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Learn-to-Skate & Goaltender Clinics

Announcing Learn-to-Skate sessions for new skaters of all ages, and goaltender clinics with coach Drew Luhning from The Goalie Academy.

Monday, October 10 ........................... 5 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday, October 12 .................... 5:30 pm -6:30 pm
Friday, October 14 ................................ 5:30 pm -6:30 pm

Please note that open hockey can continue during Learn-to-Skate, which will use half of the rink.

Goalie Clinics
Monday, October 10 ...................................... 6 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, October 11 ...................................... 6 pm- 7 pm
Thursday, October 13 .................................... 6  pm - 7pm           

Goalie clinics will use the full ice, so no open hockey during these times.

Thank you, and see you at the rink.

Joe Schiller
Hockey Director

Registration Night

Come join us Sunday, Oct 2nd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm @ the Kent Freeman Arena.
Register your skater, DIBS check, pick up raffle tickets, and needed paperwork.

This is the last formal chance to get this done.

**ALL items listed above are required prior to first practice**


Have you registered for the fall hockey season yet? Registration night is this Sunday, September 11th!
Please join us at the Kent Freeman Arena for Registration for the 2022-2023 Hockey Season.
New Skater Registration: 5:00 pm
Current Skater Registration: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
** There will be Hotdogs and Brats **

Please complete as many steps as possible before registration night to speed up the process.
1. Register at USA Hockey Member Registration.
2. Register at DLYHA:
3. If new, bring a copy of your legal birth certificate. 
4. Pick up raffle tickets (form attached).
5. Drop off DIBS deposit check (form attached).
6. Hockey equipment for new players and swap of equipment will be held on Thursday, September 15th, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 

We are excited to see you all there!

If you have any questions, please contact:
Natalie Bly, Registrar

Join Our Hockey Officials Team

So you thought that wearing the stripes might be fun, or hard work, or frustrating, or the best seat in the house, or a good way to get some extra ice time, a good part-time job, a possible career, or perhaps something else entirely. The fact is, you’d be right on all counts. These are all valid reasons for wanting to serve as a referee, and here at Detroit Lakes Youth Hockey, we have a solid core of experienced officials who can help you get started. While it is a fact that we are all still learning, not all learning needs to be the hard way. To that end, our Mentor Program provides a senior official for you to follow on the ice and to then follow you for the first few games to work on positioning, seeing the ice, making calls, dealing with questions, working with your partner, and all the other things that we are constantly seeking to improve.
If this sounds like a good thing to you, there are a few steps to take to get started.
1. Go to and click on the Become a Member button. You have probably done this as a player, but
you will need to do it again as an official.
2. Complete the registration process (your registration fee gets reimbursed with the first game you officiate!) and then
sign up for a Level One seminar. Our local seminar is on the 18th of Sept, so sign up sooner rather than later.
Space is limited.
3. Get a whistle! Not a basketball whistle. The Acme Thunder and Fox 40 are favorites with hockey officials. carries them.
4. We have helmet/shield combos and sweaters for you to borrow until you decide you need your own.
5. Black pants are required. Can be warm-up pants or sweat pants. Shin pads and a cup (for males) are highly
recommended. Elbow pads might also be a good thing.

You’re a part of the hardest working team on the ice!

Fall Ice Schedule

It is with great excitement that I write to announce the details of our ice availability beginning Monday, August 8: Open hockey, every day. Through September, with adult supervision, players will have access to open ice, free of charge, Mondays through Fridays between 3 and 9:30 pm (with some exceptions; see schedule below, and check DLYHA arena schedule after Aug. 8).

Open ice is a great opportunity for unstructured play, the development of creativity and skill, and player-led fun. These are essential to player development--the benefits of the outdoor rink, but with better ice! Time without coaches can foster love for the sport through exploration and the players' initiative to try new skills or organize a game. The players will hear enough from us through the regular season! The lack of scheduled, age-specific times will allow for maximal use of our ice, since you can plan around other activities. This is also the time to build our hockey community. Mites and U8 players can rub elbows with High School Lakers and learn from them. That means it reinforces our goals for the development of people, as well as hockey players. It depends on leadership and on everyone respecting differences in age and ability, recognizing that we are all Lakers.

Players: Bring your friends and teammates, divide up the ice if necessary, take care of each other, be kind, be responsible, and have fun.

Parents: If you bring your kid(s) and there is no adult supervisor, you are now the supervisor! Let's communicate with one another to make this safe and enjoyable for everyone, and let the kids play.

Thanks to the City of Detroit Lakes, everyone that participated in our Summer camp, and for the many volunteer hours you all log each season. Most of all, thanks to John and Dawn Brehm and the Derick Brehm Foundation for the generous financial support that makes this happen. They share our goal of keeping costs down for players and families, helping us to build a bigger, better hockey program.

Thanks for your support of DL Youth Hockey, and I'll see you at the rink.

Joe Schiller
Hockey Director


3:00-7:00 Open Hockey
7:15-9:15 Lakes Figure Skating

3:00-9:30 Open Hockey
3:00-7:15 Open Hockey
7:30-9:30 Rhinos

3:00-5:45 Open Hockey
6:00- 7:30 Skate Like a Girl Event (only August 11th, 18th, 25th)
7:30-9:30 Open Hockey

3:00-5:30 Open Skating
5:45- 9:30 Open Hockey

Thank You

DLYHA wants to say THANK YOU to John & Dawn Brehm! This year they were able to donate $23,000 to DLYHA! Continuing to honor Derick’s memory in this way is outstanding! Thank you to all that participated in the Derick Brehm Golf Tournament, it was a beaut

7000 Shot Club 2022

2022 summer 7000 Shot Club has begun. Below you will find the form you need to track your progress. Download and print the form and get shooting!

Meet Our New Hockey Director

Joe Schiller!
After growing up in the DLYHA and playing high school hockey for the Lakers, Joe played junior hockey in Green Bay (USHL), college hockey at Minnesota State, and professionally for two seasons. Joe is completing a Ph.D. in history, has been teaching college-level courses, and is an acquisitions editor at the University of Oklahoma Press. He and his wife, Sadie (also a Laker born and raised), live in Detroit Lakes with their children, Hayes (5) and Ellis (1).

Do you want to be a Coach?

Click the link below to register with USA Hockey and with DLYHA.

 2022-2023 : Coaches Page & Registration

Game Stat Page

District and Non-District Game Information can now be found on our Game Stat page located under the home menu. 

Click link to jump to the page to check it out now:  Game Stat

LiveBarn now available @ Kent Freeman Arena! 

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Youth Hockey Rules

Head over to the Minnesota Hockey website for new rule changes. 


Do you want to be a Coach?

Click the link below to register with USA Hockey and with DLYHA.

 2022-23- Coaches Page & Registration

New Job Openings

DLYHA has 2 new job openings for your consideration.
Please click the link below to view job descriptions.

Job Openings

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