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This is the 2016-17 Heritage Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 30th season.
- The Medicine Hat Cubs were forced to cease operations in mid-January of 2016 for the balance of the season due to a lack of players. The league had stated in a press release after the announcement that they were expecting the team to attend the league annual general meeting in May with a plan in place to be able to restart the team for the 2016-17 season. The team is back in the league for the 2016-17 season.
Current Teams (2016-17)Edit
The HJHL has 2 divisions for the 2016-2017 season.
To be added upon completion of the regular season.
The top six teams in each divison qualify for the playoffs. The top two seeds earm a bye into the division semifinals. The 3rd place team plays the 6th place team and the 4th place team plays the 5th place team in a best-of-three qualifying round. The teams are re-seeded for the best-of-seven divison semifinal round. The division semifinal winners meet in the best-of-seven division final round. The divison winners meet in the best-of-seven league championship series. For overtime play the league uses one ten minute overtime period folllowed by 20 minute overtime periods.
As one of the largest Junior B leagues in Alberta, both the league champion, and the losing finalist qualify for the Alberta Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship. The winner of this tournament earns the right to compete for the Western Canadian Junior "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup.