9th Annual Junior Premier Indoor League to Start at End of December

Dec. 05, 2019, 11:56 a.m. (ET)

Content Courtesy of JPH

Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) is pleased to announce that the 9th annual Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL) is set to kick off on Saturday, December 28, 2019.

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

“From its inception the JPIL has provided an exceptional venue for our players to compete at a very high level on a consistent basis. Each year our players look forward to competing in the Junior Premier Indoor League. The competition format, quality of officiating and the organization of the league has made the decision for our club to continue our association with the JPIL.” - X-Calibur FHC

The 2020 JPIL will be held over six dates for each division. The U-16 and U-19 club teams will play all their dates at the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown, Pa. The U-14 division will be played at three different venues: 422 Sportsplex (Pa.), Total Turf (N.J.) and Camp Hill Sports (Camp Hill, Pa.).

U-16 & U-19 Divisions

All competition dates at 422 Sportsplex:

Saturday, December 28
Saturday, January 4
Saturday, January 11
Saturday, January 25
Saturday, January 8
Saturday, February 15 – Championships

U-14 Division

Saturday, December 28 @ Camp Hill Sports
Saturday, January 4 @ Camp Hill Sports
Saturday, January 11 @ Total Turf
Saturday, January 18 @ 422 Sportsplex
Saturday, January 25 @ Camp Hill Sports
Saturday, February 8 @ Total Turf – Championships

JPH is pleased to announce that the following clubs have accepted their invitation and will be participating in the 2020 Junior Premier Indoor League:

U-14 Division:
Central Penn FH (Dillsburg, Pa.), Chelsea Piers FHC (Stamford, Conn.), Field Hockey Club of Connecticut (Fairfield, Conn.), Freedom HKY (Annapolis, Md.), FSC (Mechanicsville, Pa.), H2O (Phoenix, Md.), High Styx FH (Bernville, Pa.), Main Line FH (Mayhem) (Wayne, Pa.), Oranje-Gottaloveit (Millsboro, Del.), PA Accelerated (Carlisle, Pa.), Philly Hockey Club (Dublin, Pa.). South Jersey Edge (Erial, N.J.), SPark (Severna Park, Md.), Uprise FHC, (Moorestown, N.J.), Warhawks FHC (Glenwood, Md.), X-Calibur FHC (Blandon, Pa.).

U-16 Division:
Central Penn FH (Dillsburg, Pa.), Freedom HKY (Annapolis, Md.), FSC (Mechanicsville, Pa.), H2O (Phoenix, Md.), 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.), Warhawks FHC (Glenwood, Md.), X-Calibur FHC (Blandon, Pa.).

U-19 Division:
Central Penn FH (Dillsburg, Pa.), Freedom HKY (Annapolis, Md.), FSC (Mechanicsville, Pa.), H2O (Phoenix, Md.), Hudson Valley (Putnam Valley, N.Y.), 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.).

“The Warhawks Field Hockey Club is looking forward to participating in another winter JPIL season. We had such a fantastic experience last winter that we have two age groups joining this season. This league is incredibly organized with competitive teams, some of the top ranked players in the country, top rated officials and a friendly support staff. The JPIL league is also a great way to help teams prepare for the National Indoor Tournament at the end of indoor season. Our U-14 team won JPIL last year and Nigel and Rachael made it very special for our players at the awards ceremony. We highly recommend this league for competitive teams and clubs.“ - Warhawks Field Hockey

In 2020, JPH will continue the Junior Premier Indoor Tournament (JPIT) after its inaugural season in 2019. The JPIT allows clubs who have yet to qualify for JPIL or are restricted by location the opportunity to participate in one of the JPH indoor events and to take advantage of the competition and organization.

This year there will be two JPIT tournaments held at The Miller Center in Lewisburg, Pa. The first event will be on December 14 and December 15, hosting eighteen teams. The second JPIT event will be held on January 25 and January 26, hosting thirty-two teams. As with all JPH's indoor events, matches are the full 40 minutes for U-14, U-16 and U-19 age divisions, making for an excellent opportunity to prepare for the National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers and National Indoor Tournament. Champions will be named for each age division at the conclusion of competition for each event.

Participating clubs across the age divisions for the 2020 JPIT:

Alpha Hockey, Bison FHC (Lewisburg, Pa.), Central Penn FH (Dillsburg, Pa.), Chelsea Piers FHC (Stamford, Conn.), High Styx FH (Bernville, Pa.), Horizon FHC (Wallingford, Pa.), Main Line FH (Mayhem) (Wayne, Pa.), PA Accelerated (Carlise, Pa.)

Complete details of the schedule, results, venues, directions and other information for all events can be found at juniorpremierhockey.com.

JPH is very pleased to announce that Dita USA has renewed their support for the next three years and will continue to be the Individual Awards Sponsor and Official Ball Supplier. JPH also would like to welcome TouchLine Video as the official and exclusive videographer of this year’s JPIL.

For the first time, all U-16 and U-19 games will be videotaped with the possibility of live streaming both Championship Games.

Please make sure to acknowledge and support these two sponsors and all other sponsors and supporters! Those interested in being a sponsor or supporter of any JPH events, can contact them directly or visit their website by clicking here.

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

We thank you for your consideration and continued support and look forward to another successful indoor season.

JPH would like to wish all participants good luckDon’t forget to follow the JPH on Social Media @JrPremierHockey and tag using #JPIL.