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Raffle Ticket Pick Up

NLYHA Families if you have not picked up your Big Cash Raffle Tickets please contact Lori Elfering She will be at the Hallett on Tuesday April 22 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 for those on the East side wishing to pick up their raffle tickets.

For those on the west side Lori lives in Breezy Point and working at the Pequot Lakes High School so she is willing to meet you in those areas to get you your tickets.

Hairball Event

Northern Lakes Lightning Youth Hockey association strives to keep registration, equipment, and other related costs low for families. We are extremely blessed to be the second largest charitable gambling organization in the state of Minnesota. This is an extreme benefit to us but does not cover the entire cost of our yearly expenses.
The association plans to host the Hairball concert as a fundraiser again this year on Saturday, August 30th. Northern Lakes Lightning is a volunteer driven organization and looks to continue to grow, which requires additional funding. We feel that Hairball could be a great source of  revenue, but we need our members to get involved.
We could use people to sit on the committee for planning this event as well as people to help on event day. We understand that everyone is busy, but our association’s success is measured by people willing to step up and help out.
Kristi Duff has graciously volunteered to be Chair of the event again this year, and is looking for people who would like to join the committee.  These areas include such things as advertising, Band Green Room, Banners & Local Promotion, Food, Main Entrance/Parking, Tickets, VIP Area, Venue Set Up, Venue Clean Up, Wristbands, etc.  If you would like to help out or know someone that would be good helping on this committee please contact Kristi ASAP as she would like get started on this process. No matter what time commitment level you can add, it would be helpful to the association.

Raffle Ticket Information

For those of you who were unable to attend the banquet on April 3 and are in need of getting your Big Cash Raffle tickets please contact Lori Elfering on her Cell   612-221-2216 or by Email    lorielfering@gmail.com.

Also just a reminder that 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.

New Board Members

Congratulations to our new board members Vic Peterson, Brent Nybakken, Tony Fulton, and Maurice Slepica!

Also welcome Wendy Przybylski as our new Gambling Manager!

Thank you outgoing board members Luke Spalj, Michelle Lemieur, Rob Schmidt and Brian Knox.  We appreciate your dedication to our association over the years.


Follow us on TWITTER @NLYHA for team updates and important information.


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 erik.lee@tds.net

Thank you,

Erik Lee

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.



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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