0—1—1
Jacob Greenholz: 0—1—1
TJ Aiello: 0—1—1