Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 9:04PM
Please contact Director
Guy Canto - firstname.lastname@example.org
if interested in EHF U16 Team for 2017/18 Season!
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3:02PM
NOYES SUMMER SKILLS
JUNE 21ST - AUGUST 16TH (Wednesdays)
PEE WEES/BANTAMS 5:30
(North Shore Shamrocks players receive a 10% discount)
Please click on RECRUITING tab above
for Noyes Summer Hockey Skills Application
Monday, February 13, 2017, 3:13PM
(MITE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM)
The North Shore Shamrocks present the Leprechauns!
This Mite Minor Development group designed for 2010/2011 birth years will provide skills & development while utilizing a smaller ice surface & playing 3 on 3 games. This is a great opportunity to learn to play hockey & grow into the North Shore Shamrocks full ice
Mite Major Program.
Leprechaun Program tuition of $1300 will include:
Game shirt & socks
September - March
50 practices +
20 games (10 home, 10 away location TBD)
1 weekday practice (time & day TBD) & Sundays (practice or game) 8:40am
@Holland Arena, Woburn
For more information, please contact
North Shore Shamrocks Director,
Guy Canto - email@example.com
Monday, January 16, 2017, 12:13PM
Sunday, January 15th, 2017: The 2009 Mite Minor Team took part in the 1st intermission skate as the Providence Bruins took on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Our ‘Rocks skated against the 2009 Mite Minor Boston Bandits and fun was had by all! While the Providence Bruins came up short in their comeback bid, it was the cheering from the Rocks team that helped fuel their effort.
Top Row Left to Right: Alessandro Penta, Jameson Needham, Nick McFadden, Mason Curran, Tommy Foley, Cassidy Gagnon, Evan Smith.
Bottom Row Left to Right: Hayden McFadden, Cooper Foti, Chase Thomas, Max Stein, Jackson Phillips, Ryan Hudd.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 3:53PM
U16 & U18 Open Skate
2002, 2001, 2000 & 1999 Birth Years
Sunday March 12th
7:40 -9:00pm (80 Minutes)
Ristuccia -- Wilmington, MA
For all open skates: A mix of skills and game play will be run by our coaches who will be in attendance to meet & evaluate the players. Please click on LINKS tab above to register & submit prior to coming to the rink in order to make check-in easier on the day of the skate.
If you have any questions, please contact the North Shore Shamrocks Director,
Guy Canto - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 9, 2017, 1:08PM
The ’05 Orange Shamrocks took to the ice for the first time in 2017 in a non-league game vs. the New England Stars in Tyngsboro at Skate 3 on Sunday 1/8/17. Battling the elements the night before and cleaning up after the winter’s first snow storm, the Shamrocks looked to bring the storm themselves to Tyngsboro. And, the kids in Orange and Green did not disappoint.
Play was tight to open the game and Shamrocks outstanding goalie, Jake McLean was up to the task, taking on all comers and shutting the door. The defensive core of Ava Vautour, Coleman Connors, Ryan Monaco, Nico Schmalz, and Johnny Dalton kept the puck on the outside and moved quickly out of the zone all day long. Forechecking and quick passes was the name of the game for the Forward core of Tyler Beals, Matt DiZoglio, Colby Robinson, Andrew Cappella, Kurt Vilmunen, Mitch DeVaux, Patrick Mozuch, Nick Shinopolous, and Keenan Considine.
With 8:30 remaining in the first, the Shamrocks struck on an unassisted laser from Cappella. He came in wide, made the goalie move, and fired a bomb far-side, high for the goal. Cappella would go on to have a monster game. 6 minutes later DeVaux would find the net off a beautiful feed from Cappella.
The 2nd period was all Shamrocks. Mozuch blasted a goal past the Stars goalie with help from Nick Shinopolous, who took the hit to make the pass, and Ava Vautour. Cappella would go on to close out scoring in the 2nd period with an unassisted goal for the Shamrocks to take a commanding 4-0 lead into the 3rd period. His second goal of the game, and his 3rd point.
