The Unity Miners announced they would be taking a leave of absence from the league some time in October.
After being forced to play out of the Unity Community Centre in Unity for the 2015-16 season due to a fire at their home arena; the Wilkie Outlaws return to the Wilkie Community Centre for 2016-17. However, the team will play their first seven games of the season on the road and then have their home opener on December 16th.
All Teams qualify. The first place team plays the 8th place team, 2nd plays 7th, 3rd plays 6th, 4th plays 5th in a best-of-three quarterfinal series. The highest seeded quarter winner plays the lowest seeded quarterfinal winner and the other two quarterfinal winners meet in a best-of-five semifinal series. The semifinal winners meet in a best-of-five series for the league championship.