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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23-24 Split-Season Tryouts
  Three-time USA Hockey National Champion Vermont...

Announcing this year's Spring Shamrocks 10U and 12Ucoaching staff:   10U...
23-24 Split-Season Tryouts


Three-time USA Hockey National Champion Vermont Shamrocks are committed to having National Bound Tier II 16 & 19U split season teams.  Tryouts for 16U and 19U splits will take place at Cairns and Gutterson

Tryouts are:
May 7th at Cairns Arena 3:05-4:20pm (both 16U and 19U)
May 8th WATERBURY:  6:30-7:30pm (16U*) | 7:45-9:00pm (19U)

*Second year 14U players who will be playing HS varsity may tryout for 16U. 

All players must pre-register for tryouts. Any out-of-state players are welcome and there are limited roster spots for non-Vermont players. LINK TO REGISTER

For 23-24 the Shamrocks have left the Massachusetts based ESGHL and will return to playing as a Tier II Independent National Bound team. We have booked enough Fall ice in VT to hold a series of on-ice events including 6 home Sundays for planned doubleheader games vs. New England and NY teams.   
The Shamrocks FULLY SUPPORT Fall Varsity student-athletes and our schedule reflect our recognition that often the best hockey players in Vermont are also important members of their school's volleyball, field hockey, soccer and/or cross country running teams.
Being upfront and transparent has always been important to our non-profit all volunteer association. We can promise high-level hockey for student-athletes who also represent their communities and schools over the winter.  
This year's fall season will include one August weekend in Southern New England before fall sports begin. This weekend will include 3-4 games and a number of organized college visits. The "first half" of the fall season ends the weekend before Thanksgiving. We then regroup in March to host the New England championships at Cairns and will travel to the USA Hockey National Championships if qualified.
The Shamrocks - in partnership with High School teams - have placed more athletes in NCAA and ACHA programs than any other program in our region. The split-season program is perfect for players who want to get ready for their high school season as well as for players who aspire to play NCAA or ACHA hockey. Last winter 100% of our eligible seniors were selected as Rotary HS All-Star players and at least two of our players earned NCAA Division 3 commitments. 
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.
*new players only 

by posted 03/28/2023

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
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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