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.
The pandemic has made things much more challenging for players and their billet families, so the BCHL and Save-On-Foods could not be happier to recognize just a few of these great people in our communities.
For January, we recognize billets from the Powell River Kings, Prince George Spruce Kings and Salmon Arm Silverbacks.
Powell River Kings
Family: Kim & Peter Rowbotham
Billets since: 2004
Current billeted player: Matthias Smith
“We have found being a billet to be a rewarding experience with our billets turning into family.”
-Kim & Peter Rowbotham
Prince George Spruce Kings
Family: Chris & Candy Gibson
Billets since: 2015
Current billeted players: Colton Cameron & Aaron Trotter
“We started billeting because we thought it would be a wonderful experience for our 10-year-old son who loved hockey and wanted to provide a nurturing home for players while they pursue their hockey dreams. It has been such a rewarding experience for the whole family and has come full circle, as our son just moved away to his first billet family.”
-Chris & Candy Gibson
Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Family: Brandi & Jeff McCrimmon
Billets since: 2018
Current billeted players: Aidan Lindblad & Lucas Matta
“We decided to start billeting on a whim simply based on the needs of the organization. We have continued to billet because the relationships we have formed with the young men in our home over the years, as well as their families and teammates, are irreplaceable. These players need to feel love and support away from the arena and their families and we know we can give them that.”
-Brandi & Jeff McCrimmon
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.