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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Vermont Shamrocks

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 that 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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Announcing this year's Spring Shamrocks 10U and 12Ucoaching staff:   10U...
Spring 10U and 12U AAA Tryouts
The teams will play in 2-4 Spring Tournaments and have 9 on-ice...
2023 Spring Shamrocks
2023 Spring/Summer Shamrocks Teams Forming Leader/Coach Indication...
Vermont Shamrocks 16UAA & 19UAA Split Season Teams
  The 'Rocks are members of the Eastern Select Girls...

Announcing this year's Spring Shamrocks 10U and 12Ucoaching staff:  

10U White Spring Coaches

Sally Heorr, Current Professional Player (Montreal Force - PHL)
- Two-time College National Champion (Liberty University, GVSU)
- Former Shamrock

Buzz Heorr, Former St. Mike's Player
-Long time VT youth and select coach 


10U Green Spring Coaches

Meghan Sweezey, Played & Coached NCAA for St. Mikes
- Owner/Head Girls 4 Hockey

Savanna Poole, Played NCAA for Saint Anselm College
- Coached at Vermont Academy for 4 Years
- Coaches at G4H currently

Erin Turner, Played ACHA for UVM
- Coaches currently for G4H

12U Spring Coaches

Chelsea Ellis, Played NCAA for Stevenson University 
- BFA Comet Standout
- Won USA Hockey National Championship with VT Shamrocks

Jade Remillard, Played NCAA for Castleton State Univ.
- BFA Comet Standout
- Won USA Hockey National Championship with VT Shamrocks

Kayleigh Clark, Played for Essex Hornets
-Won Vermont State Championship

Other bench roles and team manager positions may be available. Contact us if interested.

by posted 02/08/2023
Spring 10U and 12U AAA Tryouts

The teams will play in 2-4 Spring Tournaments and have 9 on-ice skill sessions/practices. Fees will be our costs divided by the number of players. 

Skill sessions for all Shamrock players will again be conducted by Coach Sweezy and Girls 4 Hockey. Team-based practices will be directed by coaches.


March 31-April 2 Queens of the Ice Tournament, Massena, NY (10U White only) 

April 14-16: Lady Flames, Marlborough, MA (10U Green, 12U)

April 28-30: Shamrock (Boston) Elite, MA (10U Green, 12U)

May 12-14: Green Mountain Avalanche, Jay Peak VT (10U Green, 12U)  

June 2-4: Green Mountain Avalanche, Jay Peak VT (12U only)

June 2-4 Girls Skaters Edge Tournament, Marlborough, MA (10U White Only)

by posted 01/16/2023
2023 Spring Shamrocks

2023 Spring/Summer Shamrocks Teams Forming

Leader/Coach Indication of Interest/Application

The VT Shamrocks are in the process of starting to organize spring/summer teams for the 2023 spring/summer hockey season. Spring hockey is select hockey and only Vermont's top players will be selected for our teams. We expect to run spring teams in the 10U and 12U age groups with summer showcase teams for high school student-athletes (14U, 16U, etc).

The Spring teams will play their own schedule (2 or 3 AA/AAA tournaments + pre-tournament practices) and will access skills via Girls 4 Hockey.  

Email Patrick Burke to indicate your interest and apply to organize or coach a Shamrock spring team.

Spring Shamrock teams operate under strict parameters set by the Shamrock By-Laws but rely HEAVILY on the organizational skills of volunteer coaches and team leaders who must also commit to the Shamrocks' core values.

Spring coaches are volunteers and they are responsible for all aspects of their team. This includes helping to hold tryouts, getting clearance for participation in events, communicating with families and Shamrock Board about fees, distributing and collecting jerseys and socks, making sure all player fees are paid. 

While financial aid is available all Shamrock fees are set using a formula that is in line with our non-profit (501c3) status. All players pay the same low fee.  

Criteria for coaching selection include evidence of alignment with the following core values:


Our coaches are all volunteers yet have extensive coaching and/or playing experience at the youth, high school, junior, and NCAA levels. 

We expect all our coaches to: 

  • focus on the kids
  • be good communicators with players, parents, and referees
  • be good motivators
  • focus on team play
  • have well thought out game plans and managed practices
  • be able to control emotions
  • always have a positive attitude
  • be alert
  • be confident
  • continue to learn

All 'Rocks Coaches must be USA Hockey certified and pass a VSAHA background check.

by posted 12/14/2021
Vermont Shamrocks 16UAA & 19UAA Split Season Teams


The 'Rocks are members of the Eastern Select Girls Hockey League (ESGHL). Many ESGHL teams are based in Massachusetts.  We play in the Fall to earn a spot in the Spring New England Regional Championships and hopefully the USA Hockey National Championships. 
Our fees are low as they reflect only the cost of our ice time, referees, jerseys, shells*, bags*, socks, league fees, insurance, and website fees divided by the number of players.
Everyone pays including coaches kids, goalies, etc. If a family needs financial assistance money may be available. [*Only new players are charged for shells and bags]


by posted 04/26/2020
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, University of Vermont*, Hamilton College, Nichols College, Rivier~

*multiple players

~2023 Commit

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, Liberty University*.  

*multiple players


Other NCAA Sports

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

Soccer: Plattsburgh State Univ.

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

Softball: St. Michaels & 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)

Montreal Force (PHF)


National (IIHF) Teams

France: 18U Women's World Championship


Former Shamrocks are now coaching at:

Girls 4 Hockey

BFA-St. Albans Varsity

South Burlington High School Varsity

MVU High School Varsity

Stowe High School Varsity

Spaulding High School Varsity

Brattleboro HS Varsity

SASA Youth Hockey

Essex High School Field Hockey

St. Lawrence Univ. Field Hockey

South Burlington HS Field Hockey

Stowe HS Lacrosse

North Country Varsity Hockey

Kingdon Blades Varsity Hockey

North Country Varsity Tennis



Spring Partner

'Rocks win 3 Championships

Congrats to our 2019 16s and 19s 

2019 National Champions!

16U AA


Watch highlights from the National Championship game

2019 New England Champions!





Shamrock Championships
2019 16U AA
National Champions
Amherst, NY
2021 16UAA
USA Hockey Nationals
Denver, Colorado
2021 16UAA
New England Silver Medalists
2020 16UAA
Eastern Select Girls Hockey League Champions
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
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

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