This is the 2017-18 Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 48th season overall dating back to the founding of the NOHA Junior B Hockey League in 1970, and the league's 40th season under this name.
- On April 8, 2017 league announced that its Board of Governors has approved the request, pending approval from the NOHA, OHF, CJHL and Hockey Canada, to relocate the Iroquois Falls Eskis franchise to Hearst, Ont., effective immediately, heading into the 2017-18 season. The team is set to play out of the Claude Larose Recreation Centre. The team was announced as being named the Hearst Lumberjacks on April 20th.
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Copeland Cup-McNamara Trophy PlayoffsEdit
The top five teams in each division qualify for the playoffs. The fourth place team plays the fifth place team in a best of three series. The series winner becomes the fourth seed and plays the first place team in the division semifinals and the second place team plays the third place team in best of seven series. The semifinal winners meet in the best of seven division championship series. The division champions meet in the best of seven Copeland Cup-McNamara Trophy final.
The playoff champion will advance to the 2018 Dudley Hewitt Cup being held in Dryden, Ontario. The winner of that tournament will advance to the 2018 Royal Bank Cup being held in Chilliwack, British Columbia.
East Preliminary RoundEdit
West Preliminary RoundEdit
- Timmins Rock defeated Powassan Voodoos 4 games to 2
- Cochrane Crunch defeated Kirkland Lake Gold Miners 4 games to 1
- Rayside-Balfour Canadians defeated Blind River Beavers 4 games to 2
- Soo Thunderbirds defeated Soo Eagles 4 games to 3