2017 Men’s Australian Hockey League
Teams are split evenly into pools A and B where they compete in a single round-robin format.
At the conclusion of the initial pool stage, the top two teams in each pool progress to the medal playoffs in Pool D, while the remaining six teams progress to the classification matches in Pool C.
In Pool C, teams carry over points earned in previous matches and contest the teams they are yet to play. Final ranking in Pool C determines the final tournament standing from fifth to tenth place.
In Pool D, teams carry over points earned in previous matches and contest the teams they are yet to play. The top two teams then progress to the final, while the bottom two teams contest the third and fourth place playoff.
Participating teams include host WA Thundersticks, defending champions VIC Vikings, Canberra Lakers, NSW Waratahs, NT Stingers, OLD Blades, S.A. Hotshots, Tassie Tigers and invitational teams India and New Zealand.