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    Optional Pizza Fundraiser

    We will be having an optional pizza fundraiser for families that are interested to help us raise some extra dollars.  Luige’s Pizza will be used again along with an online ordering system. 

    • January 28-February 14: Sales
    • March 1: Delivery

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Glendon Nyberg at  Thank you for your support!

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

    We are excited to be hosting an in-person banquet this season!  Once the date is settled, more details will be provided. 

    • Each season we elect four new members to the board.  This season we will be electing five, due to Travis Tjaden’s resignation from the board.  The top four will fulfill the standard three-year term and the fifth will fulfill the two remaining years left of Travis’ term.  We thank and appreciate Travis for all of his service on the board.  The board application is below.  Applications should be returned on or before March 14. 
    • Outstanding Coach of the Year nominations can be submitted on or before March 14.  The nomination form is below.  

    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.

    Minnesota Loons Billet Families Needed!

    From Craig Larson, GM

    Billet Families are an important part of the Junior Hockey experience and good comfortable housing for our players is a priority. The experiences I've had with Billet Families have always been a positive one and I've heard nothing but good things about the families who have housed players in the past.  You can go to our team page and click on this link, to get more information.

    If interested, there is a Billet application and we'd need other documents as we move forward, such as background checks, Free USA Hockey registration as a volunteer and filling out a USA Hockey SafeSport application.  All are easy to fill out and we'll be able to verify each one.

    You can contact me via email at or Assistant coach Kegan Couture at

    USA Hockey Player Safety Declarations

    Contact Us Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association

    Contact Us Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association

    PO Box 96, Deerwood, MN 56444

    Ice Schedule

    Ice Schedules will be posted here.  

    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 2021-2022 season to receive email communications through August 31, 2022.  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!

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