skip navigation

    Things to Know

    Back to the Ice Raffle

    • We are excited to announce a Back to the Ice Raffle!  Below are the details.  This is a cash raffle and tickets are $20 with pay-outs as follows.  The drawing is March 6 at Moonlite Bay.
      • One $2,500 winner
      • One $1,000 winner
      • One $500 winner
      • Ten $100 winners
    • Our gambling sites have been provided tickets to sell and any NLYHA family has the option to sell them.
    • Ticket books will be available in packs of five and if families take the tickets they either must sell them or buy them.  For any ticket sold or bought by a family, you earn $5 back.  You need to write your name on the back of the ticket.
    • If you are interested in selling raffle tickets, please contact John Engstrom at johnthockey@yahoo.com.  John will most likely arrange pick-up nights at Breezy and Hallett.

    Pizza Fundraiser

    • Thank you to those families that participated!  
    • Delivery is March 9 - watch for more details.
    • For questions or concerns, please contact Glendon Nyberg at glendon.nyberg@yahoo.com.  We appreciate your support!

    End of Season Banquet / Board Positions/ Outstanding Coach of the Year

    • The Board will be planning a virtual update this year in lieu of an in-person banquet that is typically held at Breezy Point Resort.  During the banquet we traditionally vote for new board members and announce the Outstanding Coach of the Year award. 
    • Each year four positions on the Board open for application.  These positions are three-year terms.  If interested, please submit your application as outlined on the form on or before March 21.  The application is below and posted to the website.
    • Applications will be posted to the website for the membership to review for voting.  We will email a link for voting and will plan to have that available March 28-31. 
    • Outstanding Coach of the Year nominations are due on or before March 21.  The nomination form is below and posted to the website.
    • The virtual update is targeted to be sent out April 1 and will include a general business update, team updates, voting results and award winners.

    Summer Camp Opportunities

    Click on each tab to view the details.


    Skating Lessons

    Diondra Gottsch will be offering skating lessons on Sunday evenings from 6-7 pm on the outdoor rink at the Breezy Point Arena through March 14.  See the link below for details and registration.  Open to all ages.


    Outdoor Rinks Are Open Too!

    Don't forget we have some great outdoor rinks available to us!  

    • Aitkin
    • Breezy
    • Crosby
    • Nisswa
    • Pine River

    Check-In Protocol

    Click on the video for instructions on how to check-in for your NLYHA activity - ice, dryland, game, etc.

    Visit the Team page for that Team's specific check-in link.


    USA Hockey Player Safety Declarations


    Equipment Needs?

    Check out the resources available you to that are close to home!

    • Paulbeck's County Market in Aitkin carries Howie's products.
    • Integral Hockey Brainerd can help with broken sticks or used ones.  

    Check out the links below.  Both are locally owned and operated by NLYHA members.

    COVID-19 Resources

    Click the link below for the most current information related to COVID-19.


    Contact Us Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association

    PO Box 96, Deerwood, MN 56444


    Ice Schedule


    Thank You To Our Chevy Youth Hockey Partner!

    NLYHA has had the honor to partner with Brandl Aitkin annually in the Chevy Youth Hockey Event and appreciate the generous support!

    Want to Donate to NLYHA?

    The opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to the NLHYA Skills Development Scholarship Fund or General Fund is above in the red ribbon!   Just click on Donate.  We appreciate your support!

    Support NLYHA by selecting us as your charitable organization and Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.



    Email Distrubution

    If your family is not receiving the email communications, as expected, please check your SportsEngine account.  Login, go to Account Settings and ensure all email addresses are valid.   You need to be registered for the 2020-2021 season to receive email communications.  Thank you!

    Check out our pull tab, meat raffle and bingo sites listed under the Home Page tab then selecting Fundraising.  We appreciate their support and they appreciate your's!

    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.

    NLYHA NLYHA - Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association NLYHA