The BCHL and Save-On-Foods are proud to once again recognize billet families from across the league for going the extra mile to support BCHL players off the ice with the Billet Families of the Month award.
Throughout the season, the league will recognize one billet family from each team and the outstanding work they do to support junior hockey in their community.
Save-On-Foods will donate a $100 grocery gift card card to each of the families honoured as BCHL Billet Families of the Month.
With so many fantastic billet families across the league, the BCHL and Save-On-Foods could not be happier to recognize just a few of these great people in our communities.
For December, we recognize billets from the Cowichan Valley Capitals, Cranbrook Bucks and Langley Rivermen.
Cowichan Valley Capitals
Family: Troy Evans & Ginette Aubin
Billets since: 2021
Current billeted players: Dryden Kuramoto & Tyler Wood
“These young men are talented, driven and focused and have been a lovely addition to our home. Needeless to say, as billet parents, the rewards have been great. This has certainly been an exciting experience and a wonderful way to give back to the hockey community.”
-Troy Evans & Ginette Aubin
Family: Paul & Allie Whittingham
Billets since: 2020
Current billeted players: Kellan Hjartarson & Nick Peluso
“Our family has been involved with hockey billeting for many years and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience. It is important to us to provide the warmth and security of a loving home for these players, who for many, are quite far away from their families. Knowing that we can also help provide a measure of comfort to their parents that their child is being well cared for and supported is something that all parents want and hope for. The daily laughter, the sharing in the ups and downs of the game and life, and seeing these players pursue their future goals, only enriches the overall billeting experience that much more. These players truly have become part of our family and as they move on in pursuit of their goals, we have continued to support them and share in their life experiences. The billeting experience has been and continues to be a gift to us and something that we look forward to each season.”
-Paul & Allie Whittingham
Family: Jason & Brianna Tones
Billets since: 2018
Current billeted player: Johnny Small
“It has been a privilege to be a billet family for four seasons. We have made lifelong relationships with our players and their families. Our children adore our current, and past billets and their teammates and families. We feel fortunate that our children get to experience BCHL hockey from an inside perspective. Our billets have been great role models, hockey coaches, and friends for our kids.”
-Jason & Brianna Tones
Save-On-Foods is excited to celebrate the commitment of billet families across the BCHL. These unsung heroes of junior hockey provide caring, safe and supportive homes for hundreds of young athletes in pursuit of their dreams. Save-On-Foods salutes these amazing members of our communities for ‘Going the Extra Mile’ to keep junior hockey thriving in B.C. To find a store near you or shop online, visit SaveOnFoods.com.