This is the 2016-17 Lakehead Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's first season under this name and 24th season overall. The league was previously known as the Thunder Bay Junior B Hockey League prior to this season.
- The Smooth Rock Falls Thunder who withdrew just prior to the start of the 2015-16 regular season don't return
- The Thunder Bay Wildcats who withdrew on November 4, 2015 don't return
- The Thunder Bay Stars were sold during the spring of 2017 and will be renamed the Thunder Bay Fighting Walleye for the 2017-18 season.
|Thunder Bay Kings AAA||22||21||1||0||168||42||42|
|Thunder Bay Northern Hawks||29||17||7||5||176||100||39|
|Thunder Bay Stars||29||4||21||4||112||221||12|
The Thunder Bay AAA Kings are not involved in the playoffs as they are a lower level team. The four remaining teams qualify for the playoffs. The playoff champion advances to the 2017 Keystone Cup.
- Thunder Bay Northern Hawks defeated Schreiber Falcons 4 games to none
- Nipigon Elks defeated Thunder Bay Stars 3 games to 1; series conceded prior to game five