This is the 2016-17 Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League season.  This is the league's first season.

The league was announced as starting play for the 2016-17 playing season under the sanction of the Amateur Athletic Union's United Hockey Union which was announced on June 6, 2016.

The league announced plans for a showcase event to be held December 13-15, 2016 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  The

On September 16, 2016 the CPJHL issued a press release stating that the Akwesasne Chiefs and Coldwater Falcons operations were ceased by the league. The reason cited was that neither team had not recruited weel enough to put a competitive team on the ice that would not jeopardize the quality of play or the safety of the players.

The operations of the Burk's Falls Bruins was suspended by the league in late September 2016.

During March 2017, the league announced an expansion team based out of the Coldwater & District Community Centre in Coldwater, Ontario that will be known as the Coldwater Ice Wolves The Norwood Nemesis announced they were moving to Cobourg, Ontario and being renamed the Cobourg Galaxy. The team is scheduled to be based out of the Cobourg Community Centre. The league also revoked the membership of the Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters and the O-town Rebels for unspecified reasons.


East Division Location Arena
Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters Almonte, Ontario Almonte Community Centre
Glengarry Highlanders Maxville, Ontario Maxville Arena
Norwood Nemesis Asphodel-Norwood, Ontario Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre
O-town Rebels Ottawa, Ontario Minto Skating Centre
West Division Location Arena
Essa Stallions Essa, Ontario (Angus) Angus Recreation Centre
Grey Highlands Hawks Markdale, Ontario Centre Grey Recreation Complex
Muskoka Wild Port Carling, Ontario Port Carling Arena
Seaforth Generals Seaforth, Ontario Seaforth & District Community Centre


East DivisionEdit

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters 45 34 8 1 2 206 94 71
Glengarry Highlanders 48 23 19 1 5 192 177 52
O-town Rebels 44 23 19 0 2 170 153 48
Norwood Nemesis 47 7 37 2 1 89 247 17

West DivisionEdit

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Muskoka Wild 48 35 7 3 3 197 110 76
Essa Stallions 48 29 13 1 5 204 138 64
Grey Highlands Hawks 48 29 18 1 0 216 149 59
Seaforth Generals 48 3 44 1 0 96 298 7

Link to league standings



All eight teams qualify for the playoffs. The teams are seeded one through eight with 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5 paired off in the two game total goal quarterfinals.  If the teams are tied after the end of the second game a five minute sudden death overtime followed by a shootout if needed will be used to break the tie.  The second round will be a round robin with the top two teams advancing to the championship game.


Semfinal Round RobinEdit


2017 CPJHL champs Almonte Jr Sharpshooters

2017 CPJHL champs Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters

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