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.

Membership changesEdit

  • 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.


Team Centre Arena
Nipigon Elks Nipigon Nippigon Community Centre
Schreiber Falcons Schreiber Schreiber Community Centre
Thunder Bay Kings AAA Thunder Bay Fort William First Nations Arena
Thunder Bay Northern Hawks Thunder Bay Thunder Bay Tournament Centre
Thunder Bay Stars Thunder Bay Thunder Bay Tournament Centre


Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
Thunder Bay Kings AAA 22 21 1 0 168 42 42
Thunder Bay Northern Hawks 29 17 7 5 176 100 39
Nipigon Elks 30 16 9 5 162 124 37
Thunder Bay Stars 29 4 21 4 112 221 12
Schreiber Falcons 30 3 23 4 78 209 10



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.



2017 LJHL champs Nipigon Elks

2017 LJHL champs Nipigon Elks