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Saturday, November 30, 2013, 7:24PM
Shamrock Mite Minor won 5 mini games to advance to the championship game and went on to beat Methuen 7-2 to win the 4th Annual Turkey Burner Jamboree Mite Development Division
Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:29AM
Back to Back Championships!!
The U18 Shamrocks opened the scoring in the first period when Joseph
Santullo fired a great shot by the previously undefeated Islanders'
goalie. After 2 Islanders goals the first period ended with the
Shamrocks trailing 2-1. Midway thru the 2nd Chris Nigro knocked home a
rebound to tie the score but the Islanders scored on a freak goal to
lead going into the 3rd period. While playing in his last hockey game,
Richie Castano tipped in a Cam Krauss shot to tie the game. After a
scoreless overtime the teams went to a shootout. Nigro and Santullo
scored while Brian Conry stoned the Islanders first 3 shots. This set
the stage for longtime veteran Shamrock, Jonathan Parese to clinch the
Championship with a unstoppable backhand deke. This group of Shamrocks
finished their Shamrocks' career with back to back Championships.
Monday, November 18, 2013, 10:26AM
After a sluggish start to the 2013-2014 season, The 2000 Shamrock
Green team has begun their climb toward the top of the standings. Two
complete team efforts this past weekend produced a 5-3 win over the Dual
State Riverhawks on Saturday, and a convincing 5-1 victory over the
Dover Stars on Sunday. Both wins began with stellar goaltending by Alec
Degregorio and were finished off by an always smiling Ryan Vogel. The
defensive unit was lead by "crunching" body checkers Jack Sutherland and
Sean Loescher who continue to improve with their physical play in all 3
zones. Will Toomey continued his consistent effort to angle opposing
forwards toward the boards and begin the rush up ice after breaking up
many plays. Anthony Nasta and Jacob Pineau have provided a big "crunch"
for the 2000 Green squad by playing both forward and defense whenever
and wherever they are needed to help the team. This has lead to both
goals on offense, and key defensive plays to preserve victories in 4 of
the team's last 6 games.
And who can forget about offense? The offensive unit has come
alive and continues to pressure opponents into making mistakes that end
up in the back of the net. The relentless "crunching" forechecking lead
by Dan Macnamara, Nick Bisconti, Nick Golini, and Jason Haggerty,
continues to make the Shamrock Green Team difficult to play against.
Add in some fancy footwork and duck under moves by Patric Cotreau, John
Keaney, Domenic Murray, and Max Doucette and the Shamrocks display some
well balanced offense. Everyone has joined in on the fun on the
scoresheet in all different ways. Nick Golini and Dan Macnamara
continue to drive to the net to put the puck away. Patric Cotreau and
John Keaney have added more and more physical play to their finesse game
to make some great passes, and get more pucks to the net. Nick
Bisconti and Jason Haggerty continue to move the puck and create odd man
rushes up ice. Domenic Murray and Max Doucette have found that their
skating ability is a weapon on the ice, beating the opposing teams to
the puck on a regular basis. The offensive unit as a whole continues to
"crunch" the net to score more goals which are leading to more
The 2000 Shamrock Green team looks to continue its effort to climb
the standings this weekend at Ristuccia Arena, against Team Global
Hockey, and rival Shamrocks Orange. With a short bench, a lot of
effort, continued skill improvement, and a little bit of "Crunch", this
scrappy group is primed and ready for a strong middle of the season.
Monday, November 11, 2013, 2:42PM
The Shamrocks had an early morning game at Ristuccia with the NE Bulldogs. The Shamrocks arent known to be a great early
morning team but they came out ready to play.
Tommy Chesna would get the first goal of the game unassisted after some
tremendous skating and determination and Shamrocks were up 1 to 0. The Shamrocks would have several chances and
Nick Heaslip would go end to end with powerful skating and finish with a laser
wrist shot over the shoulder of the Bulldog Goalie to make it 2 to 0. However late in the third period a defensive
miscap by the SHamrocks and the Bulldogs would get one back and the period would
end up 2 to 1. The second period the
Shamrocks would have some great chances but the Bulldogs goalie was solid and
kept the Shamrocks off the board. The
Bulldogs would get another goal in the second to make it 2 to 2 after 2. The Shamrocks would regain the lead when
Tommy Chesna would find Nick Heaslip at the Blue Line and Nick fired a shot by
the Bulldogs goalie to make it 3 to 2.
The Bulldogs came right back capitalizing on a Shamrocks mistake to make
it 3 to 3. Patrik Sechulster would hit a
streaking Tommy Chesna who would finish with a great wrist shot to make it 4 to
3. Then Patrick Barrett would follow
suit and spring Will Van Sicklin who would notch a goal and give the SHamrocks
a 5 to 3 lead. The Bulldogs went in
attack mode and pulled their goalie and would get a late third period goal to
make it 5 to 4 but they couldnt get the equalizer and the Shamrocks would
squeak out a 5 to 4 win.
