JPIL 2017 Kick-Off!

JPIL 2017 Kick-Off!

Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) Organizers are pleased to announce that the Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL) is set to kick off on December 17, 2016 for the sixth consecutive year.

Seven new clubs accepted our invitation and will be participating for the first time in the various divisions, helping to maintain the high level of competition that is expected at this premier event.

All three Divisions U-14, U-16 and U-19, will compete over six weekend dates, utilizing three different venues throughout the course of the winter months from December through February.

With the FIH agreeing to revert back to the 6 v 6 model in 2016, and USA FH continuing to use this format and play 2 @ 20 minute games at NIT just as we have been doing since the inception of this league, JPH continues to lead the way and run all its events in accordance with the international standards.

Participation in the Junior Premier Indoor League provides athletes and coaches with a high level of competition on a regular basis, preparing all for success at the National Indoor Qualifiers (NIQ), National Indoor Tournaments (NIT) and for a few, international competition.

“It is great to see that after 6 years the Junior Premier Indoor League has expanded so much,” said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey’s Executive Director. “The JPIL is an excellent platform for young athletes to develop their indoor hockey skills and compete throughout the winter in a high level competition.”

This Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL) is an invitation only event. All Clubs in each division were identified and invited to participate based on performance at the 2016 National Indoor Tournament (NIT) or based on performance at the 2016 Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL) in accordance with our Invitation Criteria.

We are now pleased to announce that the following Clubs have accepted our invitation and will be participating in the 2017 Junior Premier Indoor League:

U-14 Division:
Central Penn FH (Dilsburg, PA), FC United (Daren, CT), Freedom HKY (Annapolis, MD), FSC (Mechanicsville, PA), H2O (Phoenix, MD), High Styx FH (Bernville, PA), Mid-Jersey Knights FHC (Highland Park, NJ), Oranje-Gottaloveit (Millsboro, DE), Philly Hockey Club (Philadelphia, PA), Potomac FH (Broadlands, VA), Shore Byrds (Delmar, DE), SPark (Severna Park, MD), Strong Island FH (Farmingville, NY), The Gaels FHC (Severna Park, MD), Uprise FHC, (Moorestown, NJ), Xcalibur FHC (Elverson, PA)

U-16 Division:
FC United (Daren, CT), Freedom HKY (Annapolis, MD), FSC (Mechanicsville, PA), H2O (Phoenix,
MD), High Styx FH (Bernville, PA), Jersey Intensity FH (Monmouth Beach, NJ), Princeton FHC (Princeton, NJ), Shore Byrds (Delmar, DE), SPark (Severna Park, MD), The Gaels FHC (Severna Park, MD), Total Dutch FH (Somerset, NJ), Xcalibur FHC (Elverson, PA)

U-19 Division:
Freedom HKY (Annapolis, MD), FSC (Mechanicsville, PA), H2O (Phoenix, MD), High Styx FH (Bernville, PA), Hudson Valley (Putnam Valley, NY), Jersey Intensity FH (Monmouth Beach, NJ), Oranje-Gottaloveit (Millsboro, DE), Philly Hockey Club (Philadelphia, PA), Princeton FHC (Princeton, NJ), SPark (Severna Park, MD), The Gaels FHC (Severna Park, MD), Xcalibur FHC (Elverson, PA)

Complete details of the schedule, results, venues, directions and other information can be found on our web site.

Clubs interested in participating in any of our Junior Premier Hockey leagues (JPIL / JPOL) should visit our web site for details, or contact Rachael Bloemker or Nigel Traverso.

Those of you interested in being a sponsor or supporter of this event or any of our other JPH events, can contact us directly or visit our website, JuniorPremierHockey.com/sponsors/ for additional details. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated!

We thank you for your consideration and continued support and may the best Clubs win!

Good Luck to all participants!