This is the 2016-17 North West Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 23nd season.
- 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.
|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|
|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|
note: Beaverlodge folded in December the record above is their record as of folding. Their games were removed from the final standings.
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
- Fairview Flyers vs lower seeded quarterfinal winner
- North Peace Navigators vs higher seeded quarterfinal winner
- Semifinal winners