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2019 Big Cash Raffle Results

Grady Tjaden, Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association player, picks the winning $10,000 raffle ticket winner - Bonnie Bednar from Austin, MN!

Congratulations to Bonnie and the rest of the Big Cash Raffle winners!

Thank you for your support! ❤️

If your full address was on the ticket, a check will be forthcoming. If an address is required, you will hear from a member of our gambling committee, or you can contact with your address if you did not list it.

Fall Skills / Calendars

Registration for Fall Skills can be found below along with the September and October schedules.

Matt Miller and Ryan Milanovic - Fall Skill Coaches


Matt Miller

Matt is returning for his third time to Breezy Point. He is currently the Head Coach of the 2004 Minor Midget Niagara North Stars AAA team for the 2019-2020 season. Matt has previously coached with the 2002 Toronto Marlboros AAA team, which saw 13 players drafted to the OHL in 2018, with five taken in the first round, as well as three players committed to NCAA Division 1 full ride scholarships. Of those players, you can expect to see Jamie Drysdale, Will Cuylle, and Lleyton Moore’s names called in the first round of the 2020 NHL Draft. Matt and his '02 Marlies won three back-to-back-to-back Greater Toronto Hockey League Championships, an Ontario Provincial Championship, and maintained their #1 ranking in North America throughout all three seasons Matt coached the team. Including his coaching responsibilities for the Niagara North Stars, Matt, a former dual sport NCAA athlete and OHL draft pick, also helps the Niagara-On-The-Lake Nationals Jr. A organization with skills and development, and runs elite hockey camps in Ontario, Minnesota, and Beijing, China. Matt specializes in shooting, passing, stick-handling, and power skating.


Ryan Milanovic

Ryan has been coaching hockey teams and players for over 15 years in the Toronto area. He specializes in teaching skating, puck handling, passing, and shooting skills using creative drill adaptations inspired by combining a traditional North American approach with European training methods and figure skating techniques. During his playing days, Ryan won the U17 World Championship, was Captain of the Kitchener Rangers (OHL), a member of the Soo Greyhounds (OHL), and a draft pick of the Boston Bruins (NHL). Ryan is now dedicated to fostering a positive learning environment in which players can creatively develop both their skills and their love for the game.

Ryan Milanovic Video

Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Bus Drivers for 2019-2020 Season!

NLYHA is seeking bus drivers for the upcoming season.  If you or someone you know is interested, please send an email and resume to  Thank you!

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!

Contact Us Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association

PO Box 96, Deerwood, MN 56444

Come Try Hockey!

Click on the More+ tab and then the Come Try Hockey tab.

Ordering Waves for Apparel

September 6-18

October 11-20

November 8-17

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. 


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