This is the 2016-17 New Brunswick Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 5th season under this name and 8th season overall. The league is a mixed level Junior B and Junior C league as the league came about as the result of the collapse of the New Brunswick Junior C Hockey League in 2011. That league's remaining team, the Hampton Hurricanes moved up to play in the then New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League. Three additional Junior C level team wanted to join the league for the 2012-13 season and the league was subsequently renamed. With the present set up of the league; the Junior B champion advances to the Don Johnson Memorial Cup and the Junior C champion advances to the Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship.
The league plays a limited interlocking schedule with the 4 teams in the Island Junior Hockey League. The teams play one home and one road game against the teams in the other league. These games count in both league's standings
|Fredericton Caps||2012||B||Fredericton||Willie O'Ree Place|
|Grand Lake Moose||2006||C||Minto||Minto Arena|
|Cap-Pele Predators||2012||B||Cap-Pelé||Cap-Pelé Arena|
|Kent Koyotes||2013||B||Cocagne||Cocagne Arena|
|Moncton Vito's||2008||B||Moncton||Superior Propane Centre|
|Southern Sting||unknown||C||Quispamsis|| Quispamsis QPlex, |
Lord Beaverbrook Rink
|Sunny Corner Thunder||2014||C||Sunny Corner||Sunny Corner Arena|
|Tri-County River Cats||2009||C||Fredericton Junction||Tri-County Complex|
|Western Valley Panthers||2012||C||Hartland||Hartland Arena|
|Kensington Vipers (PEI)||8||4||0||1||3||33||26||12|
|Sherwood Metros (PEI)||8||2||5||0||1||28||38||5|
|Western Red Wings (PEI)||8||2||6||0||0||28||38||4|
|Montague Maniacs (PEI)||8||0||8||0||0||18||38||0|
note: These may not be final standings; two games (Cap-Pele @ Moncton 2/9 and Fredericton @ Moncton 2/16) were cancelled due to snowstorms, standings will be updated if needed. The playoff matchups are set as the only change could be second and third place and they would play each other in the semifinals anyway.
|Western Valley Panthers||24||17||6||1||0||135||93||35|
|Grand Lake Moose||24||14||8||2||0||133||113||30|
|Tri-County River Cats||24||9||12||1||2||109||134||21|
|Sunny Corner Thunder||24||4||18||1||1||99||160||10|
All four teams qualify for the playoffs. The playoff champion (or runner up if the Fredericton Caps win the playoffs) advances to the 2017 Don Johnson Memorial Cup which is being held in Fredericton, New Brunswick and being hosted by the Fredericton Caps.
- Semifinal winners
the top four teams qualify for the playoffs. Both rounds are best-of-seven. The league playoff champion advances to the 2017 Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championships.
- Semifinal winners