With a short lull in the early 3rd period, one of the Stars forwards got free of the smothering Shamrock defense and put a shot past McLean. But, that would be it for the Stars offense for the day. The Shamrocks De took the goal personally and shut down the Stars the rest of the way. During this time, the De was also able to get in on the offense with end to end rushes by Schmalz, good cross ice passing by Dalton, 2 assists for the day by Vautour, pinching play at the Blue line to keep the puck in by Connors, and big shots from the blue line by Monaco. With 1:30 left in the game Robinson got back the 4 goal lead off an assist by DiZoglio. Tyler Beals would go on to close out the scoring with: 57 left on the clock. Assists came from forward Robinson and defenseman Vautour.
The Shamrocks were able to keep their winning ways going through hard work, and team oriented play. They look forward to taking aim at their next challenge, a tilt against the Manchester Flames at home.
Monday, January 9, 2017, 1:03PM
The ’05 Pee Wee Minor Orange Shamrocks had New Year’s Eve Day circled on the calendar for quite some time. The 2nd place ’05 Minuteman Flames have been a thorn in the side of the 3rd place ’05 Shamrocks for many seasons. The Shamrocks had just this year beaten the Flames for the first time in the current coaching staff’s tenure (and in recent memory). Having played 2 games this year, the Shamrocks and Flames had split the matches with 1 win a piece. On the last day of 2016, the Shamrocks had been schedule to play the Minuteman Flames twice in 6 hours.
The first game saw a tight battle with the Shamrocks drawing first blood on a big rush by offensive defenseman, Nico Schmalz, assisted by winger, Matthew DiZoglio. Not to be out done the Flames would go on to tie the game and the first ended in a 1-1 tie. The second period was a titanic defensive battle that saw great backchecking by the forwards as well as excellent defense by the core of Ava Vautour, Coleman Connors, and Ryan Monaco. Keenan Considine was pressed into action due to illness in the defensive core and he didn’t miss a beat. The Flames would go on to take the lead with a goal midway thru the 2nd period. However, The Shamrocks would answer in spades. Prolific center, Tyler Beals scored on a feed from Nick Shinopolous. And, converted defenseman playing winger, Patrick Mozuch scored on a very patient play in front of the net. After receiving the pass from winger, Colby Robinson, Mozuch held the puck on the doorstep, made the goalie blink first and then took it far side for the score. The period ended with the Shamrocks up 3-1.
The 3rd period saw the Flames come out offensively with a vengeance but Shamrock netminder, Jake McLean, made like a mason and put up the brick wall. Fighting off the onslaught was rugged defenseman, Casey Robbins, as well as the rest of the defensive squad. The Shamrocks DiZoglio would go on to score off of a pass from Considine, putting the Shamrocks up 4-1. The flames rallied late, scoring 2 goals to bring it to within 1, but with the Flames goalie pulled and a flurry of opportunities being thrown at their net, the Shamrocks shut it down and got out with a win!
After regrouping at a team lunch and heading back to the rink for a 2nd match of the day, the Shamrocks had high hopes about taking 2 wins on the day and securing sole possession of 3rd place in the EMHL. This game started off with a BANG! Speedy winger, Ben Lees scored nearly off the puck drop at 14:52 on a goal assisted by line mate, Mat DiZoglio. The period then settled into yet another defensive battle with the Shamrock goalie and defense coming up huge in keeping the Flames off the score board early. Not to be denied though, the Flames scored with only 3:05 left in the period to tie the game.
In the 2nd period, tenacious winger, Mitch DeVaux ripped a shot past the Flames goalie off a beautiful pass from center, Kurt Vilmunen. Roughly 3 minutes later the Flames would tie the match once again. But, the Shamrocks have made never giving up their trademark this year. And, you guessed it; the Shamrocks took the lead back on an unassisted rush by center, Tyler Beals to go up 3-2. However, with under a minute to go in the 2nd period, the Flames would show resilience of their own by tying it once again for a score of 3-3.
Early in the 3rd period the Flames got the best of the Orange and Green by taking the lead 4-3. The Flames would go into defensive mode and got excellent goaltending from there on. But, as was stated before, Shamrocks never give up! With 4 minutes left to play, Vilmunen and winger Andrew Cappella combined on a tic-tac-toe play to get Mitch DeVaux the puck, where he banged it home to tie the game 4-4. With many family and friends in attendance due to the holiday, the rink erupted with away team enthusiasm. Then, with only 1:28 remaining in the game first year Shamrock winger, Colby Robinson put home the go ahead goal and eventual game winner off assists from Patrick Mozuch and Finn Glidden. The Flames went on to pull their goalie and put on solid pressure, but the North Shore Shamrocks would have none of that and held on for the 2nd win of the day.
