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.
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.
Overall Records to be added upon completion of NCAA tournament
|Western Collegiate Hockey Association||Overall Record|
|Minnesota Golden Gophers||28||16||3||4||5||88||46||65|
|North Dakota Fighting Hawks||28||8||3||12||5||62||57||41|
|Ohio State Buckeyes||28||5||2||16||5||40||73||28|
|St. Cloud State Huskies||28||5||2||18||3||43||82||26|
|Bemidji State Beavers||28||6||1||18||3||49||80||25|
|Minnesota State Mavericks||28||3||1||21||3||33||98||14|
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. Thetournament champion earns the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey Tournament.
- Wisconsin Badgers defeated Minnesota State Mavericks 2 games to none
- Minnesota Golden Gophers defeated Bemidji State Beavers 2 games to 1
- Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs defeated St. Cloud State Huskies 2 games to none
- North Dakota Fighting Hawks defeated Ohio State Buckeyes 2 games to 1
- Wisconsin Badgers defeated North Dakota Fighting Hawks 2-1
- Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs defeated Minnesota Golden Gophers 2-1 (2ot)