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Things to Know


Registration for Players, Coaches/Managers and Fall Skills is now open!  

Look below for the September and October schedules.

Notes About September and October Schedules

A few notes about the September and October schedules:

  • Goalies: sign-up for the paid Goalie Academy sessions using the Fall Skills link.  It is the same price.
  • The paid Fall Skills sessions run from September 16-October 4.
  • Sessions by Level starting on Monday, October 8 are open to all registered players.  This is the week preceding try-outs.
  • Try-outs for Squirt, Peewee and Bantam levels will be Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14.  

Grow the Game Award Received

NLYHA was recently recognized by USA Hockey with the Grow the Game Award! 

Summer Camp Opportunities

Below are local summer camp opportunities.  Click on each tab to see the information related to each event.

Little Wild Learn to Play Program

Check out the opportunity below for first time skaters through the Learn to Play Program sponsored by the Minnesota Wild.


Registration is open and sessions are in Brainerd on September 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Email Distrubution

If your family is not receiving the email communications, as expected, please check your SportsEngine account under My Profile and Household to ensure all email addresses are valid in those areas.  Thank you!

Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association is excited to announce a win/win partnership with Integral Hockey Brainerd, a new local business that offers the most technologically advanced composite hockey stick repair system on the market at an affordable price. Why is this a win/win?


Parents save money! Instead of throwing away your broken, high-end hockey stick, get it repaired with Integral Hockey’s internal, patented system which comes with a lifetime warranty at the repair zone.  There is no noticeable difference in weight, flex, kick point, or balance. Once repaired by Integral Hockey, your stick will be ready for any level of play.


Our association makes money! For every shaft repair done on a NLYHA player’s hockey stick, Integral Hockey Brainerd will donate $5.00 back to the association. In addition, for every refurbished hockey stick purchased by a NLYHA player, Integral Hockey Brainerd will donate $5.00 back to the association. Most of Integral Hockey Brainerd’s refurbished sticks are pro stock from NCAA teams; they are top of the line hockey sticks ideal for the older players in our association.


Integral Hockey’s patented repair system has been proven, successfully returning more than 59,000 broken hockey sticks back to play rather than a landfill since 2010. We’re excited to have a local franchise conveniently located in our community.


Learn more at or by calling Andy Kratochvil, owner and NLYHA parent, at 218-851-3847.

Contact Us Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association

PO Box 96, Deerwood, MN 56444


Raffle Ticket Return:

  • Saturday, September 8 at Kart Kountry on Highway 371 from 4-8 pm.   We are also doing a fundraiser at this same time - more details will be forthcoming.
  • Sunday, September 9 at Hallett Community Center from 10 am-1 pm.

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!

NLYHA Ice Schedule

Please use the NLYHA Schedule as the Master Calendar for NLYHA.  Please check the calendar regularly for updates.  The calendar is dated.  

To view all events for the association, go to the More + tab above and click on Calendar.  Scroll to the Tag section and Select All Tags.

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. 

Schwan's-Cares Fundraiser

During our Schwan's campaign, 20% of product and 40% of eGift Card sales go back to the organization.

Visit and enter our Campaign ID: 40939

Join Our Fundraising Team!!

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.