This is the 2016-17 College Hockey America season. This is the league's 15th season.
|Lindenwood University Lady Lions||St. Charles, MO||Lindenwood Ice Arena|
|Mercyhurst Lakers||Erie, PA||Mercyhurst Ice Center|
|Penn State University Nittany Lions||University Park, PA||Pegula Ice Arena|
|Rochester Inst. Of Tech. Tigers||Henrietta, NY||Gene Polisseni Center|
|Robert Morris University Colonials||Moon Township, PA||84 Lumber Arena|
|Syracuse Orange||Syracuse, NY||Tennity Ice Skating Pavillon|
to be added upon completion of the regular season
All teams qualify. The top two seeds earn a bye to the semifinals. The third place team host the sixth place team and the fourth place team host the fifth place team in a best-of-three playoff series . The semifinals and final are one game sudden death. The conference tournament champion earns the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Tournament.