The second game of the weekend found the Shamrocks heading to Gloucester to
play the Ice Hawks. The Shamrocks
started off strong and were all over the Ice Hawks goalie who was tremendous in
net. Tommy Chesna would get the hat
trick, Patrik Sechulster would get a goal, Ryan Dusablon would get a goal, Will
Van Sicklin would get a goal and Justin Giglio would score. Jake Guertin would play strong defense and
get three assists to help in the 7 to 0 win for the Shamrocks.
Monday, November 11, 2013, 2:40PM
And the hits keep coming.
Ever since the team’s return from Lake Placid, our boys have been
lighting up the ice with some impressive wins.
The latest came at the expense of Global Hockey on November 2nd
and the South Shore Kings on November 3rd.
The Major Orange showed up at Bavis Arena on Saturday
morning ready to play and wasted little time, scoring 4 times in first period
and adding another 4 unanswered goals in the second period, and 3 more in the 3rd. Goalies Patrick Letourneau and Joey Shields
held Global to a single goal in the 3rd period. The defensive squad with Zach Shaw, Justin
Heintz, Kyle Grant, Scott Elwell, Nick Farrell, and Jacob Richards was stellar.
The goal scoring was led by Nick Aiken with a Texas Hat
Trick (4) followed by Andrew Brendline with his own Hat Trick(3). Also scoring for the Shamrocks were Nick
Farrell(1), Dan McGaffigan(2), Zach Shaw(2) and Kyle Grant(1). Assists by Andrew Brendline(3), Cam Clark(2),
Zach Shaw(1), Wayne Cintolo(1), Dan McGaffigan(1), Anthony Deleo(1), and Nick
Sunday’s game also produced a lot of goals, winning by a
margin of 8-3. Goal scoring by Michael
Dell’orfano (2), Scott Elwell (1), Kyle Braciska(1), Cam Clark(1), Andrew
Brendline(1), Dan McGaffigan(1) and Anthony Deleo(1). Assists by Kyle Braciska(3), Nick Farrell(2),
Wayne Cinotolo(1), Cam Clark(1), Dan McGaffigan(1), Jake Vercolen(1) and
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Sunday, November 3, 2013, 8:46PM
Pee Wee Minor Team continued their winning ways this weekend with a pair of
wins 4 hours apart on Saturday.
team started off with a strong 5-1 win against the Providence Junior Friars
early Saturday morning at the Ristuccia.
The Shamrocks started off the scoring when Cole Johnson (1-0-1) snapped
a wrist shot that found its way through the 5 hole at 5:59 of the first period
from RK Kobierski (1-2-3) and Brogan Chambers (0-3-3). Robert Ryan (1-2-3) scored a minute a half
later when he was sent on a breakaway by Tyler Puska (0-1-1) and Brogan
Chambers. The team kept the pressure on
and Christian Dunham (1-0-1) put one past the goaltender at the 14:31 mark with
a shot along the goal-line. In the
second period Anthony Pecci (1-0-1) opened the scoring with a short-handed goal
with assists from Kobierski and Chambers.
Kenny Dunne was terrific in net keeping the Friars off the scoreboard
during 5 straight powerplays. Entering
the 3rd period up 4-0 the team worked hard to preserve the shut out
for Dunne but a defensive miscue led to the Friars only goal. After killing a 1:30 of 5 on 3 the Shamrocks
closed out the scoring when Kobierski (from Chambers and Bryan) let it fly from
the point beating the goalie through a screen.
getting breakfast and relaxing in the parking lot the boys took the ice at Noon
to play the North Star Selects. The game
started off on a bad bounce when 17 seconds into the game the North Stars
scored on a tricky bounce. The boys
fought right back and scored three straight goals. Colin Savill (1-1-2) started the scoring,
with RJ Kobierski (0-1-1) and Tyler Puska (0-1-1) assisting. Brogan Chambers (1-1-2) netted the send on a
rebound of an Anthony Pecci (1-1-2) shot.
Robert Bryan (1-0-1) finished the scoring in the 1st period
pounding in the rebound off a Cameron Chute (0-2-2) shot. The Shamrocks were able to build a 3 goal
lead in the second when Pecci broke in a put one past the goalie. The North Stars never quit and came back to
tie the game at 4 before the end of the 2nd period. The 3rd period was a back and
forth affair. Despite playing on what
had to be tired legs the team scored three times in the period. The first came from Tyler Seller (1-0-1)
scored on a wrist shot from the slot on a pass from Cole Johnson (0-1-1). Aiden Robinson (1-0-1), from Savill and
Brendan Fox (0-1-1) gave the Shamrocks a 2 goal lead when he snapped a wrister
past the goalie. The North Stars were
able to tie up the game and it looked like the team had run out of gas. The team managed to dig deep and with 3:51
left in the game Christian Dunham (1-0-1), from Sean Cunningham (0-1-1) and
Chute, blasted a snapper from the left circle past the goalie for the game
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 8:41PM
Back to back wins for the PeeWee Major Orange starting with
a big win over the Providence Jr Friars in Cranston 5-3. Scoring started early in the first period
with a goal by Cam Clark assisted by Andrew Brendline. Providence answered back with two goals in
the first period. The Shamrocks rocketed
back in the 2nd period with three unanswered goals by Kyle Braciska,
unassisted, Nick Aiken, assisted by Andrew Brendline and Cam Clark, and Justin
Heintz, assisted by Cam Clark.
