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10th Annual Junior Premier Indoor League to Kick off December 18

by USA Field Hockey

Content Courtesy of JPIL

Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) is pleased to announce that the 10th annual Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL) is set to kick off on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Junior Premier Indoor Leagues and Tournaments are Sanctioned by USA Field Hockey and are open to all member clubs.

This year, JPH celebrates the 10th anniversary of bringing participants annual indoor events. It’s with continued support that they are able to reach this milestone and hope that all will continue to support them as they aim for yet another milestone in ten years. 

“Much admiration to all those who have been part of the Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL). The experiences the league has given to so many athletes, coaches and officials over these past ten years has been so valuable to their hockey development and most importantly has provided so much fun in a competitive environment.” - Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey's Executive Director

The 2022 JPIL will be held over six dates for each division. U-16 and U-19 clubs will play all their dates at the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown, Pa.  The U-14 division will be played at two different venues: 422 Sportsplex (Pa.) and Indian Creek School (Md.).

 U-16 & U-19 Divisions  U-14 Divison
 Saturday, December 18 Saturday, December 18 @ Indian Creek School
 Saturday, January 8 
 Saturday, January 8 @ Indian Creek School
 Saturday, January 15  Monday, January 17 @ 422 Sportsplex
 Saturday, January 22
 Saturday, January 22 @ Indian Creek School
 Saturday, February 5 - Championship  Sunday, February 6 @ Indian Creek School - Championship
* all at 422 Sportsplex  

"The Junior Premier Indoor League has been a phenomenal addition to indoor field hockey in the last ten years. As a program that is well run and highly competitive, I have enjoyed being both a head coach and college recruiter at these indoor games. Looking forward to another ten years of high-level indoor hockey for young adults to compete at!" - Susan Ciufo

JPH is pleased to announce that the following Clubs have accepted the invitation and will participate in the 2022 Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL):

Alpha FHC (Ellicott City, Md.), Central Penn FH (Dillsburg, Pa.), Freedom HKY (Annapolis, Md.), H2O (Phoenix, Md.), Oranje-Gottaloveit! (Millsboro, Del.), SPark (Severna Park, Md.), Norlanco Stix FHC (Crownsville, Md.), Warhawks FHC (Glenwood, Md.), Xcalibur FHC (Blandon, Pa.)

Central Penn FH (Dillsburg, Pa.), Freedom HKY (Annapolis, Md.), FSC (Mechanicsville, Pa.), Oranje-Gottaloveit! (Millsboro, Del.), H2O (Phoenix, Md.), High Styx FH (Kempton, Pa.), Mystx FHC (Perkasie, Pa.), Philly Hockey Club (Dublin, Pa.), South Jersey Edge (Erial, N.J.), SPark (Severna Park, Md.), Uprise FHC, (Moorestown, N.J.), Xcalibur FHC (Blandon, Pa.)

Alley Cats (Palmyra, Pa.), Central Penn FH (Dillsburg, Pa.), Freedom HKY (Annapolis, Md.), Oranje-Gottaloveit! (Millsboro, Del.), High Styx FH (Kempton, Pa.), Jersey Intensity FH (Monmouth Beach, N.J.), Mystx FHC (Perkasie, Pa.), Philly Hockey Club (Dublin, Pa.), South Jersey Edge (Erial, N.J.), SPark (Severna Park, Md.), Uprise FHC, (Moorestown, N.J.), Xcalibur FHC (Blandon, Pa.)

Spark has been involved in JPH for a very long time in both the indoor and outdoor leagues. We have found JPH to consistently provide the best field hockey events in the USA: Most professional umpiring and support staff, clarity in decision-making and event scheduling league-based competitions that facilitate player’s development.  

We firmly believe that JPH is the way forward for all regional and national events in the USA and are excited to see them expand their geographical reach.” – SPark FHC

JHP's  annual Junior Premier Indoor Tournaments (JPIT) will be held at The Miller Center in Lewisburg, Pa. The first event will be on December 18 and the second on January 22 and 23. This annual event allows clubs that are not participating in the JPIL Invitational, the opportunity to participate in one of the JPH Indoor events and take advantage of the competition and organization.

Complete details including schedules, results, team rosters, etc. can be found on our web site, juniorpremierhockey.com.

Junior Premier Hockey - people with passion for the game of hockey. A hockey experience poised to provide young athletes, umpires and technical staff with an atmosphere where they can grow their talents, skills and excitement for the game.” - Regina Sands-Corl, JPH Technical Official

JHP is pleased to announce that Dita USA has renewed their support and will continue to be the Individual Awards Sponsor, and Mercian Hockey will continue to be the Official Ball Supplier. Make sure to acknowledge and support these two Sponsors and all our other Sponsors and supporters!

If you are interested in being a Sponsor or Supporter of any of the JPH events, please contact them directly or visit their website for additional details. Regardless of how small, any support is greatly needed and appreciated!

Clubs interested in participating in any of the Junior Premier Hockey leagues (JPIL / JPOL / JPIT) should visit their website for details, or contact Rachael Bloemker or Nigel Traverso.

JHP thank all the clubs, umpires, parent judges, technical officials, umpire managers, college coaches, sponsors and supporters who have played their part in helping reach this ten-year milestone. JHP appreciates the continued support and looks forward to serving all and providing JPH events for another ten years.

“As a parent of a player, a technical officer and as a JPIL umpire, it’s a family affair with my entire JPH family! JPH has brought so many wonderful people into our lives that I consider family. Hockey is way more than just a game here at JPH!!” – Karen Uba, Parent and Umpire

Good luck to all participants and follow JHP on social media @JrPremierHockey and tag them using #JPIL.

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