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Hockey: NLYHA earns "Grow the Game" award

The Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association was recently recognized by USA Hockey for placing first among all November 2017 Try Hockey for Free sites for highest conversion rate.

To qualify for the award, the association hosted a Try Hockey for Free Day event on November 4, had a minimum of 30 participants attend and had to place in the top third for conversion rates for participants becoming members prior to March 31.

The award USA Hockey presented was in partnership with Pure Hockey and included six QuickChange goalie sets of equipment.

"We are honored to have received this award and look forward to continuing our work to grow the game of hockey in our communities," President Matt Balmer said.

Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association will be hosting two Try Hockey for Free events on October 6 and November 10. Registration and other details will be available soon at