Providence scored one more in the third but Andrew Brendline capped off
the win with an empty net goal in the third.
Defense was a key in this one with Zach Shaw, Scott Elwell, Nick
Farrell, Jacob Richards, Justin Heintz and Kyle Grant.
The Major Orange team embarked on Lake Placid for the
weekend and although, they didn’t fare well on the scoreboard, it became very
apparent in the last game against the Seacoast Spartans that they were not to
be taken lightly. It was a great weekend
with a lot of team bonding and good memories.
But back to business this past Saturday at their home rink
where the team came out swinging in a huge win against Top Gun, 15-3. Goals scored by Cam Clark(2), Nick Aiken(2),
Jake Vercolen(1), Anthony Deleo(2), Andrew Brendline(1), Nick Farrell(1), Kyle Braciska
(1), and the big winner with 5 goals, Michael Dell’Orfano. Assists made by Andrew Brendline(4), Dan
McGaffigan (2), Wayne Cintolo(1), Scott Elwell(1), Justin Heintz(1), Kyle
Grant(1) and Michael Dell’Orfano(1).
Defense strong again led by
goaltenders Patrick Letourneau and Joey Shields.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 8:38PM
Pee Wee Minor Orange Team keeps rolling/ 02 Pee Wee Minor Orange
Pee Wee Minor Orange Team continued to roll this weekend with a win over The
Dover Stars. The Stars had come in on a
7 game winning streak (their last loss was to the Shamrocks back on September
15th) and the Shamrocks were 9-0-1 in their previous 10.
Stars came out flying at the start, if not for the tremendous work of Kenny
Dunne in net the Shamrocks could have found themselves down early in the
game. The boys found their skating legs
and were able to take a 1-0 lead when Tyler Seller (1-0-1) redirected a shot
form Cole Johnson (0-1-1) in the final minute of the 1st period.
the second period the Shamrocks built a 2 goal lead when Robert Bryan (1-0-1)
knocked in a rebound from RJ Kobierski (0-1-1).
The Stars cut the lead to 1 but were never able to get closer. The
Shamrocks closed out the period strong reestablishing the 2 goal lead when
Aiden Robinson (2-0-2) scored the first of his 2 on the afternoon after
breaking in alone on a terrific feed from Will Larson (0-1-1).
3-1 going into the final period the Shamrocks continued to apply pressure and
Aiden scored his scored on a wrap around after some great in zone work and
passes from Colin Savill (1-1-2) and Tyler Puska (0-1-1). Colin closed out the scoring when he crashed
the net and drove home the rebound of a Sean Cunningham (0-1-1) shot.
final score was 5-1 and Shamrocks improved to 10-1-1 on the season.
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 8:37PM
The Shamrocks 2004s headed to Marlboro to play the undefeated Flames. The Shamrocks would start off fast and get a goal from Cosmo Siano with an assist to Justin Giglio to take the lead. The Flames would come back 10 seconds later with a goal to tie it at 1. The FLames would get another goal late in the 1st period to make it 2 to 1 Flames at the end of 1. The Shamrocks would come back and Will Vansicklin would take a great pass from Tommy Chesna and Patrick Barrett to tie the game up 2 to 2....Tommy Chesna would chase down another loose puck and make a fantasic pass to Van Sicklin who and the Shamrocks would take a 3 to 2 lead. Tommy CHesna would take the feed from James Carmilia and Jake Guertin and would fire a wrist shot by the Flames goalie to make it 4 to 2 SHamrocks. The Flames would get a late goal and the period would end 4 to 3 Shamrocks. The Shamrocks had a lot of chances in the third period but two Flames goals would give the game up and Shamrocks would lose 5 to 4. Next up the Bulldogs.
Monday, October 28, 2013, 3:35PM
The Shamrock Squirt Minors came back from their Lake Placid
trip ready for league action. They had an early 8 AM start but they came
out flying against the Dover Stars. The Shamrocks would strike first when
Will Van Sicklin took a pass from Patrick Barrett and James Carmilia to make it
1 to 0. The Shamrocks would continue to have their chances but the Dover
Goalie was up to the task. The Stars would tie the game and the period
would end 1 to 1. The second period started off fast but to much
stickhandling would keep the Shamrocks from getting a lot of shots...the
defense and great goaltending by JJ Quill would keep the Stars off the board
and the period would end tied at 1. The Shamrocks defense was caught sleeping
9 seconds into the third period and Dover would take a 2 to 1 lead. The
Shamrocks had some nice shots but couldn't get them by the Dover goalie and
Dover would make them pay with another goal to put them ahead 3 to 1. The
Shamrocks would take control of the game when Nick Heaslip and Barrett fed Van
Sicklin who would fire a wrist shot to make it 3 to 2 Dover. Less
than a minute later Van Sicklin would finish the natural hat trick with the
helpers going to Barrett and James Carmilia. The white line wasnt done as
James Carmilia would fire a wrist shot by the Dover goalie and make the game 4
to 3 Shamrocks. The Shamrocks would continue the pressure with
Tommy and Dominic Chesna Mucking it up in front of the net and line mate Jack
Anderson their to knock the puck in to make it 5 to 3 Shamrocks....Dover wasnt
finished as they would get another goal to get it within 1. Quill
continued to keep the Stars off the board and with less than a minute left
Tommy Chesna would fire a wrist shot by the Dover goalie to make it 6 to 4 and
10 seconds later Van Sicklin would net his fourth to make it 7 to 4 and a
Shamrocks win. Next up the boys travel to Marlboro to take on the Flames.
Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:28AM
The Pee Wee Minor Team is off to a fantastic start this year. After a pair of wins this weekend the team is 7-1-1 and currently in 1st place with 15 points.
The team started off with a strong 8 – 2 win against the Boston Bandits Saturday afternoon in Bridgewater. Prior to the game the team dedicated the game to Coach Puska's dad who had passed away earlier that day. Each player wrote “Grampy” on their skates in his honor. Despite being called for 10 penalties the team managed to keep their composure and score 3 short-handed goals. This matched the number of power-play goals the team scored. While Kenny Dunne was holding the fort in net Christian Dunham (1-1-2), Tyler Seller (1-0-1), Colin Savill (1-0-1), Sean Cunningham (2-0-2), Will Larson (1-0-1), J.T. Monahan (1-0-1), Anthony Pecci (1-1-2) and a pair of assists from RJ Koberski.
On Sunday the boys had an early game at home in Wilmington against Global Hockey. The team got off to a bit of a slow start and thanks to the efforts of Kenny Dunne got out of the first period tied 0 – 0. In the second period Adian Robinson (1-3-4) got the Shamrocks on the board. The scoring was continued by Colin Savill (2-0-2), and Anthony Pecci (1-2-3). Entering the third period with a 3-0 lead the team continued to apply pressure and score three more goals. Colin Savil opened the scoring in the third followed by Sean Cunningham (1-2-3) and closed out by Tyler Puska (1-0-0). While the team was applying pressure up front Kenny made several great saves to keep Global off the board and preserve the shut-out.
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 2:56PM
The Squirt Minors would return home for a home game against the Bridgewater Bandits. The game started with the Shamrocks jumping all over the Bandits early however their goalie was big and good and turned away shot after shot. The 1st period would end with many chances by the Shamrocks but no score going into the second. The second period started of like the first with the Shamrocks testing the Bandits goalie but he was up to the task until Will Vansicklin passed to Dominic Chesna in close and with two nifty moves he found the back of the net and put the Shamrocks up 1 to 0. The Bandits would come back with a fluke goal which would tie up the game 1 to 1. The Shamrocks continued to pressure the Bandits and with 47 seconds left in the period Vansicklin passed back to Jake Guertin at the point who passed over to his defensive partner Patrick Barrett who fired a wrist shot from the blue line and beat the goalie five hole to make it 2 to 1. The Shamrocks werent done and 20 seconds later the hard work of Vansicklin and Tommy Chesna would lead to another goal by Dominic Chesna to make it 3 to 1 heading into the third. The Shamrocks took control and the defense of Nick Heaslip, Janssen Sperling, Patrick Barrett and Jake Guertin continued to control the game and would spring Van Sicklin who came down the right side and fired a wrist shot over the goalies shoulder under the cross bar to get his second of the game and put the Shamrocks up 4 to 1. Vansicklin wasnt finished as he would take a feed from the Chesna brothers and fire a wrist shot by the goalie to make it 5 to 1. With 3 minutes left in the game Tommy Chesna would go in make some moves and make it 6 to 1 which would end up to be the final. Next up for the boys in Green is a trip to Lake Placid.
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 2:55PM
The Squirt Minors would head to Cranston RI for a game against the Providence Jr Friars. The Shamrocks looked tired and couldnt get things going and the Providence Jr Friars would take a 1 to 0 lead. The Shamrocks battled back and Will Vansicklin broke through the Friar defense and fired a wrist shot to make it 1 to 0. Van Sicklin wasnt finished as he took a feed from Patrick Barrett and Patrik Sechulster to make it to 2 to 1 after 1. The Jr. Friars would capitalize on a defense miscue to make it 2 to 2. The Van Sicklin show would continue as he took the feed from Patrik Sechulster and Jake Guertin to make it 3 to 2 and secure the hat trick. The Shamrocks would continue when Ben Sieve made it 4 to 2 with the helpers going to Van Sicklin and Barrett. Van Sicklin would take the feed from Guertin and Barrett again to make it 5 to 2 and Justin Giglio would net another one off the hard work of Dominic Chesna and Patrik Sechulster to make it 6 to 2. The Jr Friars would get another one late in the second period but the SHamrocks would take a 6 to 3 lead into the third period. The Shamrocks had plenty of chances but could not beat the Jr. Friars goalie and with great goal tending by JJ Quill and great defense by Patrick Barrett they would hold on to the 6 to 3 win.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 3:04PM
The Shamrocks Squirt Minors would take to the
ice this past weekend in a home at home series vs. the Northstar Selects. The first game was a morning tilt at
Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington
and the Shamrocks would come out flying.
