This is the 2016-17 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Women's hockey season.
On June 14, 2016; the conference announced that they were adding the women's programs for the Aurora Spartans and Northland Lumberjills to match the men's programs and that Trine University would be added to the conference in men's and women's ice hockey when they begin Division III play. All four teams will join conference play for the 2017-18 season
To be added upon completion of the regular season
Slaats Cup Playoffs (Conference Tournament)Edit
The top four seeds qualify for the conference tournament. The #1 seed hosts the #4 seed and #2 host #3 the weekend of February 26 to 28 in a best-of-three semifinal series (2 games with a mini-game if series is tied at 2 points each. The semifinal winners meet either March 5th or 6th at the higher seeds rink for the conference championship. The winner is awarded the Slaats Cup and advances to the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Tournament.