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2015-2016 Hockey Registration

Hockey Registration is now open!

2015-2016 Coaching Registration

Coaching Registration is now open!

Fundraising Golf Event

 Thank You to Deacon's Lodge, All of Our Sponsors, Golfers and Volunteers

The first annual NLYHA Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, August 23 at Deacon's Lodge.  We had 15 teams brave the cold weather elements and had a great time! 

A special thank you to our Hat Trick sponsors Brainerd Glass, Larson Group Real Estate and Reed's Market.  Additionally, thank you to all of the volunteers that helped out: the Boozell family, the Friberg family, Shawna Hill, Sharon Meister, Belinda Reier, Rachel Sullivan and Wendy Przybylski.

The Larson Group Real Estate team including Matt Stephens, Rob Birkeland, Ed Thomas and Keith Ballard recorded a total winning score of 54!


Come Try Hockey!

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

August 15 - 12:30-2:30 pm

September 20 (time to be determined)

September 23 (time to be determined)

September 27 (time to be determined)

September 30 (time to be determined)


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 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.

Thank You To Our Golf Sponsors!

Hat Trick

Brainerd Glass:

Reed's Market:

Larson Group Real Estate, Crosslake:


Aitkin Motors: 

Deerwood Bank, Baxter, Brainerd, Deerwood: 

Breezy Point North Stars:


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:

Pallet Minnesota, Emily:

North Central Medical Supply, Brainerd:

Patriot Activities Club, Pequot Lakes:


Snipers Club

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

2015-2016 Wreath/Garland Fundraiser

The 2015-2016 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.

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.