This is the 2016-17 Western Collegiate Hockey Association Women's season. This is the league's 18th season.
In July, the conference announced that Katie Million was named a vice-president of the WCHA and Women's League Commissioner. She was previously an executive with the New Yorks State Olympic Regional Development Authority.
|Bemidji State Beavers||Bemidji, MN||Sanford Center|
|Minnesota Golden Gophers||Minneapolis, MN||Ridder Arena|
|Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs||Duluth, MN||AMSOIL Arena|
|Minnesota State Mavericks||Mankato, MN||All Seasons Arena|
|North Dakota Fighting Hawks||Grand Forks, ND||Ralph Engelstad Arena|
|Ohio State Buckeyes||Columbus, OH||OSU Ice Rink|
|St. Cloud State Huskies||St. Cloud MN||Herb Brooks National Hockey Center|
|Wisconsin Badgers||Madison, WI||La Bahn Arena|
Teams are awarded 3 points for a regulation or overtime win and 1 point for an overtime tie. If the game is tied after the five minute overtime period the game goes to a three round shootout. The shoot out winning team is awarded an extra point in the standings.
Standings to be added upon completion of regular season
All 8 teams qualify for the conference tournament. The quarterfinal round is held February 26th to 28th. The quarterfinals are best-of-three at the higher seeded team. The semifinals and finals known as the 2017 WCHA Final Face-Off.