Dominic Chesna would take a feed from Tommy Chesna and put it past the
goalie to make it 1 to 0 Shamrocks.
Tommy Chesna would follow up with an unassisted tally to make it 2 to 0
SHamrocks at the end of 1. The Shamrocks
came out flying in the second period with Justin Giglio pouncing on a rebound
off a Ben Sieve shot to make it 3 to 0 Shamrocks which would open up the flood
gates. Tommy Chesna would begin the road
to a 5 point day with three consecutive goals in the second and beginning of the
third periods to put the Shamrocks up 6 to 0...assists during the Tommy show
included Jack Anderson, Will Van Sicklin, Dominic Chesna and Justin
Giglio. The Shamrocks would get a goal
from James Carmilia who fired a wrist shot by the Selects goalie with assist
from Vansicklin and Ben Deraps. The last
goal of the day for the Shamrocks would come from Cosmo Siano with assists from
Ben SIeve and Justin Giglio. The Selects
would score a late goal in the third period and the Shamrocks would win 8 to 1.
The Shamrocks Squirt Minors traveled to Woonsocket
RI for the home at home
finisher...The game was much closer as the jet lag was definitely showing on
the boys in green. The Selects would
start the game with a goal to make it 1 to 0.
The Shamrocks would wake up and Tommy Chesna would start off where he
left off putting a shot by the Selects goalie to make it 1 to 1. The Shamrocks werent done when James Carmilia
and Jake Guertin fed Patrick Barrett in front of the net and he would put a
back hand top corner to make it 2 to 1 Shamrocks. The score at the end of 1 would be 2 to 1
SHamrocks. The Shamrocks would start the
second strong and Ben Sieve would make a pass to WIll Van Sickling who would
shoot it off a Selects defender and into the back of the net to make it 3 to
1. Ben Sieve would turn it on and get a
goal unassisted on a very good hustling play to make it 4 to 1 after two
periods of play. The Shamrocks would
come out in the third and Tommy Chesna would get another goal with an assist
from his twin brother Dominic to make it 5 to 1....The Selects wouldnt go away
putting a late goal by JJ Quill who played great to make it 5 to 2...thats as
close as they would get as the Shamrocks would win 5 to 2 and increase their
record to 5 wins and 2 losses on the young season...next up a trip to Cranston to play the Friars...
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 1:54PM
Team News PeeWee Major Orange
The PeeWee Major Orange
team is off to a strong start for this 2013-2014 season. We started
our season with what else but a Party!! After our second season
practice, players, parents and siblings congregated at Rocco's in
Wilmington for an informal meet and greet. The highlight of the evening
was clearly the beautiful Shamrock cake that the Dell'Orfano family
provided. I'm pretty sure the picture of the cake went viral.
onto to the business of hockey. Our first game was on September 7th vs
Global Hockey. The Shamrocks won by a score of 7-4. Goals scored by
Andrew Brendline (2), Jake Vercolen, Wayne Cintolo, Michael Dell'Orfano,
Anthony Deleo and Dan McGaffigan with assists by Andrew Brendline (2),
Jake Vercolen(2), Michael Dell'Orfano, Kyle Grant(2) and Jacob
A strong defensive team of Justin Heintz, Zach Shaw,
Jacob Richards, Kyle Grant, Scott Elwell and Nick Farrell helped keep
the opponents at bay. Strong showings by Patrick Letourneau and Joey
Shields in goal.
Game two was played in Marlboro, MA versus the
Minute Man Flames. The Major Orange learned how penalties can impact
the end game as they posted their first loss 4-2. The lone goals were
scored by Kyle Grant assisted by Kyle Braciska and Michael Dell'Orfano
assisted by Andrew Brendline
The defensive squad of Shaw,
Richards, Grant, Elwell, and Farrell proved invaluable as they killed
off several penalties especially late in the game. Again, Letourneau
and Shields in goal did their part to keep us in the game
at Ristuccia on the morning of 9/15 was another heartbreaker loss 3-2 in
a game marred with Shamrock penalties. The two lone goals scored by
Jackson Hart assisted by Nick Aiken and Scott Elwell, and Kyle Braciska
assisted by Wayne Cintolo and Nick Farrell were not enough to ward off
A little rest in between games and a long ride
down to The Bog got the Shamrocks in serious game mode, posting a 9-2
win over the Bay State Breakers. With only 2 penalties this game, the
team mantra should be “less penalties equals more wins” Scoring was
spread out with goals scored by Michael Dell' Orfano, Anthony Deleo,
Jacob Richards, Kyle Braciska, Wayne Cintolo, Andrew Brendline, and Jake
Vercolen with assists by Nick Aiken, Jackson Hart, Camden Clark, Justin
Heintz, and Nick Farrell. The defensive team of Justin Heintz, Jacob
Richards, Scott Elwell, Kyle Grant, Nick Farrell and goalies, Patrick
Letourneau and Joey Shields once again delivered.