2 wins on the last day of 2016 solidified the Shamrock’s position as the 3rd place team in the EMHL, but also was a statement as to how they play hockey; with tenacity, determination, team play, discipline, and passion.
Monday, January 2, 2017, 11:25AM
2004 ORANGE TEAM TAKES HOME THE GOLD!
Coming off a second place finish in the November Jay Peak tournament, the 04 Shamrocks Orange team was chomping at the bit for the chance to bring home the big trophy at the Jr. Monarchs Winter Classic Tournament.
To start the tournament, the Shamrocks played the tough, physical Advantage Ice team. Shamrocks played hard and had more chances than the Advantage Ice, but because of cross bars and bad puck bounces, it just wasn't the Shamrocks day. Shamrocks started the tourney with a 2-1 loss.
Shamrocks came back in game 2 with another hard fought game against the Burrillville Broncos. Shamrocks again carried the play for most of the game, but found themselves down 2-1. With time running out, the Shamrocks pulled their goalie and scored the game tying goal ... with just 10 seconds left in the game ... keeping their playoff hopes alive!
Game 3 was against the RI Vikings. Due to the tourney point system, the Shamrocks needed to not only win the game, but needed to win all three periods to advance to the tourney playoffs. The Shamrocks answered the call and played one of their best games of the year. The passing was outstanding and they had the Vikings chasing all game long. Shamrocks dominated the entire game and won 9-0. This win put the Shamrocks in the playoffs as the number 4 seed.
The #1 vs #4 seed turned out to be a revenge game against the undefeated Advantage Ice. Shamrocks played a great game from start to finish. Both goalies made big saves to keep the game close. It was a back and fourth battle all game. With 5 minutes left in the 3rd and the Shamrocks up 2-1, the Shamrocks scored a power play goal to make it 3-1. The Shamrocks finished off their revenge game by beating the #1 seed Advantage Ice 4-1 and moved on to the finals.
In the final game, the Shamrocks played the hard skating Maine Moose team. The Shamrocks continued their relentless team play. Shamrocks played as a 5 man unit and the Moose had no answers. The Shamrocks controlled the puck with great cycling down low, accurate passing, and tough defensive play. Shamrocks kept the Moose running around all game and won 4-1.
The Shamrocks displayed picture perfect team effort the entire tournament ... from the forwards relentless forecheck/backcheck and puck position, to the defenses lock down of the talented opposing forwards and controlling the puck to facilitate our breakouts, and to the outstanding goaltending. Both goalies played unbelievable between the pipes and made big saves in key points in every game, all tourney long. Shamrocks had by far the best goals against,only allowing 6 goals total in 5 games.
The 04 Orange Shamrocks are the 2017 Jr. Monarchs Winter Classic Champions!
Congratulations boys, you earned it.
Monday, December 19, 2016, 11:08AM
Friday, December 2, 2016, 12:40PM
The North Shore Shamrocks celebrated their Thanksgiving by treating their family and fans to a great run of tournament hockey on Thanksgiving weekend at the Maine Hockey Development Turkey Shootout held at the University of Southern Maine, Gorham. The '05 Orange Pee Wee Minor team displayed everything the Shamrocks are known for; Hard Work, Determination, Good Sportsmanship, and Hustle.
The Shamrocks opened up the weekend with a 2-2 tie against a tough, disciplined Southern Maine Huskies team.
But the story of the game was Shamrock's net minder, Jake McLean. With the Huskies bearing down on the Shamrocks hard in the 3rd period and a 2-2 tie on the score board, McLean held his ground and refused to let his team suffer a loss; All this, on his way to collecting the game 1 MVP medal.
Game 2 became a much different affair, as the Shamrocks traded goals with Maine Gladiators in the first period 1-1. Rugged Defenseman, Casey Robbins scored on a bullet shot off of an assist by speedy winger, Matt DiZoglio for the Shamrock's only score of the period.
