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Saturday, 26 July 2014



For many of us, our choice to move away from the family home was a decision made when we were in our late teens or even twenties. If you think back, you will remember a lot of anxiety that went along with this move. For a Junior hockey player who leaves their family home to follow their dreams, they are not just leaving family and friends behind to go to a new city or town, but they are still expected to perform on and off the ice in their new community. Without caring billet families to ease this transition, our young athletes and future stars may never make the decision they do to pursue their dreams.

The Billet family experience in most cases becomes a lasting relationship between the player, the players family and the billet family. Our hockey players in the past have served as great role models not only in their community, but for younger family members who can learn from these players dedication and sacrifices to obtain their goals. Often the billet family through this experience have gained a 'new family member' who's career they can monitor, be at the college, semi pro or even professional level.

Billet families are financially compensated and also receive a season ticket for each member of the household to all Steam home games. The importance of billet families to the Summerland Steam Junior Hockey Club is immeasurable. Simply put without dedicated billet families we could not put a team on the ice. They provide an environment of support and trust at a time when these young men need it the most. 

The Summerland Steam appreciate the commitment, generosity and dedication of these fantastic people. If you are interested or just want some more information on becoming a billet family please contact Gregg Wilson at 250 462-0905 or email