We all wish Dan McGaffigan a speedy recovery and return to the team. We need you!!!
Saturday, September 14, 2013, 11:00AM
The second game of the Shamrocks' first weekend was a hard fought one. They took the ice for the first league game of the year against the Boston Jr. Terriers (White).
The first period began as a back and forth defensive battle with a flurry of shots coming from both ends. Shamrocks goalie Garrett Ruszkowski was yet again on his game this past Sunday with some big saves early in the game.
The first goal of the game did not come until the end of the first period when after some hard fought corner work by his linemates Brett Palladino and Marco Jaramello, Nick Dantuono capitalized on a pass dug out of the corner.
In the second period, defenseman Will O'Brien, helping his team out by jumping up to play left wing, brought the puck deep into the zone several times, keeping the momentum of the offense going. From the point, Kevin Kelleher tallied a few high percentage shots, allowing his forwards a chance at some quality rebounds. The hard work of all the players paid off halfway through the period when Nick Dantuono found the back of the net yet again, assisted by Chris Fiorentino and defenseman James Santagati.
Next came a good test for the Shamrocks. Faced with a penalty with only a couple minutes remaining, both forwards and defensemen stood strong and turned away several chances by the Terriers and were able to hold onto the shutout chance for Ruszkowski.
The third period was again a great example of defense for the Shamrocks. Strong defensive play from Sydney Vautour, Matt Ackerman, Jeff Matthews and Mike Dobie held the Terriers to limited chances. Forwards PJ Cumminsky, Noah Schott, and Aaron Scott helped on the backcheck.
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 1:16PM
The '01 Peewee Major Green Shamrocks started the season off on a good note this past Saturday. Playing at home against the Lynn Comets, the Shamrocks return this year with a few new faces.
Returning forwards Marco Jaramillo, Chris Fiorentino, PJ Cumminsky, Aaron Scott, and Nick Dantuono will be joined this year by new players Jeff Floramo, Noah Schott, and Brett Palladino.
Returning blue-liners Sydney "Syd The Kid" Vautour, Will O'Brien, Mike Dobie, and James Santagatti will be joined by new players Jeff Matthews, Matt Ackerman and Kevin Kelleher.
Goalie Garrett Ruszkowski will be manning the position between the pipes once again.
This past Saturday's game got off to a quick start with Comets notching the first goal of the season. The Shamrocks were not on their heels for long as new forward Brett Palladino answered right back to tie the game at 1 a piece off a pass from defenseman Will O'Brien.
From there, the Shamrocks started rolling. Palladino's goal was followed quickly by a goal from PJ Cumminsky off a shot in the slot after put in deep in the zone by defenseman Mike Dobie. WIth the final minutes ticking down in the 1st period, new forward Noah Schott banged one home off a pass from linemate Aaron Scott.
A few minutes into the second period, Aaron Scott and PJ Cumminsky connected with a goal from Scott. The Shamrocks then went to sleep for the remainder of the period. Whether happy with their 4-1 lead or getting the legs back from lounging at the beach all summer, the rest of the period belonged to the Comets. They tallied another goal to bring the score within reach, 4-2.
Goaltender Garrett Ruszkowski stood on his head to preserve the Shamrock's lead going into the 3rd. He made save after save until the Shamrocks once again pulled ahead late in the 3rd period with a goal from Nick Dantuono after collecting a rebound from Jeff Matthews.
When the horn sounded, the Shamrocks headed off the ice with a 5-2 win for the first game of the season.
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 1:12PM
The Shamrocks 04's season opener would be against an old foe, the New England Bulldogs. The boys looked sharp in their new uniforms and would take the early lead on a goal by Will Van Sicklin with the assists to Patrick Barrett and Janssen Sperling. The Bulldogs would come back and score one to tie it up. However, the Shamrocks would hit their groove and Vansicklin would score again from the feed of James Carmilia and Barrett. Then 30 seconds later Justin Giglio woud take a feed from Ben Deraps and Ben Sieve to put one past the Bulldog goalie. The Shamrocks would put one more by the Bulldogs goalie when Tommy Chesna received a pass from Jack Anderson and Jake Guertin to make it 4 to 2 after the first period. The Shamrocks had a shooting party in the second period with Barrett starting the scoring with a nice wrist shoot from the feed of Carmilia and Van Sicklin. Jack ANderson would notch one after the hard work of Dominic and Tommy Chesna. Van Sicklin would complete the hat trick off a feed from Barrett and Carmilia. Van Sickling wasnt finished as he would add his fourth later in the period with a feed from Cosmo Siano and Barrett. The scoring would continue with Sieve notching one from a feed from Deraps and Giglio and the second period scoring frenzy would end with Anderson getting another after the hardwork of the Chesna brothers. The 2nd period would end with the Shamrocks up 10 to 3. The boys worked on their passing during the third period but before the Shamrocks were done Tommy Chesna would notch another one with a great wrist shot by the Bulldogs goalie. The Bulldogs would score one late but the Shamrocks had a solid team effort and would take the first one of the early season 11 to 4. Next up the Bandits down in Bridgewater.