This game went on to put the Shamrocks discipline on full display for all to see as the Gladiators racked up 11 penalties in the game to the Shamrocks 2. Having had enough of the feeling out process of the first period, the Shamrocks went on a tear in the 2nd with 4 goals to close the 2nd period with a 5-2 lead. Specifically, DiZoglio lit the lamp 3 times in the 2nd period for the natural hattrick on his way to game MVP honors. Assists went to center man, Tyler Beals on 2 of the 2nd period goals with great unselfish play. Shifty winger, Colby Robinson also collected a goal in the second, beating the Gladiator goalie 5 hole. While the 3rd period saw the Gladiators score their 3rd and final goal, the Shamrocks dominated play for much of the 3rd period, keeping any thoughts of late game breakdowns at bay.
Game 3 was a much different affair, as the Shamrocks had to give everything they had to gain a win against the Casco Bay Mariners of Maine. Jumping out to a 4-1 lead early in the second period, led by Center, Tyler Beals, the Shamrocks looked to dominate. However, Casco Bay had different ideas. The Mariners scored 3 unanswered goals to bring the contest to within 1. But the Shamrocks would hold on with a lot of great defensive plays. While Tyler Beals gained the game 3 MVP honors, a lot of the credit also goes to the hardworking defensive core of Coleman Connors, Ava Vautour, Ryan Monaco, Nico Schmalz, and Casey Robbins.
This set up a Gold medal match between the North Shore Shamrocks and the Central Maine Hornets. Both teams entered the Championship with 2 wins, no losses, and 1 tie. It would go on to be a titanic battle with the Shamrocks striking first. The Hornets would strike back taking a 2-1 lead into the 2nd period. The Shamrocks would go on to tie it at 2-2.
The entirety of the game was back and forth with every Shamrock giving everything they had to a skater. None more than hustling forward, Finn Glidden, who would go on to receive the game MVP honors for his outstanding hard work.
As they say, the Shamrocks didn't lose; they just ran out of time on the clock. With a final of 5-3, the Shamrocks took home the Silver medal. And, more importantly, the respect of all the teams in their division at the tournament.
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 10:48AM
The 06 Orange Shamrocks win tournament championship in Jay Peak going undefeated against 2 Ottawa teams (Nepean Raiders, Cumberland Jr Grads), St Albans (Vermont), and a team from Whitman Hanson.
They only gave up 3 goals all tournament between Brayden Holt (2) and Tyler Riche (1). The defense was awesome in front of the 2 netminders. The Shamrocks ended the parity round in a 10 team bracket as the number 1 seed going into the Championship Game. In an incredibly exciting championship that was tied 1-1 late in the 3rd period, Tyler Muse took a great center zone pass from Kyle Gray to go in on a breakaway and score with :21 left and held on to close out the championship!
It was a great weekend for all the players, parents, coaches, and Shamrock Organization!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 11:25AM
“For the second year in a row, the 2005 Shamrocks (Green) ventured north into the New Hampshire mountains for the Waterville Valley Octoberfest Tournament, and came home as Tournament Champions!
From the moment the team arrived on Friday evening, the boys were eager to defend their title, culminating with a very convincing 8 – 0 win in the Championship game over a tough Reading team. Assistant Coach Greg Alves was overheard saying – “it was awesome to see the team get stronger with each game and really put everything together in great fashion on Sunday.”
This tournament has always been a big hit with the team. It allows everyone to get together early in the season and start building the strong bonds of any good hockey team. Waterville Valley’s Octoberfest offers a wonderful setting in the middle of the foliage season. Team dinners and knee hockey dominated the weekend.”
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 11:41AM
The ’05 Pee Wee Minor North Shore Shamrocks team came looking to make a statement in Cranston, RI against the Providence Jr. Friars on Sunday afternoon, Oct 16th. Having tied the Friars in their previous match the Shamrocks new it would take a complete game effort by every member of the squad.
Initially the game was back and forth with the two teams feeling each other out. Center Kurt Vilmunen and winger Nick Shinopulos each had good solid rushes that were held at bay by solid Friar goaltending. Not to be outdone, standout Shamrock net minder Jake McLean held the Friars to zero on the scoreboard until well into the 1st period. The Friars would strike first scoring at the 12 minute mark of the period. However, that would be all that McLean would allow the rest of the way as he was outstanding the entire day. Speedy winger Matthew DiZoglio would tie it up only 29 seconds after the Friars lone score on a quick rush up the ice assisted by winger Tyler Beals. The Shamrocks would go on to take over the remainder of the first period, with 2 quick goals by the powerful line of DiZoglio, Beals, and Lees. Beals scored on an unassisted strike at 9:45 of the first period and center, Ben Lees would also score assisted by Beals.
