The Boston Imperials Hockey Club LLC were formed recently from the purchase of the Boston Shamrocks Boys Hockey program (not to be confused with the North Shore Shamrocks) in January 2019.
The majority owners of the club are Interwoven Sports Group with a minority interest up of NHL professional hockey personnel.
Interwoven Sports Group is a multi-faceted management company that manages, owns, or consults with sports organizations to generate revenue, optimize operations, improve marketing and recruitment, and increase customer retention in a rapidly changing sports, media, and technology landscape. Interwoven works with the following clients:
- Governing/Legislative Bodies (Leagues, Associations) - National and State
- Professional Sports Teams
- Minor League Sports Teams
- Youth Club Organizations
- Amateur Club Organizations
- Tournament Organizers
- Ancillary Sports Companies/Organizations
- Sponsors (Seeking Matching Services)
Interwoven Sports Group and their principals have worked with clients such as the National Hockey League, the NBA, Major League Soccer, Boston Bruins (NHL), Buffalo Bills (NFL), Adidas, ESPN, Fox Sports, Mass. Youth Soccer, New Mexico Youth Soccer, and Global Premier Soccer. Some of their recent hockey experience locally includes Dynamic Skating, MaxPro Hockey, Shoot To Score, and the Premier Hockey League.
The Concept of the Boston Imperials
The idea of the Imperials came about from their work with both professional and amateur clients and the importance of running an amateur youth sports club as if they are professional organization. The Boston Imperials, with their impressive network and experienced staff promise to deliver a hockey experience that focuses on the development of the complete athlete, as a player, as a student, and as a person so that when they graduate from our program, they are prepared (and networked) to have a career on or off the ice.
The imperials have a strong concept of what we believe, and we invite you to see what makes us different, the myths of hockey, and the problem facing hockey parents, particularly in Massachusetts today. Please take a moment and read the articles to help further your understanding of what we are all about.
Mission and Vision
The Mission and Vision of the Boston Imperials is to be a small hockey club made up of high quality players (and families) who understand the need to get better on the ice in order to achieve their goal of playing at an extremely high level in high school, possibly college, and for a select few, professional. We also will place a premium on their well-being in the classroom, in the community, and also provide them networking opportunities and internships to further their development as a complete person.
Our Strategic Plan: Planning for the Future
With our strong network of hockey and academic professionals, we have been able to secure a number of strategic partnerships for our first season but we have a very strategic set of goals and objectives for our first three seasons. We believe in honesty, transparency, and sharing our vision because we are seeking families and players who understand exactly what we are doing.
- Only 1 team team per age group below Midgets to preserve the quality of the pool
- Allowing players from other clubs to play for us as long as their is equal commitment
- Understanding we have a 3 year strategic plan to realize our final vision
2019 - Year 1
- Establish the program and introduce our concept
- Build positive working relationships with competitive programs and foster goodwill in MA Hockey
- Continue with league affiliations of the Boston Shamrocks with the following teams:
- U18 Girls (New Offering)
- Bantam (2005/2006)
- Squirt (2009/2010)
- Build our U18 Tier 1 Showcase team for play in Fall 2019 at the major scouting showcases
- Hire our first full-time coaches for the U18 and U16 Residential Academy team that will live at Pope John High School (Everett, MA)
- Build 2 showcase teams for the Bantam and 2007/2008 level
- Using our network, perform due diligence on our league affiliations nationally, and regionally
- Develop our age group specific training curriculum (matching needs from NHL and college scouts)
2020 - Year 2
- U18 and U16 Residential Academy Teams at Pope John begin play (45 games)
- 1 Team at every age group below midget
- Mite Program begins
- Finalize our strategic league affiliations nationally, and regionally
2021 - Year 3
- The premier small hockey program in New England
- A destination for elite players who want a well-rounded experience to prepare for higher levels of hockey and a career after
- Recognition and proof that our model is relevant to the needs of today's players and families
We welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you further. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.