The 2016-17 regular season is over. The defending President's Cup champions, the Pensacola Ice Flyers, enter the post-season in seventh place after a very mediocre season that saw new head coach Kevin Hasselberg fired and replaced by former Ice Flyers head coach and two-time SPHL champon Rod Aldoff. Aldoff had left the Ice Flyers to become the head coach of the Norfolk Admirals but an ownership change and a slow start saw him ousted and serving as a scout for the Edmonton Oilers as he was under contract to them and now Norfolk.

1. Macon Mayhem vs. 8. Columbus Cottonmouths

Game 1 -Tuesday, April 11 at Columbus, 7:30 pm
Game 2 - Wednesday, April 12 at Columbus, 7:30 pm
Game 3 - Thursday, April 13 at Columbus, 7:30 pm (if necessary)
All games in columbus due to an event in Macon's arena.

2. Fayetteville FireAntz vs. 7. Pensacola Ice Flyers

Game 1 -Tuesday, April 11 at Fayetteville, 7:00 pm
Game 2 - Thursday, April 13 at Pensacola, 7:05 pm
Game 3 - Sunday, April 16 at Fayetteville, 6:00 pm (if necessary)

3. Peoria Rivermen vs. 6. Knoxville Ice Bears

Game 1 - Wednesday, April 12 at Peoria, 7:05 pm
Game 2 - Friday, April 14 at Knoxville, 7:30 pm
Game 3 - Saturday, April 15 at Peoria, 7:05 pm (if necessary)

4. Huntsville Havoc vs. 5. Mississippi RiverKings

Game 1 - Wednesday, April 12 at Mississippi, 7:30 pm
Game 2 - Friday, April 14 at Huntsville, 7:00 pm
Game 3 - Saturday, April 15 at Huntsville, 7:00 pm (if necessary)