The second period saw the lone goal scored by rugged Shamrock winger, Mitchel DeVaux assisted by line mate, centerman Kurt Vilmunen.
The defensive core played both ends very well with several offensive rushes on the day by Nico Schmalz and Johnny Dalton. Meanwhile Defensemen Patrick Mozuch, Ryan Monaco, and usual winger Zach Giardina took it to the forwards of the Friars anytime they entered the Shamrock zone. Defenseman, Coleman Connors would play a physical game, accruing his first penalty of the year, but overall he gave the Friars fits driving them wide and utilizing his speed.
The 3rd period would be all Shamrocks. Matthew DiZoglio would score his second and third to complete the hattrick. His first was an unassisted goal at 11:16 of the third. He would follow that up with another goal exactly 4 minutes later off a crisp breakout pass by defenseman, Johnny Dalton. But the Shamrocks were not done. Befitting a game where the entire team played a high tempo, high effort type of game, always hard-working winger, Keenan Considine finished off the scoring assisted by shifty center, Andrew Cappella. This capped off quite the day for Considine as he collected a goal but lost a tooth on the bench! All with a smile!
With this win the Shamrocks moved into a 3 way tie for 4th place in the division. Next up are the Stars as the North Shore Shamrocks look to continue their climb in the standings!
Friday, October 14, 2016, 12:39PM
The 2005 PW Minor Shamrocks entered a match against the Manchester Flames on Saturday morning, October 8th looking to climb into the upper portion of the EMHL standings. The Shamrocks came to play and found themselves in an intense battle early on against the tough minded Flames.
The Shamrocks struck first with a sweet goal by forward Ben Lees at 10:18 of the 1st period. The assist went to defenseman Johnny Dalton, returning to action for the first time since breaking 3 bones in his foot just days before the season opened. The Flames would strike back to tie it at 1-1 and that’s how the first period ended. The Flames and Shamrocks would go on to trade goals early in the second period with the Shamrock’s Colby Robinson tallying an unassisted goal, sliding the puck just under the Flames goalie’s pads.
The Flames would mount several good rushes during the 2nd period. All but one of those offensive threats would be turned away by the outstanding efforts of goaltender, Jake McLean as well as strong defensive work by defensemen Ava Vautour, Coleman Connors, Patrick Mozuch, and Jonathan Dalton. The Shamrocks would take the lead for good in the second period off a beautiful tip by Ryan Monaco, assisted on by Defensemen Vautour and Dalton. Monaco would go on to play both forward and defense in this game, displaying his versatility in order to help his team shake off a few minor injuries on the forward lines.
The 3rd period had the Shamrocks putting the hammer down and finishing the game with an offensive flourish. Even when they weren’t scoring the Shamrocks forwards were relentless in their attacking with great forechecking plays by Matthew DiZoglio, Casey Robbins, and Nick Shinopolus.
Goals in the 3rd period were scored by hard-working winger, Keenan Considine, assisted by Mitchell DeVaux. Tyler Beals would get in on the action as well; assisted by returning defenseman Johnny Dalton (scoring 3 assists in his return). Relentless winger, Nick Shinopolus would score assisted by Andrew Cappella. Finally, Mitch DeVaux would finish the scoring, assisted by converted winger, Casey Robbins and display one of his patented “running man” celebrations.
This win over the Manchester Flames set the Shamrocks up in a tie for 5th place in the division and only 1 point behind the 4th place team. The upcoming Oct 15/16 weekend holds games against both the 5th and 4th place teams. With continued hard work, the Shamrocks look to continue their climb in the rankings. Stay tuned!
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 11:50AM
Shamrocks went into Sunday's game tied with the NE Wolverines in the league standings.
Shamrocks came out and set the tone early with a great first period, including goals by Zach Griffin and Jacob Hammar, to put Shamrocks up 2-0.
The Wolverines kept fighting in the second period to tie the game 2-2.
With game tied going into the third, the Shamrocks poured it on with some of the best passing of the year and they were all over the Wolverines. Shamrocks put up four unanswered goals by, Ethan Qi, Tommy Chesna, Nick Albano, and Ayden Churchill.
