JPOL 2017 – 60 clubs in 8 Regions!

Posted by: Rachael Bloemker

April 3, 2017

JPOL 2017 is set to kick-off with over 60 Clubs representing 8 Regions and Canada!

The Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL), that runs under the umbrella of Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) was created by Nigel Traverso and Rachael Bloemker in 2011. Its objective is to run organized, competitive outdoor leagues in each region whereby youth clubs and their membership have the opportunity to compete against each other on a regular basis.

This league is played annually during the spring months starting in April with the Championships held on the first or second weekend of June. Participation is open to all youth clubs in North America. Clubs will be participating within their Region in two divisions, U-16 and U-19, as well, as an invitation only U14 division.

    “Freedom love being a part of JPOL! It has created an opportunity for our players to compete on a consistent basis against good competition. It is exciting to see our players’ and teams’ growth from the beginning to the end season. We are lucky to have such a great league in place and hope to see it keep growing!” Sarah Dawson, Director / Head Coach, Freedom HKY

In 2017, JPH would like to welcome clubs from the New England / New York / Canada Region (R 1 – 4) that will be playing in a one weekend pilot tournament. We will continue to discuss various JPOL models that will be the best fit for clubs in the vast expanse of Region 1-4 as JPH is very much aware that each region has different scheduling concerns with spring sports, Futures, RCC and various showcases.

    “Our club, and everyone in our region, is so excited for the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Region 1-4 outdoor tournament at William Smith College” said Dalton Beaver, Director / Head Coach, WNY Whalers FHC. “Junior Premier Hockey has been fantastic to work with, and we are honored and privileged to be a part of this close-knit hockey community (Rachael, Nigel, Lurah, and Dean, et. al.) as they expand their offerings”. Thank you JPH!

The U14 division is in its second year and will be played in the same format as 2016. It will be a one-pool format of twelve Clubs (12), representing four different Regions (R 4, 5, 6 & 7). These clubs will travel over six dates, including the Championship, participating at venues in three of the Regions (R5, R6 & R7) to compete against each other. Each club will play a total of eleven (11) pool games plus two (2) on the Championship date for final ranking.

The following regions and clubs are participating throughout JPOL in 2017:

Region 5 (Pennsylvania)

Alley Cats – Harrisburg, PA
Central Penn FH – Dillsburg, PA
Electric Surge FHC – Dallas, PA
Horizon FHC – Drexel Hill, PA
Mystx FHC – Perkasie, Pa
NXT FHC – West Chester, Pa
Philly HC- Dublin, PA
Souderton Strikers –Hatfield, PA
Vipers FHC – Collegeville, Pa
Xcalibur FHC – Elverson, PA

Region 6 (New Jersey)

Jersey Intensity FH – Monmouth Beach, NJ
Lasting Legacy FHC – Huntington, NY
Mid Jersey Knights FHC – Highland Park, NJ
Princeton HC – Princeton, NJ
Rapid Fire Elite – Edison, NJ
South Jersey Edge FHC – Erial, NJ
Spirit of USA FH – Cherry Hill, NJ
Total Dutch FH – Somerset, NJ
Uprise FHC – Moorestown, NJ
Xplosive HC – Mt. Laurel, NJ
New Heights – Essex Fells, NJ 07021

Region 7 (Chesapeake)

Freedom HKY – Annapolis, MD
H2O – Middletown, DE
Howard Stampede – Ellicott City, MD
Oranje-Gottaloveit – Millsboro, DE
Southeast Storm – Crofton, MD
SPark- Severna Park, MD
The Gaels FHC – Severna Park, MD
TNT FH–Cockeysville, MD
Warhawks FH – Elkridge, MD
Washington Wolves – Clarksburg, MD

Region 8 (South)

757 FHC – Virginia Beach, VA
Focus FH – Williamsburg, VA
Hawks Premier FHC – Yorktown, VA
High Voltage FH – Fredericksburg, VA
Metro HC – Bethesda, MD
Potomac Rapids FH – Broadlands, VA
Rampage FH – Centerville, VA
Saints FHC – Henrico, VA
Southeast Storm – Crofton, MD
TCOYO FH – Virginia Beach, VA
Typhoon Elite FH – Fredericksburg, VA
Undertow FHC – Richmond, VA

Region 9 & 10 (Midwest)

Aim FH – St. Louis, MO
Fer de Lance – Ann Arbor, MI
FH Life – Oxford, OH
IFHCK – Louisville, KY
Milwaukee FHC – Mequon, WI
Pinnacle FH – Ann Arbor, MI
Stealth FH – Louisville, KY
Texas Pride – Houston, TX
Windy City FH – Northbrook, IL

U14 Division

Alley Cats – Harrisburg, PA
Central Penn FH – Dillsburg, PA
Freedom HKY – Annapolis, MD
High Styx – Phoenixville, PA
Lasting Legacy FHC – Huntington, NY
Mystx FHC – Perkasie, PA
Princeton HC – Princeton, NJ
South Jersey Edge – Erial, NJ
Spirit of USA FH – Cherry Hill, NJ
Total Dutch FH – Somerset, NJ
Uprise FHC – Moorestown, NJ
Xcalibur FHC – Elverson, PA

Region 1- 4 (New England / New York / Canada) – NEW

ADK – Round Lake, NY
Buffalo Hurricanes – East Aurora, NY
Halton FH – Ontario, Canada
Strong Island FH – Farmingville, NY
Syracuse FHC – Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Surge – Syracuse, NY
WHY Whalers – Williamsville, NY

JPOL is a USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event. Participation in JPOL will provide athletes and coaches with a high level of competition on a regular basis that will prepare them and their club for success at RCC, NCC, National Hockey Festival, as well as, any and all domestic and international competition.

    “Potomac Rapids Field Hockey loves having JPOL in our region giving our high school club players the opportunity to play 11 v 11 games during the spring. It’s a terrific way for the girls to be ready for high school tryouts & preseason,” said Lurah Holmgrain, Rapids Field Hockey.

Our Title Sponsor World Camp USA & SportEuroTour,, is in their second year of a three-year Sponsorship and we hope you all will support them in any way you can.

Should your club be interested in participating in the JPOL in the future or need additional information about this year’s event, please Contact Us.

We invite you to join us and hope to see you at one or many of the regions.

Good Luck to all participants and clubs!