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2015-2016 Registration Begins July 1!


2015-2016 Hockey Registration

Hockey Registration is now open!

2015-2016 Coaching Registration

Coaching Registration is now open!

Fundraising Golf Event

Register for the NLYHA Golf Fundraising Event

Aitkin Motors is sponsoring a Hole-in-One Contest for a chance to win a 2-year lease on a 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4x4!

Fundraising Golf Event

 1st Annual Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association Golf Tournament

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Deacon’s Lodge, Breezy Point, MN


Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association will be holding its first annual golf tournament on Sunday, August 23, 2015 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 BBQ dinner and awards banquet following.  The proceeds will be used for a dehumidification system at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby, which is one of the two rinks we utilize as an association for practices and games.  Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer-driven organization serving 250 players across the school districts and communities of Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus.

Click on the Fundraising Golf Event link above to register!  Click on the document below for Sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you for your support!


Come Try Hockey!

NLYHA will be hosting Come Try Hockey sessions at the Breezy Point Sports Arena on the following days:

August 15 - 9:00-11:00 am


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.

Thank You To Our Golf Sponsors!

Hat Trick


Aitkin Motors: 

Hole-in-One Contest for a chance to win a 2-year lease on a 2015 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4x4!


Billy's Bar & Grill at Breezy Point:

CTC and CTCIT, Baxter/Pequot Lakes: and

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby:

Hallett Community Center, Crosby:

Hockey House, Brainerd:

Land's End Development, Crosslake:

Lonesome Cottage, Pequot Lakes:

Minnesota Pallet, Emily:




Snipers Club

Sing-up for Snipers Club this summer and win cool gear!  See details on the flyer below!

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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