The billeting concept is something of a hockey tradition, and is especially important at the junior level of hockey. It involves host families opening their homes to out-of-area players, and provides an opportunity for these young men to pursue the next step in their developing hockey careers. The billet program also allows players to complete high school educations, attend college or university classes, and pursue part-time employment in the local community.
The Selkirk Steelers Hockey Club is currently looking for families interested in becoming a Billet Family potentially for the 2012-13 Season and/or beyond. Each season we will be recruiting talented players who show great potential to play at an elite level, who do not live within a reasonable driving distance of the Selkirk Steelers home arena.
Besides the great memories of billeting a future star in hockey and having a role model for kids that can teach them what a little hard work and determination can do, billet families receive a monetary monthly payment and other benefits.
If you would like more information on becoming a Billet Family, please call Marlene at 785-2044 or Don at 770-4319.