JOIN THE FAMILY!
Billet families play an important role in the lives of Hurricanes players. Many local families open up their homes and personal lives to our players each season and partake in the vast array of festivities throughout the year. Billet families work hard to ensure that our players integrate into the community smoothly and comfortably while reducing the stress of moving to a new city and being away from their family. This translates into hard work, dedication, and success on the ice, both at games and at practices.
As our players are between the ages of 16 and 20, billet families play a critical role in their growth and development, players are expected to show their utmost respect to their host family, their home away from home. Our billet liaison committee go through a meticulous process to find the perfect player and family match to ensure an effortless transition for both parties. This process includes interviews and home visits from our billet liaison committee.
Being a billet family is an incredibly rewarding experience; you become the players’ second family and are given the opportunity to see them grow both on the ice and off the ice. Our players and billets create long and lasting relationships that continue past the players’ WHL playing days; many keep in touch and see the players move onto college, amateur, and professional hockey leagues. We want you to see firsthand what kind of impact you can have on these young men!
The Lethbridge Hurricanes are currently accepting applications for billet families for the 2022-2023 hockey season. If you are interested in hosting a player for the upcoming season please fill out the application and return it to the Lethbridge Hurricanes office or email it to Matt.