JWHL - U19

The Shamrock U19 Hockey Team

The Boston Shamrocks Elite U19 Women’s Hockey Team is a full season team formed to develop young women hockey players to the level and ability required to play collegiate hockey. 

The Boston Shamrocks Elite U19 Women’s Hockey Team is a USA Hockey registered U19/Canadian Intermediate AA team and play in the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) on college campuses against some of the best teams in North America.  

The Shamrocks will also play in some of the top tournaments in the United States and Canada guaranteeing outstanding competition and maximum exposure to college and National team coaches.  Past tournaments have included Chowder Cup, NAHA Labor Day, Stoney Creek, Polar Bears, and the JWHL Challenge Cup.  

The Boston Shamrocks work hard in developing and promoting their student athletes. Nearly 100% of all Boston Shamrocks players go on to continue their growth and success at the collegiate level.

Boston Shamrocks student athletes have enrolled and played hockey at over 50  institutes of higher learning.

Event Calendar

Coach Profiles

 
Kristi Kehoe – Program Director & Head Coach, U-19 JWHL
 
Kristie earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, where she was a standout four-year member of the women’s ice hockey team totaling 135 games played and netted 45 goals while dishing out 23 assists.  In her freshman, sophomore and junior years she led the team in goals, points, and assists.
 
Prior to joining the Shamrocks, Coach Kehoe had a stint as the Head Coach of the Kunlun Red Star Women’s Juniors Ice Hockey team and Chinese National U18 Team.  She helped lead China U18 to its best finish at World Championships in 5 years.  She had a 4-year run as the Head Coach of New England College’s Women’s Ice Hockey Program. Prior to being the NEC Pilgrims Head Coach, Kehoe served as an assistant at The State University of New York Cortland.
 
In addition to her college coaching experiences, Kehoe has been very involved with USA Hockey over the last 8 years. Currently, she is the Director of Girls Player Development for the New England District with USA Hockey. Charged with running the NED tryout process, evaluations, and development camps. Kehoe also works as the On-ice Director with the Girls’ Eastern 14 Select Camp with USA Hockey where she is responsible for staffing, on-ice curriculum, and overall player development opportunities.  Kehoe has also worked numerous USA Hockey National U18 and U15 camps, and with many other USA Hockey Districts in their camp/evaluation processes.  She earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, where she was a standout four-year member of the women’s ice hockey team: totaling 135 games played, netting 45 goals and dishing out 43 assists.  In her freshman, sophomore and junior years she led the team in goals, points, and assists.
 
Prior to joining the Shamrocks, Coach Kehoe had a stint as the Head Coach of the Kunlun Red Star Women’s Juniors Ice Hockey team and Chinese National U18 Team.  She helped lead China U18 to its best finish at World Championships in 5 years.  She had a 4-year run as the Head Coach of New England College’s Women’s Ice Hockey Program. Prior to being the NEC Pilgrims Head Coach, Kehoe served as an assistant at The State University of New York Cortland.
 
In addition to her college coaching experiences, Kehoe has been very involved with USA Hockey over the last 8 years. Currently, she is the Director of Girls Player Development for the New England District with USA Hockey. Charged with running the NED tryout process, evaluations, and development camps. Kehoe also works as the On-ice Director with the Girls’ Eastern 14 Select Camp with USA Hockey where she is responsible for staffing, on-ice curriculum, and overall player development opportunities.  Kehoe has also worked numerous USA Hockey National U18 and U15 camps, and with many other USA Hockey Districts in their camp/evaluation processes.
 

Andréa St. Onge – Assistant Coach, U-19 JWHL
 
Andrea started playing roller hockey when she was 7 years old at the local outdoor rink, where she was the only girl playing with the boys. At the age of 11, Andréa wanted to go the next step and tried out for an all-girl ice hockey teamed called the Cal Selects in Huntington Beach, CA. Instantly, she fell in love with the sport. Cal Selects later transformed into the club team, LA Selects, where Andréa played for the next two season. Her sophomore year of high school, she decided to make the switch to the only other all-girl hockey program, the Anaheim Lady Ducks. Andréa’s goal was to make it to the next step, which was playing Collegiate NCAA ice hockey. The Lady Ducks did a great job at taking the team to a variety of tournaments and showcases to get the girls exposed to the college scouts.
 
Andréa played NCAA Division III women’s ice hockey for New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. During her senior year, she was voted team captain by her teammates and coaches. That season she helped lead her team to the NEHC Quarterfinals, where they lost 1-0 to Norwich University. Andréa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology after her four years at NEC in 2016.
 
After graduation, Andréa went on to become the Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach for the start-up program at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. While at Post, she also worked as a hockey private lessons instructor for IPH (I Play Harder). She worked with players from every age and a variety of skill levels, trying to help develop their hockey skills and get them to the next level. After two years of working at both Post University and IPH, Andréa was very excited to bring her knowledge and coaching skills to the Boston Shamrocks.