The mission of the Vermont Shamrocks is to provide hockey players an opportunity to play select level hockey while still playing for their local association or high school teams. Shamrock players are loyal leaders of their local association teams, yet the

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Boys Kick off the Spring Shamrock Season!

Spring Bantam Boys AAA Win Ambassador's Cup in Quebec

 


Girls' Spring Season Opens with the U10-U12 Shamrock Jamboree @ Essex April 13


U16 and U19 Wrap up Another Great Season
U16 NE Champions

U16 National Quarter Finalists

U19 NE Runner-up

U19 CT Polar Bear Tourney AAA Silver Medal

U19 Rice-Rocks Spring Jam First Place

Good Luck Seniors and Graduates

Shamrock Sisters Forever

 


16U Nationals Raffle Winners!

Carlin Family (Great Escape) and Laurie Singer (Golf Package)

Thanks to all who purchased tickets!

Link on above image to stats from USA Hockey Nationals


Qualify for the USA Hockey National Championship in Buffalo April 2-6

Rocks go undefeated in Regional Tournament


U19 Rocks Earn Silver Medal in New England Championship going 4-1 in the event
1-0 loss to Maine in Championship game ends a great split season for a special group of ladies.
Follow @vtshamrocks on twitter for updates and highlights.


Girls U10 and U12 Teams are Posted.  Spring boys tournament teams will be AAA filled by invitation.  Openings on boys teams will be posted here

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2013 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!


Team Goes 11-0 in post season play!!!!!

Vermont's Governor Peter Shumlin Salutes the Shamrocks in a Montpelier Ceremony


 

r All Star Game Selection
USA Hockey article features the Shamrocks
 
Shamrocks 16U Win New England Championship!
Team qualifies for USA National Championship in San Jose, CA



 
 

 

Vermont Rocks the Cape

Rocks bring home one gold and two silver medals from the annual high level tournament.
U14 Green Rocks lost 2-1 to Charles River 14-1 in the final.
(Top bracket U14 Silver Medal)
16U Rocks after 3-2 championship game shootout victory over our U19 Shamrock sisters. (Top Bracket U19 Championship)

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U16 'Rocks win the U19 Championship in a shoot-out over the U19 Shamrocks
U14 Greens Silver Meadalists.
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Rocks organization goes 16-6 over the 3 day event.  


 




 
Team USA players Sidney Peters, Toni Ann Miano,  Jenny Ryan, and Annie Pankowski  were joined by NAHA Senior Ashley Wilkes and  NAHA coaches Cassie Hanson and Melissa Rundlett to run an amazing free clinic for Vermont U12 and U14 girls. Shamrock/Essex Youth Hockey alum and current NAHA player Rachel Morse also helped out.  

More photos below and on pictures page (link on left).

NAHA Successfully Partners with Shamrocks!

National powerhouse ran a free clinic for Shamrock girls!

U12 and U14 girls from across VT got a chance be coached by team USA players and NAHA Coaches 

 
North American Hockey Academy is the primere hockey Academy in the USA.  Based in Stowe, NAHA players populate the rosters of many NCAA Division 1 teams as well as USA U18, U20 National teams. The Vermont Shamrocks serve high level players from Vermont and NY.  Though only around for a short time, current and former players are filling rosters at places like NAHA, Shattuck-St. Mary's (MN), many local high school all-star selections.
 
Annie Pankowski coaches 'Rocks 12s and 14s Annie Pankowski (left) scores for USA vs. Canadian U22 National Team
   

 
2012-13 the Vermont Shamrocks will again field a national tournament bound Tier II U16 "split season" team for high school varsity players and a national bound Tier I or Tier II U19 team (TBD) in our split season program. 

Split season teams follow a Saturday evening/Sunday schedule in the fall, shut down for the HS season, and reassemble for the NE Regional and USA National tournaments (if qualified) in the spring.

The 'Rocks will also field U12 and U14 "tournament teams" to compete in two or three "showcase" tournaments. 

A tentative event in the early fall (in or near Vermont) is followed by the Cape Cod Classic over over Thanksgiving and The CT Polar Bear Tournament between X-mas and New Years. 

Our U12 and U14 teams are NOT full season nor are they USAH "National Bound" and thus they are open to any girl who plays high school or local association boys or girls hockey.  We expect our players to be loyal to their school/local associations, but we provide an excellent outlet and challenge for the region's top players. 

The Vermont Shamrocks bring together some of the most competitive girls hockey players from all across New England and New York state.  The goal is to provide a high level of hockey while promoting participation at the local and scholastic high school level.  The emphasis is on skill development and teamwork by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth.   

We create a fun environment which focuses on important values such as sportsmanship, friendship, and love of the game.  The lesson at the end of the day is that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.

Our season fees only include the costs of our tournament entry fees and ice time.  Our prices are as low as select hockey can get ... but the value of the program to our players has proven to be significant.


 

 




 
Shamrocks U16/19 Girls Play vs. Rice Prep in "Dress Rehersal" Game for IIHF Women's World Championships at Gutterson Field House.

 


 
 

Shamrocks Close the Book on 2012 Split/Tournament Season at USA Hockey Nationals in Texas


 

2012 Tournament/Split Season Recap

U19 802 Shamrocks  compete in Tier 1 New England Regional Championship.
Tie Rice "Prep" 1-1


U16 Silver Medalists in New England Regional Championship Earn bid to USA Hockey Nationals in Texas

U14 White win Rhode Island Panther and CT Polar Bear Champonships

U14/16 Green "United" Team win U17 Polar Bear Championship


We create a fun environment which focuses on important values such as sportsmanship, friendship, and love of the game.  The lesson at the end of the day is that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.

Our season fees only include the costs of our tournament entry fees and ice time.  Our prices are as low as select hockey can get ... but the value of the program to our players has proven to be significant.

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Thank you!

Sponsor for U16 trip to Buffalo for Nationals

 

 
2012 U16 National Champions