This is the 2016-17 Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference Men's hockey season.
- In October 2016 the Worcester State Lancers announced they would be moving to the Worcester Sports Center when it opens for the 2017-18 season. This will give the program a permanent home closer to campus and a dedicated facility for practice and games.
|Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference||Overall Record|
|Plymouth State Panthers||18||16||1||1||80||32||33||27||19||6||2||113||62|
|Salem State Vikings||18||12||4||2||69||49||26||28||15||10||3||88||91|
|Fitchburg State Falcons||18||7||10||1||52||58||15||27||11||15||1||76||98|
|Worcester State Lancers||18||6||10||2||48||53||14||26||9||14||3||70||76|
|Westfield State Owls||18||6||12||0||56||64||12||26||11||15||0||83||77|
|Framingham State Rams||18||1||17||0||26||90||2||25||2||23||0||45||132|
The top six teams qualify for the single elimination tournament. The top two seeds get a bye to the semifinal round. The 3rd seed plays the 6th seed and the 4th seed plays the 5th seed in the quarterfinal round. The top seed plays the lower seeded quarterfinal winner and the second seed plays the higher seeded quarterfinal round winner. The semifinal winners meet for the conference championship and the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.
- Westfield State Owls defeated Mass-Dartmouth Corsairs 3-0
- Fitchburg State Falcons defeated Worcester State Lancers 5-2
- Plymouth State Panthers defeated Fitchburg State Falcons 7-1
- Salem State Vikings defeated Westfield State Owls 1-0