This is the 2016-17 New England Small College Athletic Conference Women's hockey season.
|Amherst Lord Jeffs||Amherst, MA||Orr Rink|
|Middlebury Panthers||Middlebury, VT||Chip Kenyon '85 Arena|
|Hamilton Continentals||Clinton, NY||Russell Sage Rink|
|Williams Ephs||Williamstown, MA||Lansing Chapman Rink|
|Bowdoin Polar Bears||Brunswick, ME||Sidney J. Watson Arena|
|Colby Mules||Waterville, ME||Alfond Rink|
|Wesleyan Cardinals||Middletown, CT||Spurrier-Snyder Rink|
|Connecticut College Camels||New London, CT||Dayton Arena|
|Trinity (CT) Bantams||Hartford, CT||Koeppel Community Sports Center|
To be added upon completion of the regular season
The tournament is single elimination format. The top 8 teams qualify for the tournament. The quarterfinal round matches up 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5. The teams are re-seeded for the semifinals with the top seed playing the bottom seed and the other two teams pairing off. The semifinal winners meet for the conference championship and the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Tournament.