Many of our Billet families have opened their homes to players from all over Canada and the United States. These boys, ages ranging from 16-20, have been able to complete their high school education, take classes at the College of the Rockies, hold part time jobs and volunteer in our community while pursuing their hockey dreams. Many of these young players are away from home for the first time and are adjusting to a higher level of hockey, new school, and an unfamiliar community, all without the support of their family or friends. With all of these sources of stress, the role of the billet is a critical one.
In most cases very strong bonds are made between the player and his billet family as well as the player’s family. These relationships will often carry on for many years after the player has left the team. Often Billet families can be seen following “their” player in his future career be it college, semi-pro or pro. Our players have proven to be great role models for younger children in the Billet home, as they demonstrate hard work and determination to achieve tough goals.
In a typical season, Billet homes receive tickets for all home games along with monthly remuneration.
If you or your family are interested in the possibilty of becoming a Dynamiter Billet or would like more information, please contact Dynamiter Billet Coordinator
Karrie Hall (250) 427-6525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org