This is the 2016-17 Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League season. This was the league's 18th season. The league appears to have formally renamed itself the Nova Scotia Regional Junior Hockey League, although no formal announcement appears on the league website.
- The Amherst Colts are replaced by the Truro based Cumberland-Colchester Colts who play out of the Colchester Legion Stadium in Truro which was the home of the Fundy Rhinos who folded after the 2014-15 season.
- The Halifax Regional Municipality based Eastern Shore Thunder are added as an expansion team. They will play out of the Centennial Arena in Halifax.
- The Avon River Rats and the Barrington Ice Dogs do not return after sitting out the 2015-16 season.
|Avon River Rats||Windsor||Hants Exhibition Arena||join league in 2007|
|Bedford Wolverines||Bedford, Nova Scotia||Lebrun Centre||2015 expansion team|
|Cumberland-Colchester Colts||Truro||Colchester Legion Stadium||relocated/revived Amherst team 2016|
|Eastern Shore Thunder||Halifax||Centennial Arena||2016 expansion team|
|Metro Jaguars||Dartmouth||Dartmouth Sportsplex||2015 expansion team|
|Spryfield Attack||Spryfield (HRM)||Spryfield Lions Rink||formerly known as Spryfield Silver and Black Attack 2011-14|
To be added upon completion of the regular season.
Format to be determined
The playoff champion will advance to the 2017 Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championships.