This is the 2017-18 North American 3 Hockey League season.  This is the league's 8th season under this name and its' 20th dating back to it founding as the Central States Hockey League in 1988.

Membership ChangesEdit

On March 18, 2017, the Lockport Express announced they would be relocating to the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in Niagara Falls, New York for the 2017-18 season. The release stated that the organization would also be developing lower level teams along with the ownership of the new arena. The release stated that it was strictly a business decision and that there were no issues with the city or arena in Lockport. The team was renamed the Niagara Falls PowerHawks on April 6th.

It was announced in April 2017, that the West Michigan Wolves were relocating to the The Summit Sports and Ice Complex in Dimondale, Michigan just outside of Lansing, Michigan and would be renamed the Lansing Wolves.

On April 26, 2017, it was announced that the league had approved the sale and relocation of the Chicago Jr. Bulldogs to Wausau, Wisconsin for the 2017-18 season. The team was renamed the Wausau RiverWolves and will be based out of the Marathon County Arena in Wausau. The new owners are also the owners of the New Ulm Steel.

On May 4, 2017, the sale of the Lewiston/Auburn Fighting Spirit was announced. The team was renamed the Lewiston/Auburn Nordiques as an homage to the former Maine Nordiques who played in the North American Hockey League (1973-1977) out of the same arena.

On, May 24, 2017 the Syracuse Stampede announced they were relocating to Oswego, New York and would be renamed the Oswego Stampede. The team will be based out of the Anthony J Crisafulli Arena in Oswego.

On May 26, 2017, the league announced the sale and relocation of the Glacier Nationals from Havre, Montana to Butte, Montana where they will be known as the Butte Cobras based out of the Butte Community Ice Center. The Butte Amateur Hockey Association (BAHA) were the new owners of the team. The BAHA had recently been given ownership of the Butte Cobras franchise that has played in the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) since the 2014-15 season. The WSHL team is being moved to the NA3HL with the acquired franchise rights from the Glacier Nationals.

On May 30, 2017, it was announced that the Euless Jr. Stars were sold and would be renamed the Mid-Cities Jr. Stars.

As of July 13, 2017, the East Coast Minutemen had been removed from the North American 3 Hockey League's website as being listed as a member of the league.

The Butte Cobras  folded due to a lack of players around September 8, 2017.[1]

The Billings Bulls folded on September 9, 2017. [2]

In mid-September the Cincinnati Thunder relocated to Dayton, Ohio and were renamed the Dayton Falcons[3] The team would fold shorltly after forfeiting an October 15th game.[4]

In mid-November the Nashville Jr. Predators had apparently folded.[5] However, the league has tried to obtain new ownership to run the team to save the franchise and cancelled several of the team's games during November.[6] By the time that Jersey Shore is removed from the league Nashville is not listed on the league website anymore.

On December 5, 2017 the league terminated the membership of the Jersey Shore Wildcats reportedly over the team owing the league money.[7]

Current TeamsEdit

Central Division
Team Location Arena
La Crosse Freeze La Crosse, Wisconsin Green Island Ice Arena
North Iowa Bulls Mason City, Iowa North Iowa Ice Arena
Rochester Ice Hawks Rochester, Minnesota Rochester Recreation Center
Wausau RiverWolves Wausau, Wisconsin Marathon Park Arena
Wisconsin Whalers Oregon, Wisconsin

Oregon Ice Arena

Coastal Division
Team Location Arena
Cape Cod Islanders Falmouth, Massachusetts Falmouth Ice Center
Lewiston/Auburn Nordiques Lewiston-Auburn, Maine Androscoggin Bank Colisée
Long Beach Sharks Long Beach, New York Long Beach Municipal Ice Arena
Maine Wild Biddeford, Maine Biddeford Arena
New England Stars Tyngsborough, Massachusetts Skate 3
Northeast Generals Attleboro, Massachusetts New England Sports Village
East Division
Team Location Arena
Lansing Wolves Dimondale, Michigan The Summit Sports and Ice Complex
Metro Jets Waterford, Michigan Lakeland Ice Arena
Pittsburgh Vengeance Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Alpha Ice Complex
Southern Tier Xpress Jamestown, New York Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena
Toledo Cherokee Toledo, Ohio Team Toledo Ice House
Wooster Oilers Wooster, Ohio Alice Noble Ice Arena
Frontier Division
Team Location Arena
Bozeman Icedogs Bozeman, Montana Haynes Pavilion
Gillette Wild Gillette, Wyoming Campbell County Ice Arena
Great Falls Americans Great Falls, Montana Great Falls Ice Plex
Helena Bighorns Helena, Montana Helena Ice Arena
Missoula Bruins Missoula, Montana Glacier Ice Rink
Yellowstone Quake Cody, Wyoming Victor J. Riley Arena
Midwest Division
Team Location Arena
Evansville Jr. Thunderbolts Evansville, Indiana Swonder Ice Arena
Peoria Mustangs Peoria, Illinois Owens Recreation Center
St. Louis Jr. Blues Affton, Missouri Affton Ice Rink
Northeast Division
Team Location Arena
Binghamton Jr Senators Binghamton, New York Ice House Sports Complex
Niagara Falls PowerHawks Lockport, New York Hyde Park Ice Pavilion
Oswego Stampede Oswego, New York Anthony J Crisafulli Arena
Roc City Royals Rochester, New York Lakeshore Hockey Arena
Skylands Kings Stockholm, New Jersey Skylands Ice World
South Division
Team Location Arena
Atlanta Capitals Atlanta, Georgia Center Ice Arena
College Station Spirit College Station, Texas Spirit Ice Arena
Louisiana Drillers Lafayette, Louisiana Planet Ice
Mid-Cities Jr. Stars Euless, Texas Dr. Pepper StarCenter (Euless)
Point Mallard Ducks Decatur, Alabama Point Mallard Ice Complex
Texas Jr. Brahmas North Richland Hills, Texas NYTEX Sports Centre
West Division
Team Location Arena
Alexandria Blizzard Alexandria, Minnesota Runestone Community Center
Breezy Point North Stars Breezy Point, Minnesota Breezy Point Hockey Center
Granite City Lumberjacks Sauk Rapids, Minnesota Armadillo Deck Sports Arena
New Ulm Steel New Ulm, Minnesota New Ulm Civic Center
Willmar WarHawks Willmar, Minnesota Willmar Civic Center Arena
Fold during season
Team Location Arena
Dayton Falcons Dayton, Ohio South Metro Sports
Jersey Shore Wildcats Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey Jersey Shore Arena
Nashville Jr. Predators Nashville, Tennessee Ford Ice Center


To be added upon completion of the regular season.


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