This is the 2016-17 Chinook Hockey League season. This is the league's 48th season.
For the third straight season the league is having a pre-season classic. It is being hosted by the Innisfail Eagles who also hosted the previous two year's event. The event is scheduled for Sepetember 30, October 1st and 2nd at the Twin Arenas in Innisfail.
- The Bentley Generals relocated to Lacombe, Alberta and are renamed the Lacombe Generals. However, due to extensive renovations at the arena in Lacombe they are spending the first two plus months playing road games until the facility is ready in early December.
- After joining the league and then withdrawing prior to the 2015-16 season, the Rosetown Red Wings join the league for the regular season only. The team will be Saskatchewan's representative at the Rathgaber Cup against the Manitoba champion for the Western Region spot in the 2017 Allan Cup
To be added upon completion of the regular season
The four Alberta based teams will compete in two best-of-seven rounds to determine the league champion which doubles as the provincial AAA championship. The playoff champion earns a spot in the McKenzie Cup against the British Columbia champion for the region's spot in the 2017 Allan Cup being held in Bouctouche, New Brunswick.