The Shamrocks 04's headed down to Bridgewater to face a big Bandits team. The boys looked a little tired from the long drive down and the Bandits would take advantage and score the games first goal. The first period would go back and forth with both teams having their chances but the goal tending of JJ Quill was solid. With 23 seconds left in the period Dominic Chesna would take a feed from Ryan Dusablon and Nick Heaslip and would tie the game. The second period was the same, with both teams having chances but both goalies up to the task. However, Tommy Chesna would take a feed from Cosmo Siano and Janssen Sperling to make it 2 to1. The Bandits would strike again and tie the game 2 to 2 going into the third. The Shamrocks started to wake up in the third period and would take control of the game...the Bandits would continue to get their chances but JJ Quill was fantastic in net turning away every shot....Will Van Sicklin would get a goal after some nice stickhandling to make it 3 to 2 good guys. And he wasn't finished as he would put one more by the Bandits goalie to make it 4 to 2. The Bandits would fight to the end but the Shamrocks would secure the 4 to 2 win and cap a great weekend of hockey. Next up the first home game vs. the Bay State Breakers.
Monday, July 22, 2013, 8:07PM
Looking to fill a few spots......
opportunity to join & grow with the NORTH SHORE
part of the EASTERN HOCKEY FEDERATION,
THE PREMIER HOCKEY LEAGUE OF NEW ENGLAND
Mite Minor Team
22 Skill Sessions (on-ice)
Stick-handling/Shooting Clinics (Puckstoppers)
(Holland Arena & Away)
For more info, please contact Guy Canto - email@example.com
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:51PM
The North Shore Shamrocks are proud to announce that we will be joining the Eastern Hockey Federation (EHF) for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. We will be participating in the EHF AAA Division 1 and the EMHL AAA Division 2 levels. This is an exciting time for the Shamrocks organization and we are happy to be joining what we consider to be the very best youth hockey league in the area. Check out the EHF web-site at www.fedhockey.com for further information about the league.
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 6:39AM
2003 AAA GOALIE
2001 AAA GOALIE
MITE MINOR PLAYERS (DOB 2006-2007)
Please contact Guy Canto if interested
Thursday, March 28, 2013, 8:46AM
4pm - 7pm
4:00-4:20 - 2003 and 2004
4:20-4:40 - 2002 AAA
4:40-5:00 - 2002 Select
5:00-5:20 - 2001AAA
5:20-5:40 - 2001Select
5:40-6:00 - 2000 AAA
6:00-6:20 - 2000 Select
6:20-6:40 - 1999 AAA
6:40-7:00 - 1999 Select
The North Shore Shamrocks
and Bauer Hockey have entered into an equipment agreement for the coming season
that allows each player access to great equipment at a discounted price.
All new Shamrock
players must purchase a custom Bauer shamrock shell at the fitting,
however returning players may use their shells from prior years. Also
being a member of the program requires you to have a green helmet, which
we will offer at a discounted price at the fitting. The helmet
does not need to be purchased at Ristuccia, but through Bauer you will receive a
discount at the time of the fitting. Each player will receive a Bauer sweatshirt
and winter hat as part of the program tuition and must be sized for these items
during this fitting.
Please be advised that it
is very important to come during your scheduled time on April 7th. We will have
extra staff on duty to allow people to get in and out as soon as possible. Make
sure to bring your hockey pants to ensure the we can fit your shell properly to
the pants that you will be wearing during the season. Checks, credit cards, and
cash will be excepted at the fitting.
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 12:40PM
THURSDAY MARCH 21
@ 6:10 PM
week season (September-March)
(Holland Arena - 8:40am every Sunday)
games (10 home @ Holland
Arena, 8:40 am Sundays & 10 away, TBD)
Stick handling & Shooting clinics
Game jersey & socks
Coached by Bobby Hanson
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 12:32PM
at 01', 00' and 99' levels
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 8:48PM
U-16 AAA - Anthony “Nino” D'Onofrio
Playing: Varsity Pope
John, Bridgeton Academy, IJHL Juniors
Coaching: Head Coach Freshman team at Malden Catholic, Head Coach
Matignon Girls Varsity, Head Coach Solar Bears HS Tournament team, Colorado
Springs Stallions Coach.
99 AAA - Kevin Schaeffer
Playing: EJHL –NY Applecore, 4yr. Beanpot winner - Boston
University, Drafted in 2004 by Nashville Predators, ECHL , AHL – Providence
Coaching: Head Coach for New England Prep School team, Head Coach
for North Shore Shamrocks, Shamrocks summer camp instructor, Instructor for
development camps in NY area, Micro-Ice director, Boyle's Strength &
99 Select - Kyle Gletow
Playing: 2 yr. Varsity New
Hampton, AJHL Juniors, 2 yr. Elmira College, 2yr Curry College, ECHL –
Coaching: Skills with Dynamic Skating, Boston Raptors Head Coach,
North Shore Shamrocks Head Coach
00 Select - Doug Whiffen
Masco Youth Hockey Program - Head Coach for 12 years (mite-bantam), 5 years on Board of Directors
00 AAA - Derek Wood
Playing: 4 yr. Varsity BB&N - Captain Senior Season, Saint
Coaching: FMC Ice Sports
Skills Fundamentals & Cross-Ice Coach, Valley League Cross-Ice Coach, New England Future Stars Coach, Medford
Recreational Hockey Skills Coach, Tewksbury Red Rangers Skills Coach, Valley Jr.
