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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 Go To Faneuil Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Last weekend the Shamrocks traveled to downtown Boston during their off day on Columbus Day. The team began the day with an early practice at 11:00 AM. After practice they hopped on the MBTA bus in front of Pope John and travelled to Sullivan Station. From there they went two stops on the Orange Line to North Station at TD Garden. They walked down Causeway street towards Government center. Their first stop was at the Holocaust museum. Here they stopped for a moment to appreciate the gravity of the museum. The boys all removed their hats and silently walked through for about 15 minutes.

From here they continued their walk towards Faneuil Hall. The boys all headed into Quincy Market for lunch. Surprisingly, the most impressive site of the day was not the historical statues or the Freedom Trail, but the amount of clam chowder one hockey team can consume. The team sat together as a group and had lunch outside. Photos of the team's field trip can be seen here: Seen in a few photos is Raphael Litwin sporting the new Shamrocks Cowboy Hard Hat. Monday was the first day that the team handed out the hat. Every Monday it will go to the player who exemplified the work ethic, character and discipline that we all aspire to here at the Shamrocks. Congrats to Raphael on earning the first award.

The team will attend the Bentley University vs Northeastern University hockey game this Friday night at 7:00 PM. From there, they will compete in the Avalanche Showcase in New Hampshire at the Ice Den in Hooksett, NH and St. Anselm's College in Manchester, NH this weekend. The team will tour St. Anselm College between their games on Saturday. Stay tuned for the weekend updates. Follow @Shamrockshcky to catch all of the action