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2016-17 NCPHL Season

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This is the 2016-17 National College Prospects Hockey League season. This is the league's first season.

Team changesEdit

Leading up to the start-up of league play a team based out of Cheektowaga, New York named the Buffalo Hornets was replaced by the Niagara Falls, New York based New York Sharks and the Bakerstown, Pennsylvania based Pittsburgh Royal Travelers disbanded and were replaced by the Almonte, Ontario based Ottawa Sharpshooters, who are the U-18 developmental team for the Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters of the Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League, which also starts play with the 2016-17 season.

The Lake Erie Warriors ran into strong media attention for a logo that was considered by some to be racially insensitive.  In late July, the team would change its nickname to the Gulls and then a day later change the name to the Lake Erie Eagles. The House O'Hockey Mallers were renamed the Blyth Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets on August 29th.

The New York Sharks relocated in early Septermber to Rexdale, Ontario and were renamed the Mississauga Bruins.

The Blyth Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets and  Niagara Red Cats were quietly dropped by the league in early October 2016


Team Town Arena
Lake Erie Eagles Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Insurance Arena
Mississauga Bruins Rexdale, Ontario Westwood Arena
Ottawa Sharpshooters (U-18) Almonte, Ontario Almonte Community Centre
Pittsburgh Kings Connellsville, Pennsylvania The Ice Mine
Rochester Rebels Rochester, New York Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex
Toronto Stealth Burlington, Ontario Wave Twin Rinks

Former TeamsEdit

Team Town Arena Fate
Buffalo Hornets Cheektowaga, New York Holiday Rinks become New York Sharks
House O'Hockey Mallers Kittanning, Pennsylvania Belmont Arena become Blyth Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets
Lake Erie Warriors Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Insurance Arena renamed Eagles after team logo caused a media response
New York Sharks Niagara Falls, New York Hyde Park Pavillion organization transferred to Rexdale (Mississauga) September 2016
Niagara Red Cats Lockport, New York Cornerstone Ice Arena quietly dropped by league October 2016
Pittsburgh Royal Travelers Bakerstown, Pennsylvania Airport Ice Arena disbanded and replaced in league by Ottawa team
Blyth Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets Kittanning, Pennsylvania Belmont Arena quietly dropped by league October 2016


To be added upon completion of the regular season

link to league standings page

Frosty Four PlayoffsEdit


As of the start of the season the top six teams will qualify for the playoffs.


Best-of-three March 11-13, 2017

  • Seed 3 vs Seed 6
  • Seed 4 vs Seed 5


Single Elimination March 17, 2017

  • Seed 1 vs lower seeded quarterfinal winner
  • Seed 2 vs higher seeded quarterfinal winner


Single Elimination March 18, 2017

  • Semfinal winners

The Frosty Four champion are scheduled to advance to a single game event to be called the NCPHL-CPJHL-AAU Junior Hockey Challenge Cup which is scheduled to be held March 25, 2017.

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