Warriors Skills Coach and Head Coach, North Shore Shamrocks Head Coach and
- Chris Wood
Playing: 2 yr. Varsity BB&N, 2 yr. Varsity Deerfield
Academy - Captain Senior Season, 4 yr. Babson College - 2 ECAC East Championships
Coaching: FMC Ice Sports
Skills Fundamentals & Cross-Ice Coach.
Valley League Cross-Ice Coach, New England Future Stars Coach, Pro
Ambition Skills Coach, US Hockey Mass Satellite Program Coach, Babson summer
hockey camp Coach, North Shore Shamrocks Assistant Coach & Skills Coach
01 AAA - Mike McMahon
Playing: 4 yr. Varsity Phillips Andover, 4 yr. Babson College -
Captain Senior Season & 2 ECAC East Championships
Coaching: FMC Ice Sports Skills Fundamentals & Cross-Ice Coach,
Superskills Coach, Babson summer hockey camp Coach, North Shore Shamrocks Skills
01 Select - Matthew Gallant
Playing: 4yr. Varsity Dover-Sherborn, UCONN
Coaching: Currently Director of Coaching for Newton Youth Hockey,
Babson summer hockey camp Coach, 7 years of coaching experience at the Squirt,
PeeWee, Bantam & Middle School levels in the Newton program
Mite Minor – (Leprechauns) – Bobby Hanson
Playing: 3yr. Varsity Tabor Academy - Captain 2 Seasons, 4 yr. Beanpot winner –
Boston University, ECHL, CHL, Played Pro Hockey in Germany, Played Dave Silk in
the movie “Miracle”
Coaching: Coached Hamilton-Wenham HS, Regional Scout for US
National program, Select skills instructor, Stickhandling & Shooting Clinic
Instructor, North Shore Shamrocks Leprechauns Instructor, Shamrocks summer camp
SKILLS - Barry Noyes
All on-ice skills will continue to be
handled by NOYES HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT, who brings over 20 years of
experience teaching all aspects of skills to the North Shore Shamrocks program
Monday, July 16, 2012, 2:42PM
LEPRECHAUNS' PROGRAM UNDERWAY
SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE
(Birth Years: 2005, 2006 &
20 weeks of
Skills & Skating
games/jamborees (based on skill
Shirt also included)
Run by Bobby
4 time Beanpot champion @
who then went on to play professional
hockey in Europe
Any questions, please contact Guy
Sunday, March 11, 2012, 9:28PM
Sunday Morning the '03 Mites defeated the New England Bulldogs 6-5 in double overtime, the '01 Squirt Majors (G) defeated the Central Mass Outlaws 4-1 and the '00 Pee Wees won 4-2 to give all three teams Mass Selects Championship bragging rights. See related "News" stories.
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 8:00AM
Looking to take regional youth hockey development to the next level, the Massachusetts Selects Youth Hockey League (MSYHL), in an unprecedented move, has added six programs from the International Junior Youth Hockey League (IJYHL) to form a 15-member league that will begin play during the 2012-13 season. The expanded (MSYHL) brings together established Tier 1 programs stretching from Rhode Island to Southern New Hampshire and out to Central Massachusetts.
The goal is to put the top programs and top youth players from the region in a single league which will emphasize skills and character development. The combination of so many teams with an abundance of heritage and talent have come together to form what can only be called the new leading AAA youth hockey league in New England.
“This area of the country is a hockey hotbed and our goal is to create a youth development system that is the envy of the rest of the nation,” said IJYHL Commisioner Mike Bonish. “We believe this will be a vital step in fostering the next golden generation of players to come out of southern New England.”
The addition of the IJ programs to the MSYHL is the culmination of discussions that started prior to the start of the current season
“Everyone involved started on the same page in terms of wanting to make a league that delivers the best possible experience for the players and families involved,” said MSYHL President Tim Murray. “The coaching, the facilities, the level of competition, everything will be top shelf. We’re going to be setting a new standard for what constitutes elite hockey. We are excited to embark on this next chapter in the growth of our league.”
The MSYHL will now be home to the following programs: 495 Stars, Boston Jr. Blackhawks, Boston Stars, Central MA Outlaws, Conquistadors, Dover Stars, Manchester Flames, New England Bulldogs, New England Predators, New England Stars, North Suburban Wings, North Shore Raiders, North Shore Shamrocks, Rhode Island Hitmen, and Rhode Island Stars
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 1:12PM
North Shore Shamrocks now have secure online payment option. Please log on and create you user name and password. If you have an outstanding balance you will be able to pay it with a Credit Card.