This is the 2016-17 North Central Hockey League season. This is the league's 60th season.
- The McCreary Mustangs and the Shoal Lake Eagles do not return after taking a leave of absence from the league for the 2015-16 season.
- The Minnedosa Bombers also do not return after taking a leave of absence to join the Tiger Hills Hockey League for the 2015-16 season.
- The Kenton Cougars were granted a one year leave of absence by the league after they announced that they may relocate to Rivers, Manitoba due to most of the players being located near that town and the management and coaching staff from the previous year not returning. However, a team from Rivers was added to the league for 2016-17
- The Foxwarren Falcons return to the league after a two year leave from the league
- A yet to be named team from Swan River, Manitoba was added to the league
(will be updated upon confirmation of teams for the season)
To be added upon completion of the regular season
To be determined