Junior Premier Outdoor League Has Successful Opening Weekend

April 12, 2018, 12:15 p.m. (ET)

Content Courtesy of JHP

The 2018 Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) kicked-off this past weekend with more than 40 clubs representing eight regions.

The 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 across the United States whereby youth clubs and their membership have the opportunity to compete against each other on a regular basis.

The JPOL is played annually during the spring months starting in April with the championship matches held on the first or second weekend of June. Participation is open to all youth clubs in North America. Clubs will participate within their respective regions in three age divisions: U-14, U-16 and U-19. The 2018 season will take place with U-16 and U-19 divisions in Regions 1 to 8.

In 2017, JPOL welcomed clubs from Regions 1 to 4 that played in a one weekend pilot tournament. JPH is excited to announce that it will continue with a 2018 JPOL in this vast region during the weekend of June 2-3 at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. JPOL is also once again hosting a U-14 League with clubs participating from Regions 5 to 7 over six competition dates. In addition to the U-14 league, Region 8 is adding its own U-14 Division, a first for the event. In its first edition, these clubs will have a chance to compete in the Region 8 Championship weekend at the Regional Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. from June 2-3.

The following regions and clubs are participating throughout JPOL in 2018:

Region 5 (Pennsylvania)

Alley Cats – Harrisburg, Pa.
Central Penn FH – Dillsburg, Pa.
Freedom HKY – Annapolis, Md.
Horizon FHC – Drexel Hill, Pa.
Mainline FH – Philadelphia, Pa.
Mystx FHC – Perkasie, 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, N.J.
Mid Jersey Knights FHC – Highland Park, N.J.
NJ Starz – Oxford, N.J.
Omega FHC – Pittstown, N.J.
Rapid Fire Elite – Edison, N.J.
South Jersey Edge FHC – Erial, N.J.
Spirit of USA FH – Cherry Hill, N.J.
Total Dutch FH – Somerset, N.J.
Uprise FHC – Moorestown, N.J.

Region 7 (Chesapeake)

Alpha Hockey – Ellicott City, Md.
Freedom HKY – Annapolis, Md.
H2O – Middletown, De.
Jackals – Bethesda, Md.
Oranje-Gottaloveit – Millsboro,De.
Reach FHC – Elkridge, Md.
Southeast Storm – Crofton, Md.
The Gaels FHC – Severna Park, Md.
TNT FH – Cockeysville, Md.
Washington Wolves – Clarksburg, Md.

Region 8 (South)

757 FHC – Virginia Beach, Va.
Blue Ridge Titans FH – Warrenton, Va.
Carolina All Stars – Chapel Hill, N.C.
Charlotte Ambush FHC – Charlotte, N.C.
Focus FH – Williamsburg, Va.
Hawks Premier FHC – Yorktown, Va.
High Voltage FH – Fredericksburg, Va.
Metro HC – Bethesda, Md.
Rampage FH – Centerville, Va.
Saints FHC – Henrico, Va.
TCOYO FH – Virginia Beach, Va.
Typhoon Elite FH – Fredericksburg, Va.
Undertow FHC – Richmond, Va.

U14 Division

Central Penn FH – Dillsburg, Pa.
Freedom HKY – Annapolis, Md.
Horizon FHC – Drexel Hill, Pa.
Jersey Intensity FH – Monmouth Beach, N.J.
Main Line FH – Wayne, Pa.
Mystx FHC – Perkasie, Pa.
NJ Starz – Oxford, N.J.
NXT FH – Philadelphia, Pa.
Oranje-Gottaloveit! – Millsboro, De.
South Jersey Edge – Erial, N.J.
Spirit of USA FH – Cherry Hill, N.J.
Total Dutch FH – Somerset, N.J.
Uprise FHC – Moorestown, N.J.
Viper FHC – Limerick, Pa.
Xcalibur FHC – Elverson, Pa.

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

ADK – Round Lake, N.Y.
Hudson Valley – Putnam Valley, N.Y.
Maine Styx FH – Portland, Maine
Patriot FH – Norfolk, Mass.
Strong Island FH – Farmingville, N.Y.
WNY Whalers – Williamsville, N.Y.

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 Regional Club Championships, National Club Championship, National Hockey Festival and any and all domestic and international competition.

Title sponsor World Camp USA & SportEuroTour is in their final year of a three-year sponsorship and JPH hopes all will support them in any way you can. If your club is interested in participating in the JPOL in the future, or need additional information about this year’s event, you can contact them by clicking here.

You can follow the JPOL on Twitter at @JrPremierHockey and the hashtag #JPOL2018

Good luck to all participants and clubs!