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This is the 2016-17 Federal Hockey League season. This is the league's 7th season.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • The Watertown Wolves return to the league after being forced to sit out the 2015-16 season due to extensive renovations at the Watertown Municipal Arena and being unable to find a suitable facility to be able to use within 40 miles of Watertown.
  • On May 1, 2016 the league announce the addition of a team based in St. Clair Shores, Michigan to play out of the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena.  The team later announced they would be named the St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints.
  • The Dayton Demolition fold when a new ownership group is unable to get organized in time to be able to play for the 2016-17 season and being unable to secure an arena with dates for the season.  The organization had been taken over operations of the team when the ownership group was terminated on January 17, 2016.
  • The Brewster Bulldogs owner Bruce Bennett announced the team was suspending operations for the 2016-17 season due to the strain caused by running two organizations at this level. He stated the team may be back for 2017-18 after having talks with the Brewster Ice Arena and an unnamed gentleman.
  • On August 19, 2016 the league announced an expansion team to be based out of the Lawrence Joel Coliseum Annex to begin play with the 2017-18 season. The team was later announced to be named the Carolina Thunderbirds
  • On September 16, 2016 the league announced another expansion team to be based out of the Ed Lumley Arena in Cornwall, Ontario.  The team announced that they would be called the Cornwall Nationals.  The team wil start play with the 2016-17 season.
  • On May 17, 2017 the league website announced that the Berlin River Drivers had ceased operations due to increased overhead costs and lack of season ticket sales.

Teams for 2016-17 seasonEdit

The league has seven teams based in the northeast and upper Midwest portions of the United States playing for the 2016-17 season.


Team Founded Home arena Capacity City
Berlin River Drivers 2015 Notre Dame Arena 1,680 Berlin, New Hampshire
Cornwall Nationals 2016 Cornwall Civic Complex 5,000 Cornwall, Ontario
Danbury Titans 2015 Danbury Ice Arena 3,005 Danbury, Connecticut
Danville Dashers 2011 David S. Palmer Arena 2,350 Danville, Illinois
Port Huron Prowlers 2015 McMorran Place 3,400 Port Huron, Michigan
St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints 2016 St Clair Shores Civic Arena 1,000 St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Watertown Wolves 2014 Watertown Municipal Arena 2,000 Watertown, New York

2017-18 ExpansionEdit

Team Founded Home arena Capacity City
Carolina Thunderbirds 2016 LJVM Coliseum Annex 4,000 Winston-Salem, North Carolina

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L OW OL GF GA Pts  %
Danville Dashers 56 39 9 4 4 229 121 129 .768
Berlin River Drivers 56 28 21 3 4 236 195 94 .560
Danbury Titans 56 26 22 7 1 206 182 93 .554
Watertown Wolves 56 27 23 2 4 192 176 89 .530
Port Huron Prowlers 56 23 21 3 9 224 213 84 .500
Cornwall Nationals 57 16 34 4 3 202 265 59 .345
St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints 55 11 40 3 1 142 260 40 .242

Commissioner's Cup PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The top four teams qualify for the playoffs.  The first place team plays the fourth place team and the second place team plays the third place team in the best of three semifinals and the semifinal winners meet in the best of five final.

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

2017 FHL champs Danville Dashers

2017 FHL champs Danville Dashers

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