This is the 2016-17 Colonial Hockey Conference Women's hockey season. This is the conference's second season.
- On July 5, 2016 the conference announced that the Nichols Bison will be joining the league for the 2017-18 season. The team had been part of the New England Hockey Conference.
- In the September 2016 the future of Daniel Webster College as a whole and not just the athletic program is in doubt as the Nashua, New Hampshire based school is on land owned by ITT Technical Institute who filed for bankrupcy protection after the United States government cracked down on the school. The school or property may end up becoming part of Southern New Hampshire University as they made a bid on the campus.
|Becker Hawks||Worcester, MA||New England Sports Center (Marlborough)|
|Daniel Webster Eagles||Nashua, NH||Conway Arena|
|Endicott Gulls||Beverly, MA||Raymond J Bourque Arena|
|Johnson & Wales Wildcats||Providence, RI||Blackstone Valley Sports Center|
|Morrisville Mustangs||Morrisville, NY||Morrisville State IcePlex|
|Salem State Vikings||Salem, MA||Rockett Arena|
|Stevenson Mustangs||Owings Mills, MD||Reisterstown Sportsplex|
|SUNY Canton Kanaroos||Canton, NY||SUNY Canton Athletic and Recreation Center|
To be added upon completion of the regular season
The top six teams qualify for the conference tournament. The top two seeds earn a bye to the semifinals. The quarterfinals will match up #3 hosting #6 and #4 hosting #5 on February 27th.
The semifinals will have the top seed hosting the lower seeded quarterfinal winner and the second seed hosting the higher seeded quarterfinal winner on March 5th. The higher seeded semifinal final winner will host the lower seeded semifinal winner on March 6th. The winner of the tournament does not earn an automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Tournament. The conference will not earn an automatic bid untio the 2017-18 season