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Things to Know

Try-Outs and Season Start

Try-outs will be held at Breezy Point Arena for the Squirt, Peewee and Bantam levels the first two weekends of October.  Times for Saturday, October 3, Sunday, October 4, Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 have been posted to the right under the October Schedule.

The season begins Monday, October 19 for these levels and the 10U/15U.  Pre-season skill sessions by level will be held between try-outs and the start of the season.

The October calendar will be updated with the season and bus schedule.

Please use the October Schedule as the Master Calendar for NLYHA.

Big Cash Raffle Winners

A typed list is being prepared.  All winners will be notified.  Thank you for your support!

2015 Raffle Ticket Winners

Hallett Community Center Gets Facelift

The Hallett Community Center received a facelift this autumn season with the addition of a new dehumidification system and fresh paint.

2015 Lightning Apparel

Northern Lakes Lightning will be partnering with Lettermen Sports for Lightning apparel for the 2015-2016 season.  Below are the ordering waves including the ordering dates and delivery dates.  Samples will be available during try-outs the first two weekends of October.  Mite families will be able to view samples the first week of Opportunity #3 at both arenas.

Ordering Opportunity #1: September 11th – September 20th
All orders will be shipped directly to the address entered at checkout for a fee of $9.99, and should be received following October 12th.

Ordering Opportunity #2: October 16th – October 25th
All orders will be shipped directly to the address entered at checkout for a fee of $9.99, and should be received following November 16th.

Ordering Opportunity #3: November 6th – November 15th
All orders will be shipped directly to the address entered at checkout for a fee of $9.99, and should be received following December 14th.


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

Equipment Policy Reminder

The NLYHA will be implementing an equipment policy for the 2014-2015 season for the 12U, PeeWee, and Bantam levels which requires these players have black helmets black breezers, and black/red gloves. This change is being made to display a more professional/uniform look and feel while representing our association.

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.

2015-2016 Hockey Registration

Hockey Registration is now open!

2015-2016 Coaching Registration

Coaching Registration is now open!

2015 Fall Skills Camp

2015 Fall Skills Camp Registration is now Open! Dates are Sept. 14-Oct. 2 at Breezy Point Arena and players will be divided by level. More information to come soon. Cost is $150 per skater.

2015-2016 Wreath/Garland Fundraiser

The 2015-2016 mandatory Wreath/Garland Fundraiser order forms and full payment are due October 31, 2015.  Place the forms in the Fundraiser mailbox in Breezy Point or the NLYHA mailbox at the Hallett Community Center.

Each family is responsible for selling 10 items.

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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