2016 JPIL Invitations

2016 JPIL Invitations

The Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) organizers have identified and sent out invitations to the fifth annual Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL) that is sanctioned by USA Field Hockey.

This is an invitation only event! In our effort to identify and select the top playing indoor Clubs in the US, criteria were established with input from club coaches and directors and are published on our web site here >

Two of the key established criteria are:
– Top four Clubs from the 2015 JPIL (1st – 4th Place)
– Top performers at the 2015 NIT

All Games will be played in accordance with the current FIH Rules and will consist of 2 periods of 20 minutes. A Tournament Director assisted by two Technical Officers, as well as, an Umpire Manager will be present at all sites.

Various venues have already been identified to host these three divisions starting on December 27, 2015 with the Championships scheduled for the weekend prior to the USA FH President’s Day Showcase in February 2016.

The organizers strongly believe that club’s participation in JPIL will provide their membership with a high level of competition on a regular basis, as well as, be very beneficial to those members who are involved in the National Indoor and Outdoor programs by competing regularly throughout the winter months in an international format.

The deadline for accepting the invitation and confirming participation is September 1, 2015.

Invitations were sent to over forty clubs in the U14, U16 and U19 divisions as listed below:

ADK, CLIFTON PARK, NY
ALLEY CATS, HARRISBURG, PA
BOSTON FHC, BOSTON, MA
CAPITOL PEGASUS, ROCKVILLE, MD
DE SHORE, LEWES, DE
EAST COAST FH, HERSHEY, PA
EAST END, MILLER PLACE, NY
FC UNITED, DAREN, CT
FER DE LANCE, ANN ARBOR, MI
FIRESTYX, FLEETWOOD, PA
FREEDOM HKY, ANNAPOLIS, MD
FSC, MECHANICSVILLE, PA
H2O, PHOENIX, MD
HIGH STYX FH, BERNVILLE, PA
HOWARD STAMPEDE, ELLIOTT CITY, MD
HUDSON VALLEY, PUTNAM VALLEY, PA
HYMAX JAGUARS, BALTIMORE, MD
IFHCK, LOUISVILLE, KY
JERSEY INTENSITY FH, MONMOUTH BEACH, NJ
KAPOW BLUE, MOUNTAINTOP, PA
KEY STATE, NEW CUMBERLAND, PA
MYSTX UNITED, PERKASIE, PA
NEW HEIGHTS, CHATHAM, NJ
NOOK HOCKEY, MANHEIM, PA
NORTHEAST ELITE, WINDHAM, NH
ORANJE – GOTTALOVEIT, MILLSBORO, DE
PA ELITE, KINGSTON, PA
PA MAVERICKS, ELIZABETHTOWN, PA
PA POWER, SELINSGROVE, PA
PHILLY HC, HATFIELD, PA
POTOMAC RAPIDS FH, BROADLANDS, VA
RICHMOND PANTERS, RICHMOND, VA
SAINTS, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
SPARK, SEVERNA PARK, MD
SPIRIT OF USA, BERLIN, NJ
STORM CHASERS FHC, ANNAPOLOS, MD
STRONG ISLAND FH, FARMINGVILLE, NY
TCOYO, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
THE GAELS FHC, SEVERNA PARK, MD
TOTAL DUTCH FH, SOMERSET, NJ
TRUE NORTH, WARRINGTON, PA
VIPER, LIMERICK, PA
WC EAGLES, SPRING CITY, PA
XCALIBUR FHC, ELVERSON, PA

The top twelve clubs in each of the U16 and U19 divisions and 24 clubs in the U14 division will be selected from those who accept their invitation by the stated deadline and in accordance with the established selection criteria.
Congratulations to those clubs invited and we look forward to your acceptance!

Clubs will be notified of their selection no later than September 5, 2015.

Should you and your club be interested in participating in any of the Junior Premier Hockey (JPIL or JPOL) events, please feel free to contact Rachael Milne (rachael3473@gmail.com) or Nigel Traverso (Bigapplehockey@aol.com).

Regards,

Rachael Milne
Nigel Traverso
Junior Premier Hockey Directors