This is the 2016-17 Central Interior Hockey League season. This is the league's 21st season.
- The Lac La Hache Tomahawks do not return
|Kitimat Ice Demons||Kitimat||Tamitikk Arena|
|Quesnel Kangaroos||Quesnel||Quesnel Arena|
|Williams Lake Stampeders||Williams Lake||Cariboo Memorial Complex|
|Prince Rupert Rampage||Prince Rupert||Jim Ciccione Civic Centre|
|Smithers Steelheads||Smithers||Smithers Civic Centre|
|Terrace River Kings||Terrace||Terrace Ice Arena|
To be added upon completion of the regular season
All teams qualify. The first place team in each divsion receives a bye to the division final. The 2nd place team plays the 3rd place team in the division semifinal. The first place team plays the division semifinal winner in the division final. The division winners qualifies for the league final. The playoff champion directly advances to the 2017 Coy Cup. The runner-up advances to at-large qualifying for the Coy Cup tournament.