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Check out the tabs below for some upcoming hockey opportunities!


We had a great turn-out for Come Try Hockey over the weekend with just under 30 skaters on the ice. Thank you to the participants for coming out and trying our awesome sport. Thank you to the volunteers that helped make it happen! ♥️


Congratulations to the players below for their hard work over the summer with Sniper Club!   Players had the opportunity to earn prizes like a water bottle, hat or bag.  Nice job!


It's time to get your NLYHA gear!  Below are the details.


  • Click on the link below to order online.
  • Ordering windows are below.  When an ordering window is not active, you will not be able to access the link.


Ordering Windows and Delivery Times:

  • September 14-23 with delivery the week of October 16.
  • October 12-21 with delivery the week of November 13.
  • November 9-19 with delivery the week of December 23.


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

Look below for the September and October schedules.

Grow the Game Award Received

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


NLYHA recently received a grant for $1,500 towards equipment along with six starter sets through a program with Minnesota Hockey and Dick's Sporting Goods.  

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.   You need to be registered for the 2018-2019 to receive email communications.  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


Click on the tab at the top to register for the Try Hockey for Free events.  


Online ordering through October 19 - no grace period!  $45.  Contact Diana Verville with questions at 763-586-7810 or

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!


Delivery is expected to the association the week prior to or of Thanksgiving so players can distribute to customers beginning Thanksgiving weekend.  We will communicate a more firm date closer to the end of October. 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!

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  calendar above.

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.

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.