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2nd Annual NLYHA Golf Tournament

Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association will be holding its second annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Deacon’s Lodge in Breezy Point.  The event will be a four person scramble with a shot-gun start at 1:00 pm with a dinner and awards banquet following.  The proceeds will be used to help fund association needs such as paying for ice time, equipment, buses for transportation between the two arenas we use, etc. Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit 501c(3) volunteer-driven organization serving 250 players across the school districts and communities of Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus.

Sponsorship opportunities are available - see below for the details!

Information is attached below.  Please click on the link below to register.  We look forward to seeing you at this great event!

2nd Annual NLYHA Golf Tournament Registration

Click on the link to register!


The best way to communicate with the players/parents is through email and the website.  A majority of the time you will receive emails from your teams coach or team manager.  When they send an email out, it is meant to let you know important information regarding your team.  To make sure that everyone receives the information in a timely manner, we need to make sure that all emails associated with your player are in your player's profile.  By going into your profile, you can add emails to make certain that Mom, Dad, and the player (if they have email) will receive information.  Below is a link to the NGIN Help.  Click on the link and you should be brought to a webpage that has instructions for adding emails to your account.

***NOTE***  Make sure that you look at the "Contact Preferences" and that the email box is checked for Northern Lakes Lightning Youth Hockey Association.  You will not receive emails from the association if it is not checked.

Another useful tool for getting information/schedules for your players team is the NGIN Sports App for your smart phones.  The App is available for both iPhones and Droids.  Go to your respective App page and query NGIN Sports App.  Upload it to your phone and follow instructions from there.  The App will allow you to follow one team for free.  If you have players on two different teams, there is an annual subscription of $1.99.  The App will have the teams schedule and game results among other things.  If you have a Peewee, Bantam, or 12U, you will see that there are two teams to select from; one will be from the District 15 Website and the other from ours.  If you want schedule information, you will need to pick the team from our site.
Any questions, you can email me at

Thank you,

Brent Nybakken

Board Minutes and Agenda's

Board Minutes and Agenda's will be posted as soon as they become available.  You will find them under the "Board" tab above.  The Board will attempt to get the agenda out for the meeting as soon as it is set.  Please be patient as the agenda changes frequently prior to the meeting.  Minutes will be placed on the website as soon as the Board approves the minutes, typically at the following meeting.


We are hiring meat raffle employees for:

Saturday evenings 5:30 p.m. at the Bourbon Room in Crosslake

Contact: Sharon 218.821.0211

Pay $35 each night  

2nd Annual Golf Tournament Sponsors

Hat Trick - $1,000

Houston Ford, Pine River: 

North Central Medical Supply, Brainerd:


One-Timer - $600

Deerwood Bank, Deerwood/Brainerd:


Face-Off - $300

Hallett Community Center, Crosby:

Hockey House, Brainerd:

Lands End Development, Crosslake:

Please use the NLYHA Schedule as the Master Calendar for NLYHA.  Please check the calendar regularly for updates.  The calendar is dated in the upper right corner.


iCal Instructions

Click on this link and you will be taken to the iCal Instructions page. Hopefully this will help you with importing the calendar for your team into your smart phone, Google Calendar, or Outlook Express.


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