It was a full team victory including great goal tending, aggressive defensive play, and relentless pressure from the forwards. Shamrocks win 6-2!
Monday, October 3, 2016, 11:00AM
The Shamrocks earned their second win of the season over the New England Flyers. Joe Gerace led the team with 2 goals, the first tying the game at 1-1 and his second putting the Shamrocks up 4-2 in the third putting the game out of reach for the win. Joe Carpentieri continued his solid play with a goal and and an assist. Alec Griffin and Antonio Carpentieri both notched their first goals of the season.
Max Levine-Stein continues to play great in goal holding the Flyers scoreless in the second and third periods.
Monday, October 3, 2016, 10:53AM
EJ Wyman led the team with 5 goals and Joe Carpentieri and Alec Griffin added a goal each in a win over the Manchester Flames on Sunday. Max Levine Stein had another strong performance in net not allowing a goal in the first or third period.
Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:50PM
Brand new team who has come out of the gates strong undefeated in first 3 weeks!
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 5:43PM
EJ Wyman and Carter Charron lead the Shamrocks with 3 goals and 1 assist each in the Shamrocks opener against the New England Flyers. Gisuppe Carpentieri had a goal and assist in the game. The Shamrocks looked strong defensively holding the Flyers to under 10 shots on net and Max Levine-Stein kept the Flyers scoreless in the second and third period.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:33PM
While playing for the West Kelowna Warriors of the British Columbia Hockey League, ex-Shamrock Connor Sodergren helped his team win their first ever BCHL Championship, Western Canada Cup and RBC Cup as Canadian Jr A National Champions. Connor scored the game winning goal in the National Semifinal Game and was a key contributor for the West Kelowna team. Connor was a member of the 96 Shamrock team and the Shamrocks congratulate him for his success. Connor Sodergren will return to West Kelowna next season and is committed to West Point to play hockey starting in 2017.
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00PM
Shamrocks' Summer Training Camp
Mon. August 22nd - Thurs. August 25th
Ristuccia Arena ( Wilmington )
08 Green, 08 Orange, 07 Green & 07 Orange
8:30am –9:30am – Off-Ice
10:00am – 10:50am – On-Ice
06 Green, 06 Orange & 05 Orange
9:30am – 10:30am - Off-Ice
11:00am – 11:50am – On-Ice
05 Green, 04 Green & 04 Orange
10:30am – 11:30am - Off-Ice
12:00pm – 12:50pm – On-Ice
03 Green, 03 Orange & 02 Green
11:30am – 12:30pm - Off-Ice
1:00pm – 1:50pm – On-Ice
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 6:47PM
A FEW ROSTER SPOTS REMAINING ON
Second 2008 TEAM
for 2016-2017 SEASON!
If interested, contact Guy Canto, Director
Saturday, March 26, 2016, 9:41PM
LOOKING TO FINALIZE A FEW U-16 ROSTER SPOTS!
FREE OPEN SKATE...
Tuesday APRIL 5TH
Kasabuski Rink (Saugus)
Please click on LINKS tab above to register
Any questions, contact Guy Canto at email@example.com
Friday, March 25, 2016, 5:42PM
LOOKING FOR A FEW PLAYERS TO FINALIZE
U-16 , 2008 & 2009 TEAMS...
If interested, contact Guy Canto
Monday, March 21, 2016, 1:57PM
2005 GREEN TEAM WINS TIER 1 WHITE EHF CHAMPIONSHIP!!
Friday, March 4, 2016, 5:17PM
2006 Open Skate
2 TEAMS at this level for 2016-2017 Season!
Wednesday- March 16th
A mix of skills and game play will be run by our coaches. Our coaches will also be in attendance to meet & evaluate the players. Please click on LINKS tab above to register & submit prior to coming to the rink in order to make check-in easier on the day of the skate.
