We are looking for billet families in the greater Everett area interested in opening their doors to Silvertips players during the regular season and playoffs!
Our billeting program is second to none, offering a home away from home for our players. Billet families ensure that our players are able to live comfortably and are fit to compete each night.
Since Silvertips players range in age from 16-20, billet families act as surrogate parents for these young men during hockey season. Billeting can be an exciting and rewarding experience, with a chance to make cherished memories. In fact, many families keep in contact with their players as they move through the ranks of college and professional hockey!
Janet Hawes, the team’s billeting coordinator, matches each player’s personality and backgrounds with compatible billet homes. Furthermore, each potential billet is carefully screened and presented with our team’s expectations of responsibility. Personal visits are conducted throughout the season to ensure that both players and billet families are abiding by the team’s guidelines. Respect for the billet family and their household is a priority and should not be taken for granted!
To qualify as a billet, families are required to provide a player with their own room from the start of training camp (late August) through the end of the season (early April-May, depending on playoff eligibility). They are also required to provide the player with meals. In exchange, the families receive a stipend to help pay for groceries, discounted tickets to home games, and invitations to team events.
In the event a billet family’s relationship with their player is not meeting the appropriate requirements, we will make our best attempt towards making the necessary changes to ensure everyone is satisfied and comfortable with their arrangements.
The Everett Billet Experience, from the billets themselves!
— Everett Silvertips (@WHLsilvertips) July 11, 2023
Apply for the 2023-24 season
Please submit the application below, call (425) 252-5100 or e-mail Janet Hawes at [email protected]. Families from Everett and Lake Stevens are STRONGLY encouraged!
Application to become a Silvertips billet family