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This is the 2017-18 Federal Hockey League season. This is the league's 8th season.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • 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.
  • On February 20, 2018 the Cornwall Nationals announced they were folding. The balance of the team's home games became forfeit wins for the opponents The team was replaced by the "Northern Federals" road team to fill out the remaining 5 road games on the schedule.
  • Over the course of the season, the North Shore Knights had multiple head coaches in Jiri Micka and Stephen Esau. By December 2017, the Knights would forfeit or attempt to reschedule most of their home games before the team would forfeit all remaining home games after February 11. At the end of March, the Knights released all players and staff. The team would not participate in the league playoffs.

MembersEdit

Team Founded Home arena Capacity City
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

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L OW OL GF GA Pts  %
Port Huron Prowlers 53 41 7 3 2 246 131 131 .824
Watertown Wolves 52 29 12 6 5 229 163 104 .667
Carolina Thunderbirds 56 25 24 5 2 197 192 87 .518
Cornwall Nationals 46 18 25 0 3 131 132 57 .413
Danville Dashers 56 19 29 3 5 182 193 68 .405
North Shore Knights 44 6 38 0 0 103 248 18 .136
Northern Federals 3 0 3 0 0 8 31 0 .000

Commissioner's Cup PlayoffsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

Best-of-three

Commissioner's Cup FinalEdit

Best-of-five

2018 FHL champions Watertown Wolves

2018 FHL champions Watertown Wolves