If you have any questions, please contact the North Shore Shamrocks Director, Guy Canto
Monday, February 29, 2016, 1:25PM
The 2003 Shamrock Green team recently played very well in the Tri-Town Arena President’s Day Weekend Tournament. Out of 16 teams, the Shamrocks made the semifinals which was a great showing in a strong tournament
The first game against the Maine Jr Black Bears set the tone for the tournament. Down 2-0 entering the third period, Lance Anderson finally got the team going with a goal with 5 minutes left in the third with assists to Peter Kourkoutas and Jack Mackey. After going back down 3-1, the team rallied for three goals in the final 1 minute 34 seconds for the win. In perhaps the most productive shift in Shamrock hockey history, the combo of Ryan Ackerley, Jason Hurford, and Peter Kourkoutas scored the final three goals for the unlikely victory. Aidan Jalbert made a key pinch along the boards setting up Peter Kourkoutas for the second goal. Peter was in “Beast Mode” all tournament for the Green. Hurford scored the tying goal on a sniper’s shot after taking a pass from James Kourkoutas and Peter Kourkoutas scored the winning goal on a strong net drive after taking a pass from Ackerley. The goaltending duo of JT Bowdridge and Ryan Moriarty were solid in holding the fort until the offense could get untracked.
In Game Two vs league foe, the Bulldogs, the Shamrocks pulled off a 4-0 shutout. Ackerley scored the first goal of the game on a bar-down shot after taking an outlet pass from James Kourkoutas and using his sprinter’s speed to blow by the defense. Mackey scored a gritty, netfront goal knocking in a rebound of a Jalbert shot for the second. Mackey was an important player all tournament sacrificing his body to make plays against much larger opponents. Peter Kourkoutas continued going net hard popping in the third with assists to Mackey and Anderson. The fourth goal was scored by D-man Tommy Peterson as he joined the rush and knocked in a rebound of an Ackerley shot. Peterson was outstanding all tournament, playing strong, physical D. Defenseman Trevor Ring also had an incredible tournament. Ring showed his typical versatility, rushing the puck numerous times, generating scoring chances, while also playing strong in the corners and in front of the net. Moriarty played well again and notched the shutout.
Game three vs the Portland Jr Pirates saw a 9-0 victory with Bowdridge pitching the shutout in net. Hurford had a hat trick and Ackerly scored two. The line of Josh Brann, CJ Hacker, and Kevin Wood was strong with both Brann and Hacker both scoring and Wood picking up assists on both. Wood played a strong tournament, he forechecked strong and may have led the team in shots on net for the tourney. Hacker played his typical physical, smart hockey and made several great passes in this game. Josh Manickam picked up two assists in this game and buzzed the net all night long for the Green.
Game four was an outstanding hockey game between the Shamrocks and the Old York Road Raiders from Pennsylvania. Playing hard but gripping their sticks a bit tight, the Green found themselves down 2-0 midway through the first. On a powerplay with a minute left in the first, defenseman Shea Clark took a D to D pass from Peterson and buried a long wrist shot blocker side to give the team momentum. Halfway through the second, Manickam was banging away in front of the net, and generated a rebound that Ackerley popped in for the tie. The rest of the game was up and down with both teams getting many chance. The duo of Moriarty and Bowdridge were incredible in this game, with each making several amazing stops. The aggressive, physical forechecking of Brann helped stop several Raider D rushes before they even started. Anderson was a leader by example all tournament with his rugged, fearless play and was strong this game as well.
In the semifinals, the Green was simply overmatched by the eventual tournament champions, Syracuse Nationals. The boys played hard with D-men Jalbert and Clark playing much larger than their actual size, and displaying their typical never-quit attitudes. James Kourkoutas was his usual physical self and was stellar in making tape-to-tape breakout passes all tournament.
The team expects the strong competition from this tournament to be great preparation for the end of the EHF season and upcoming playoffs.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 6:48AM
Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:56AM
The 2007 Mite Major team traveled to Quebec City this past weekend to play in the Tournoi Novice Quebec Centre. The team finished a perfect 5-0 in the tournament and returned home with Championship Trophy after defeating C. Scouts Etchemins by a score of 5-1.
This was the result of a complete team effort which was led by Goalie Gabe Rudolph who allowed only 4 goals in 5 games and recording his third shut.
The defensive crew of Matthew Beaupre, Mikey Covelluzzi, Cooper Dunham, Aiden Lally and Michael Taylor not only limited opponents scoring chances in the defensive end, but also combined for 19 total offensive points as defensive unit.
