2016–17 CWHL season
The 2016–17 CWHL season is the tenth in the history of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL). Opening weekend took place on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, with a pair of series taking place in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto Furies hosted the Boston Blades in the first Heritage Game of the season. The 2016 Commissioners Trophy winning Canadiennes de Montreal took on the Brampton Thunder during opening weekend. The defending Clarkson Cup champion Calgary Inferno played their first game of the season on October 22, as they hosted the Brampton Thunder. Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre will be the host venue for the Clarkson Cup finals for the second consecutive year.
|2016–17 CWHL season|
|League||Canadian Women's Hockey League|
|Duration||October 2016 to March 2017|
|Number of teams||5|
|Season champions||Calgary Inferno|
|Season MVP||Marie-Philip Poulin|
|Top scorer||Marie-Philip Poulin & Jess Jones|
- On December 11, 2016, Caroline Ouellette logged a pair of assists, eclipsing the 300-point mark. Of note, Ouellette became the first player in the history of the CWHL to reach this plateau.
- On December 11, 2016, goaltender Lauren Dahm gained the first win of her CWHL career, as the Boston Blades defeated the Toronto Furies in a shoot-out.
- October 15, 2016 - Boston Blades @ Toronto Furies
- November 19, 2016 - Calgary Inferno @ Brampton Thunder
- December 10, 2016 - Calgary Inferno @ Les Canadiennes de Montreal - Played at Montreal's Bell Centre
- January 7, 2016 - Les Canadiennes de Montreal @ Boston Blades
- February 4, 2016 - Boston Blades @ Calgary Inferno
The CWHL All-Star Game was held at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on February 11, 2017. This marks the third time that the ACC has served as host venue for the event. Jess Jones of the Brampton Thunder and Jillian Saulnier of the Calgary Inferno both scored a hat trick as members of Team White, becoming the first competitors in CWHL All-Star Game history to achieve the feat.
Clarkson Cup playoffs
|Clarkson Cup semifinals|
|Clarkson Cup final|
Awards and honors
- Chairman's Trophy: Calgary Inferno
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- "The Nominations Are In". CWHL. 2017-02-22. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
- "CWHL HONOURS LEAGUE BEST AT 2017 AWARDS GALA". CWHL. 2017-03-04. Retrieved 2017-03-07.