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This is the 2016-17 Prince Edward Island Junior C Hockey League season. This was the league's 7th season under this name 25th season overall.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • At the year end meeting held in April 2016, the league announced that it approved the return of a team to be based in Summerside (Summerside Crunch).  At the same meeting the other six teams all announced their intention to return.  The Summerside team stated their intent to play at the Plex at Slemon Park.  The league also stated it had several other applications that they were holding off taking action on until a later meeting.  As of September 11th the league had not posted a schedule or announced any further action on any other new members.  The Crunch would not be able to take to the ice for the 2016-17 season.
  • The Downeast Sabres were renamed the Belfast Sabres
  • The Morell Flyers announced they were folding on January 2, 2017.  The league revised its' schedule so that each team will play 26 games.  The first home and away game against Morell count in the standings.  The league deleted any other games beyond that for Morell and their opponents. The team ended up with an official record of 3-8-1 with 50 goals scored and 98 allowed.  The playoff format was modified to the following: quarterfinals best of five with 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5 with 1 and 2 receiving byes, the semifinals best of five and the final best of 7.
  • In the spring it was reported that the Summerside Crunch would be rejoining the league for the 2017-18 season.

TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena
Belfast Sabres Belfast Belfast Recreation Centre
Morell Flyers Morell Morell Community Rink
North River Flames Cornwall APM Centre
Sherwood Metros Sherwood Cody Banks Arena
South Side Lynx Crapaud South Shore Actiplex
Summerside Crunch Summerside The Plex
Tignish Aces Tignish Tignish Centennial Arena

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
South Side Lynx 26 20 6 0 150 96 40
Sherwood Metros 26 16 7 3 147 102 35
Belfast Sabres 26 15 9 2 167 115 32
North River Flames 26 15 10 1 125 100 31
Tignish Aces 26 13 12 1 140 124 27
Summerside Crunch 26 2 24 0 66 210 4
Morrell Flyers (fold-record deleted) 12 3 8 1 50 98 7

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The top six teams qualify for the playoffs with the top two seeds earning byes to the semifinals.  The third place team plays the sixth place team and the fourth place team plays the fifth place team in the best of five quarterfinals.  The lower placed quarterfinal winner plays the first place team and the higher placed quarterfinals winner plays the second place team.  The semifinal winners meet in the best of seven final.  The league champion advances to the 2017 Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championships.

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

2017 PEIJHL champs Southside Lynx

2017 PEIJHL champs Southside Lynx

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