Vincent Castro, Darion Considine, Sean Cox, Chris D’Alleva, Zach MacKeil, Danny Murphy, Brenna O’Reilly and Ray Vedder led an impressive offensive charge tallying a total of 58 offensive points in just 5 games.
A very special thanks goes out to the long-time friends of the Shamrock organization Ray and Guylaine Parent of Quebec City. For the second time in two years Ray and Guylaine hosted the Shamrocks and organized events both on and off the ice that made this a trip our families will never forget.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 11:20AM
The Shamrocks 2004 Pee Wee Green Team traveled to Cyclones country for the Annual MLK Cyclones Tourney. First game was Friday afternoon against the host Cyclones and the Shamrocks started off strong and dominated play Fridaywith a convincing 4-1 win. Both Shamrock Goalies, Jared Norton and Liam Crowley were great in net and kept the Cyclones off the board for most of the game. The Shamrocks had a tough start to Game 2 falling behind 3-0 on some team defense lapses early in the first period. Second period they got on the board but found themselves down 5-2 after two..they would come within reach at 5-3 before an empty netter gave the Stars a 6-3 win. The Shamrocks still controlled their own destiny and they needed a win Sunday night against the Wizards to get into the Championship game and to take first place to control the choice of who shoots first in a Shoot Out if necessary. The Shamrocks came out strong and dominated a penalty filled game with a solid 7-1 victory and a chance to play for the trophy Monday morning.
The Shamrocks had a late game Sunday night and an early Championship game against a fresh opponent on Monday vs. the Hometown Cyclones. The Cyclones would take advantage of a defense miscue and get out to a 1-0 lead in front of a hometown crowd. The Shamrocks would battle back and weather the Cyclones storm as Liam Crowley held strong and made save after save until his team could kill some penalties. The Shamrocks and Cyclones battled to 2-2 before the Cyclones got two goals to take a 4-2 lead late into the third…the Shamrocks did not give up but fantastic goaltending by the Cyclones would hold the Shamrocks off the board for most of the third. With a minute left the Shamrocks would get their 3 goal when Donovan Ryan made a great tip off a Patrick Barrett shot from the point and give them some life. After a quick time out a play was drawn up and the boys executed great with a big face off win by Will Van Sicklin who hit Ryan McGuinness with a pass off the face off and McGuinness was able to get the puck in the deep and with the goalie pulled the Shamrocks went to work. After a lot of pressure the Shamrocks would not give up and Van Sicklin would poke a loose puck in to tied the game at 4-4. The game would go to Overtime and after 5 minutes of pressure by the Shamrocks the game remained tied was after OT and the Shamrocks headed to a three man shoot out.
As home team the Shamrocks deferred going first taking a note out of Bill Belichick’s coaching manual and Cyclones would have first shot. Cyclones had one of their top forwards start against Jared Norton in net…Jared held his angle and the first shooter rang the post. Matt Elwell (Tourney goal scoring leader) was first up for the Shamrocks and as he has done all year he was able to get a big first goal putting it upstairs by a very solid Cyclones Goalie. The Second shooter again was one of the top Cyclones players and she made some nifty moves but Jared played his angles and caused her to lose the puck and it sailed wide. Advantage was Shamrocks. Next up was Van Sicklin to get the win. He came in on the goalie fired a hard wrist shot but the goalie was up to the task and made a great blocker save. The Cyclones third shooter came in hard on Norton and fired a hard wrist shot that trickled in five hole. 1-1 tie in the shoot out with one shooter left, Rowan Mondello. Rowan got some advice and as he has done all year came down on the goalie made a move and fired a wrist shot over the Cyclones shoulder to get the Victory for the Shamrocks. The Shamrocks 2004 Green team finished first in the round robin as well as in Goals For with 14 and Goals Against with 8 and took the Trophy back to Ristuccia. Great job Patrick Barrett, Rowan Mondello, Matt Elwell, Will Van Sicklin, Owen White, Ryan McGuinness, Donovan Ryan, Ben Sieve, Alex Doudkin, Jake Guertin, Tyler Walles, Nick Heaslip, Ryan Dusablon, Nick Palermo, Janssen Sperling and Goalies Jared Norton and Liam Crowley. Great job to the coaching staff of Head Coach Leo Barrett Jr. and Assistant Coaches Michael Mondello, Daniel White, Derek Heaslip and Dan Crowley.