1996-1997 Standings
# Team GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA +/- TP Postseason
1. Oji Seishi 30 22 4 4 - - 152 92 60 48 Final loss
2. Seibu Bears Tokyo 30 16 5 9 - - 128 102 26 37 Champion
3. Kokudo 30 18 0 12 - - 105 72 33 36 Semifinal loss
4. Snow Brand Sapporo 30 10 2 18 - - 78 116 -38 22 Semifinal loss
5. Nippon Paper Cranes 30 8 3 19 - - 83 125 -42 19 Did not make playoffs
6. Furukawa 30 8 2 20 - - 71 110 -39 18 Did not make playoffs

Seasons

1960 - 1970: 66/67, 67/68, 68/69, 69/70
1970 - 1980: 70/71, 71/72, 72/73, 73/74, 74/75, 75/76, 76/77, 77/78, 78/79, 79/80
1980 - 1990: 80/81, 81/82, 82/83, 83/84, 84/85, 85/86, 86/87, 87/88, 88/89, 89/90
1990 - 2000: 90/91, 91/92, 92/93, 93/94, 94/95, 95/96, 96/97, 97/98, 98/99, 99/00
2000 - 2010: 00/01, 01/02, 02/03, 03/04