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Things to Know

Player, Coach, Manager and Volunteer Registration for the 2019-2020 Season is Open!

Registration is from  July 1 - August 31.  You will need your USA Hockey number to register with NLYHA for any position.  Registration is separate from raffle ticket return in September for players.  Late player registrations are subject to a $50 late fee.  Refer to the Registration Guide on the Registration tab for details.

Let's Play Hockey!

Snipers Club 2019

Check out the details for Snipers Club 2019 below!


Junior Sniper (Mites only): 1,500 pucks - Custom Team Bottle

Silver: 5,000 pucks - Custom Sniper Richardson Hat

Gold: 10,000 pucks - Custom Sniper Richardson Hat and Custom Sniper Pacific Rink Dopp Kit Bag


To get started:

1. Register your shooter at

2. Activate your account from the confirmation email (this may end up in your spam).

3. Create a new player profile found on the left side of the page.

  • Select the Northern Lakes Lightning Team according to level to be played this upcoming season.
  • Email with questions.

Sporting Clay Tournament at Hunts Point Gun Club - August 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Registration can be found at the link below!

Tax Relief Bills in the Minnesota Legislature


  • There are two Bills - HF253 and HF254 - being reviewed in the Minnesota Legislature related to tax relief for non-profit organizations.
  • HF253:
  • HF254:
  • We do know some of our local representatives - Carrie Ruud, Josh Heintzeman and Dale Lueck - are supportive of these Bills.
  • Governor Tim Walz is who we need to convince.  
  • This change could mean huge dividends for our association (see Word attachment for data).
  • We are seeking your help in asking Governor Walz for his support.
  • Below is a Word document attachment that includes a form letter you can use for the communication.  You can change or edit this to fit your personal message.  We wanted to provide you with a starting point.
  • You can follow this link to send your letter to Governor Walz.
  • If you are involved in other non-profit organizations, please pass this along.  We need lots of voices!
  • Thank you for your help and support with this endeavor.  

Summer Hockey Camp Opportunities

Below are optional summer camp opportunities.  NLYHA does not recommend or require any particular camp - players and parents need to make those individual decisions.  There are some discounts available to NLYHA players.

Contact Us Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association

PO Box 96, Deerwood, MN 56444

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

NLYHA Mite Jamboree

Looking for the details on the NLYHA Mite Jamboree?  Please refer to the Teams tab and find the one titled Mite Jamboree.  Thank you!

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 2018-2019 to receive email communications.  Thank you!

Check out our pull tab, meat raffle and bingo sites listed under the More+ 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.

Submit your Expense Reimbursement:

Click on the link below to download the form used to submit for reimbursement of expenses.  See the form for instructions.