For the past 20 years, Lynden has been involved with goaltending either as a player, coach or mentor. He started his playing career with Surrey minor hockey and from there moved on to play a year of Junior B with the Ridge Meadow Flames of the PIJHL. The following year he played Junior A for the Yorkton Terriers and went on to win a league championship, break the SJHL shutout record, play for the All-Star Team and be named to the top 35 Terriers of all time. After finishing his last season of Juniors and considering many offers, he committed to attend SAIT in Calgary. As the season approached he decided to reconsider his decision to attend and pursue his new passion of teaching goaltenders with GDI, former Canucks Goalie Coach. For the past 6 years he has worked closely with Brady Robinson (Victoria Royals Goalie coach) teaching goaltenders at all levels throughout the mainland and Vancouver Island.