The NFHL has announced the Divisional alignment for the 2017-18 Season. As of this writing 52 teams are confirmed for the season with additional new franchises pending. The new franchises, Schaumburg Spartans will play in the Smythe Division while the Hampden Cobras will play in the Patrick Division.
Division alignment information is available by viewing the "TEAM" section of the website. All team pages have been updated with the latest team history statistics.
A few long time franchises have requested a leave for the season as they deal with the recent and upcoming storms in Texas and Florida. We wish those owners all the best and look forward to their return next season.
The National Fantasy Hockey League has approved the addition of two new franchises. Mike Hughes from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania brings a team to Hampden, PA and will be known as the Hampden Cobras while Sam Wright from Algonquin, Illinois adds his team in Schaumburg, Illinois which will be known as the Schaumburg Spartans. Additional new franchises are still completing the registration process and will be announced upon completion of the franchise entry free.
52 teams are presently registered for the upcoming season and upon all registrations being complete the NFHL will announce the 2017-18 division alignment.
Schaumburg Spartans 2017-18 logo
The National Fantasy Hockey League has released the Preliminary Salary List and Roster forms to all registered teams. The list contains all eligible players to be selected and their contract status of either having a standard contract or entry level contract. The NFHL will release its final Salary list mid-September.
Registration is now open for the 2017-18 NFHL Season. Existing owners that register prior to Sunday September 3rd will have their spot held until entry fee requests are made later in September. Registrations received after September 3rd will become based on entry fee payment (first pay/first play).
New owner requests will be placed in the order they are received. The league will contact you once availability is made. Multiple submittals will void participation. The NFHL has a 60 team limit (54 teams participated last season).
The 2017 NFHL Draft Lottery has been announced. Click on the NFHL Lottery section for the results.
After 12 seasons in the NFHL the Quebec Nordiques won their first Avco World Trophy as the National Fantasy Hockey Leagues best team. They edged out division rivals Kazabazua Kowabungas who participated in their first NFHL season. The Nordiques Owner and GM, Allan Hauman, utilized some cap strategy by having several low salaried players that eventually had no influence on the roster scoring and utilizing cap funds on the base of 18 players. None of that would have mattered without picking a strong roster which included five players with over 80 points and the goaltending duo of Holtby and Price. The Kowabungas were denied a division title as they were in the same Adams Division as the Nordiques however they will be awarded with the second place prize pool.
The Smiths Falls Rideaus finished third overall and captured their third Patrick Division title in team history. Walnutport Warriors won their first Smythe Division title after narrowly missing out on a division win in 2011-12. The Victoria Secret won their second Norris Division title after last winning the division in 2007-08. After a third overall finish in 2012-13 and being denied a division title the Secret struggled the next three seasons but turned it around this season with an impressive run.
The NFHL will return for its 24th season in October 2017 with the roster scoring increasing from 18 players to 20 for the 2017-18 season. We will see how the defending champions and other NFHL GM's handle the new format and cap utilization for their rosters.
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