This is the 2016-17 Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's second season after delaying the start of league play from 2014-15 to 2015-16.
The league would lose the now former Breckenridge Bucks to the Western States Hockey League. The Bucks would later relocate to Vail, Colorado and be renamed the Vail Powder Hounds prior to playing in the WSHL. Prior to the Bucks moving the RMJHL added a new team to be based out of the same arena as the Bucks that would be named the Breckenridge Bears.
The Glacier Yetis were told by the league Board of Directors on September 9th that they would be placed into dormancy for the 2016-17 season as the team was struggling to field players. The release announcing the move also stated that the organization could file for reinstatement for 2017-18 with an updated business plan and budget in place.
After pushing back the first few games for the Breckenridge Bears, the team was quietly removed from the league schedule late in September after the coach had quit and the owner was unavailable to take over as he was coaching an other team that he owned in the league.
|Glacier Yetis||Grand Junction, Colorado||Glacier Ice Arena||2015|
Dropped after Schedule postedEdit
|Breckenridge Bears||Breckenridge, Colorado||Stephen C West Ice Arena||2016|
To be added upon completion of the regular season
The top four teams in the final standings will compete in a best-of-three semi-final playoff series. The finals, also a best-of-three series, are scheduled for March 17-19 (subject to change as this was planned before league went down to five teams).