The Midwest Jr. Blackbirds are a hockey club based 35 miles southwest of Chicago. Our Dyer, Indiana location serves as the home base for the team as they compete in the U.S Premier Hockey League (USPHL). Our amenity-rich facility allows us to prioritize player growth and development, in hopes that they maximize their potential and have the opportunity to play at the next level.
The USPHL is the Nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league. Comprised of 170 teams, the league has had hundreds of players go on to play collegiate hockey, and more moving on to other advanced levels of the game. Unlike any other league, the USPHL allows players to advance from the mite level to the junior hockey ranks without ever having to switch organizations. With the primary goal for each player to move on and play at the next level, player development is an unmitigated focal point for hockey clubs in this league. The Jr. Blackbirds compete in the Midwest East Region of the Premier Division, where they will face off against various teams around the midwest.
We are a diverse group of people with a passionate love for hockey and the virtues the sport invariably teaches. We are focused on respect between teammates and opponents, carrying ourselves with grace throughout our local communities. We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and confident enough to face the challenges of tomorrow.