This is the 2017-18 Federal Hockey League season. This is the league's 8th season.
- On August 19, 2016 the league announced an expansion team to be based out of the Lawrence Joel Coliseum Annex to begin play with the 2017-18 season. The team was later announced to be named the Carolina Thunderbirds
- On May 17, 2017 the league website announced that the Berlin River Drivers had ceased operations due to increased overhead costs and lack of season ticket sales.
- On July 19, 2017 the St. Clair Shores Fighting Saints announced they were relocating to Kingsville, Ontario and would be renamed the North Shore Knights. The team is planning on playing 15 of 24 home games at the Kingsville Arena Complex and the remaining 9 games split between Gravenhurst, Ontario, South River, Ontario, and Temiscaming, Quebec. All four of which are also home to Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League teams.
- On August 2, 2017 the owner of the Danbury Titans, Bruce Bennett announced that due to workers' compensation insurance cost he could not return to team to the ice for the 2017-18 season.
|Carolina Thunderbirds||2016||LJVM Coliseum Annex||4,000||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Cornwall Nationals||2016||Cornwall Civic Complex||5,000||Cornwall, Ontario|
|Danville Dashers||2011||David S. Palmer Arena||2,350||Danville, Illinois|
|North Shore Knights||2016||Kingsville Arena Complex||1,000||Kingsville, Ontario|
|Port Huron Prowlers||2015||McMorran Place||3,400||Port Huron, Michigan|
|Watertown Wolves||2014||Watertown Municipal Arena||2,000||Watertown, New York|
To be added upon completion of the regular season.