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2016-17 NWJHL Season

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This is the 2016-17 North West Junior Hockey League season.  This is the league's 23nd season.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • The Beaverlodge Blades annouced they were ceasing operations in early December.  The team played their last game on December 4th and forfeited games on December 9th and 10th prior to folding.  The team ended their season with a 1-21-0 record along with 41 goals for and 215 goals allowed including the two forfeits.

TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena
Beaverlodge Blades Beaverlodge Beaverlodge Arena
Dawson Creek Canucks Dawson Creek Dawson Creek Memorial Arena
Fairview Flyers Fairview, Alberta Fairview Arena
Fort St. John Huskies Fort St. John North Peace Arena
Grande Prairie Kings Grande Prairie Coca-Cola Centre
North Peace Navigators Peace River Baytex Enery Centre
Sexsmith Vipers Sexsmith Sexsmith Arena

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Fairview Flyers 30 21 9 0 120 83 42
North Peace Navigators 30 18 11 1 106 104 37
Fort St. John Huskies 30 17 10 3 103 88 37
Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks 30 16 13 1 133 127 33
Grande Prairie Kings 30 13 13 4 104 105 30
Sexsmith Vipers 30 5 23 2 87 146 12
Beaverlodge Blades 22 1 21 0 41 215 2

note: Beaverlodge folded in December the record above is their record as of folding.  Their games were removed from the final standings.

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

All six remaining teams qualify with the first and second place teams earning a bye into the semifinal round. The quarterfinal round is best-of-five.  The semifinal and final rounds are best-of-seven.  The playoff champion and finalist will advance to the 2017 Russ Barnes Trophy which will be hosted by the St. Paul Canadiens in St. Paul, Alberta.  The winner of that tournament will advance to the 2017 Keystone Cup which is being held in Arborg, Manitoba

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

  • Semifinal winners

Both finalist advance to the 2017 Russ Barnes Trophy tournament being held in St. Paul, Alberta.

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