This is the 2016-17 United States Premier Hockey League Premier Division season. This is the league's fourth season.
On October 6, 2016 the USPHL announced the formation of a Tuition Free Division for the 2017-18 season. The announcement indicated that it would include 11 teams for the first season. Eight of the the current Premier Division teams are listed as being part of the new division however, it was stated that these will be additional teams for each of the organizations involved and would not affect the present line up of teams in the Premier Division. All of the members except the Okanagan European Eagles, Philadelphia Flyers Elite and the Springfield Pics were indicated as being included in the new division.
- The Portland Jr. Pirates and Rochester Jr. Americans are no longer in the Premier division. However, Portland has a team in the Elite Division and the Jr. Americans were replaced by the Rochester Monarchs in the Elite Division
- On December 22, 2016 the USPHL announced that the Boston Bandits, Connecticut Nighthawks, Hartford Jr. Wolfpack, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, New Jersey Rockets, and Northern Cyclones organizations are leaving the Eastern Hockey League and joining the United States Premier Hockey League for the 2017-18 season. This moved would bring six premier level and five elit junior teams. The 16U, 18U and youth porgrams of these organizations would also be involved in this move. The Boston Bandits, New Jersey Rockets, and Northern Cyclones would be also be part of the National Collegiate Development Conference when it commences play for the 2017-18 season.
To be added upon completion of the regular season.