This is the 2017-18 National Collegiate Development Conference season. This is the league's first season. Each team will play fifty games running from early September to March 11.
- The Boston Jr. Bruins, Connecticut Jr Rangers, Islanders Hockey Club, Jersey Hitmen, P.A.L. Jr. Islanders, South Shore Kings, and Syracuse Stars join the new league from the United States Premier Hockey League's Premier Division.
- The Rochester Monarchs joined from the United States Premier Hockey League's Elite Division.
- The Boston Bandits, New Jersey Rockets, and Northern Cyclones joined from the Eastern Hockey League.
- On November 2, 2017 the league announced the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs would be added to the league for the 2018-19 season.
- On March 16, 2018 the Syracuse Stars announced that they were moving their NCDC, Premier and U-18 Tier 1 teams to the Adirondack Bank Center at Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York for the 2018-19 season. The Stars will retain a Tier 1 U-16 team in Syracuse. The relocated teams will retain the Syracuse Stars moniker.
|Islanders Hockey Club||50||47||3||0||254||107||94|
|Boston Jr. Bruins||50||36||11||3||186||129||75|
|South Shore Kings||50||29||16||5||175||165||63|
|Connecticut Jr Rangers||50||27||20||3||174||155||57|
|P.A.L. Jr. Islanders||50||19||27||4||142||170||42|
|New Jersey Rockets||50||6||42||2||96||253||14|
The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs. All rounds are best-of-three.
- Islanders Hockey Club defeated Boston Bandits 2 games to none
- Boston Jr. Bruins defeated Syracuse Stars 2 games to 1
- Jersey Hitmen defeated Northern Cyclones 2 games to 1
- Connecticut Jr Rangers defeated South Shore Kings 2 games to 1
- Islanders Hockey Club defeated Connecticut Jr Rangers 2 games to none
- Jersey Hitmen defeated Boston Jr. Bruins 2 games to 1