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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Shamrock Mission

The Vermont Shamrocks bring together some of the most competitive hockey players from all across Vermont and neighboring states.  The goal is to provide a high level of hockey while promoting participation at the local 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.

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16s and 19s are BOTH New England Champs
Spring 10U-12U-14U Team Info
Tryouts are now concluded for the 10U/12U teams.  We plan to...
2005 Spring Team Tryouts March 30
Tryouts announced for 2005 Team! Saturday, March 30 - 5pm at...
New Partnership Announced for Spring Weekly Skills Program
New SPRING Skills Program Partnership! The...
Shamrocks Split Season Model
Announcement: The VT Shamrocks Asociation will not be deviating...
16/19 Summer Showcase Teams
Information about summer showcase teams will be released later in...
16s and 19s are BOTH New England Champs

NE District Champions




Don't mess with the Shamrocks on St. Patricks Day!

by posted 03/17/2019
Spring 10U-12U-14U Team Info

Tryouts are now concluded for the 10U/12U teams. 
We plan to have rosters posted and players notified by end of the day on Monday, March 11. 

Planning is underway for another spring hockey season with the VT Shamrocks with 6-7 teams at the 10/12/14U ages.  
Team and program level descriptions are located HERE (or click 10/12/14U Spring info on top menu bar),

14U age players (2004 and 2005) who are interested in playing this spring should rgister online today.  No fee to register.  
Coaches will evaluate interest and may hold a one day tryout skate with a goal of attending 1-2 tournaments in the Spring. 

NEW for 2019 is a partnership with a new skills development program, Click HERE for more infomation on the Spring Teams page. l
As plans are finalized team information will be updated. 

If you have any questions please contact your age level head coach.   
For admin questions, if you are looking to get involved or anything other information please contact:
Dan French at or call 603-381-5428.

by posted 02/08/2019
2005 Spring Team Tryouts March 30

Tryouts announced for 2005 Team!
Saturday, March 30 - 5pm at Waterbury

All players must Pre-Register by March 27
Click HERE to Register 

by posted 02/07/2019
New Partnership Announced for Spring Weekly Skills Program

New SPRING Skills Program Partnership!

The Shamrocks have partnered with Meghan Sweezy and Girls 4 Hockey (G4H) for Spring 2019.  The G4H coaching staff will be running eight weekly skills sessions at Cairns (starting April 11 mostly on Tuesday or Thursday evenings in the 5/6pm range); these sessions will be open to ALL Spring teams players at no cost. Discounted access to G4H spring skills sessions will be included as part of all spring players' fees. The dates and times of these sessions are listed on each spring team's schedule and the Shamrock master calendar.   

Players can attend as many of the on-ice skill sessions as they want. Skill sessions will include goalie specific training and are totally independent from any team practices over the spring.  This is a great opportunity to work on skill development, work with different (all female) coaches, and interact with former NCAA coaches and players.  For more information on G4H visit their website linked above.

by posted 02/07/2019
Shamrocks Split Season Model

16AA 2018 NE Champions


The VT Shamrocks Asociation will not be deviating from their traditional game schedule that starts in September and pauses from Thanksgiving until March and then reforms (if qualified) to compete in New England and USA Hockey Nationals.  

The VT Shamrocks Split-Season teams are in discussion about joining a split season league in southern New England. Participation in a formal league that plays on Sundays in the fall will help the split season teams schedule games and enjoy maximum exposure to college coaches.

The split season program has been highly successful in helping multi-sport athletes and HS hockey players continue to play for their scholastic teams while also enjoying a balanced club experience.  Many former Shamrock split season players have gone on to play NCAA college hockey.

Dates and times for Shamrocks split-season try-outs will be announced after the 2019 USA Hockey Nationals are completed. 

All Shamrock Split-Season teams abide by VSAHA by-laws and are National Bound USA Hockey registered teams.

by posted 01/31/2019
16/19 Summer Showcase Teams

Information about summer showcase teams will be released later in the winter. We will likely offer one 16U (2004 and 2003's) and one 19U (2002, 2001, 2000's). Typically there are open tryouts in late-April or early May, often at the same time as tryouts for the fall split season teams, and teams have attended the Beantown Classic in July and sometimes one other event. These are independent from any winter/split season roster. Preregistration is required and info will be posted here in February.
by posted 01/01/2019
16s and 19s win New Englands!

Congrats to our 16U AA & 19UAA 

2019 New England Champions!

19UAA Champs

16UAA Champs

Recent Game Results
Shamrocks in College

The Shamrocks started graduating student-athletes from our split season teams with the class of '12. Here is the list of places our players ended up playing athletics. For more information click here.   

NCAA Hockey

Elmira, Penn State, Stevenson University*, Castleton State College*, Middlebury College*, Cortland State (NY)*, Franklin Pierce University, Chatham University, Norwich University, SUNY Potsdam, Sacred Heart University, Becker College*, Hobart/William Smith*, Boston College, St. Michael's College, New England College*, Plymouth State University, SUNY Canton, The University of New England*, Colby College*, Robert Morris, Southern Maine, Utica College, Trinity (CT) College^, Nazareth College^, Connecticut College.

*multiple players

^2019 commitment

ACHA Hockey

University of Vermont*, UMass-Amherst, Syracuse University, Lindenwood-Belleville, Columbia University, Grand Valley State University, Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth, Univ. of Rhode Island.  

*multiple players

Other NCAA Sports

Field Hockey: Salve Regina University, UVM*, St. Lawrence, Hobart/William Smith*, New Haven, Harvard 

Lacrosse: Longwood University, Hobart/William Smith*, Mt. Holyoke College, Castleton State, UVM 

Softball at Castleton State College
XC/Track at Colby College
*multiple players

Other Club Sports

Equestrian at Trinity (CT) College, Rugby: Lindenwood, Castleton University

Alpine Ski: Columbia

Field Hockey: National Univ. of Ireland 

Professional Hockey

Adelaide Rush (AUS)

National (IIHF) Teams

France: 18U Womens World Championship

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Shamrock Championships
2019 16 AA
New England Champions
2019 19 AA
New England Champions
2018 U16 AA 
National Silver Medalists
National Championships
Marlboro, MA
2018 16 AA
New England Champions
2017 U16 AA 
National Silver Medalists
National Championships
Troy, Michigan
2017 U16 AA
New England Champions
2016 19U AA
National Champions
Burlington, VT
2015 U16 AA
National Bronze Medalists
National Championships
E. Lansing Michigan
2015 U16 AA
New England Champions
2015 U16 AA Vermont Champions
2015 U19 AA Vermont Champions
2014 U16 AA 
Nationals Quarter Finalist 
Buffalo, NY
2014 16 AA
New England Champions
2014 U16 AA Vermont Champions
2014 U19 AA
New England Silver Medal
2014 U19 AA
Vermont Champions
2013 16U AA
National Champions
San Jose, CA
2013 16 AA
New England Champions
2013 U16 AA
Vermont Champions
2012 U16 AA
USA Hockey Nationals Qualifier
Dallas, TX
2012 U16 AA
New England Silver Medal
2012 U16 AA
Vermont Champions
2012 U19 AA 
Vermont Champions 
2011 U16 AA
Vermont Champions
2011 U16 AA
New England Silver Medal
2010-11 T1 (AAA) U19
New England Bronze Medal
2010 T1 (AAA)
Vermont U19 Champions
First Shamrock game ever Nov. 29th at RI Panther Tournament