Save-On-Foods Billet Families of the Week: Vernon Pod

The BCHL and Save-On-Foods have partnered to recognize billet families from across the league for going the extra mile to support BCHL players off the ice with the Billet Family of the Week award.

Throughout the season, we will be going pod-by-pod to 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 Billets of the Week.

The pandemic has made things much more challenging for players and their billet families this year, so the BCHL and Save-On-Foods could not be happier to recognize just a few of these great people in our communities.

This week, we will go around the Vernon Pod to find our winners.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Family: Jodi Crocker

Billets since: 2013

Current billeted players: Joaquim Lemay & Sullivan Mack

Quote:

“Jodi has been a longtime billet for our organization. She always goes above and beyond for our players who stay with her. A massive thank you to Jodi and her daughter Zoe for always welcoming our players every year!”

-Brooks Christensen, General Manager, Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Vernon Vipers

Family: Cari & Dan McClelland

Billets since: 2017

Current billeted players: Desmond Johnson & James Porter Jr.

Quote:

“We want to provide the players with a safe home environment where they are comfortable and are provided with good nourishment. The players can then concentrate on their development and bringing what they can to the team. It is also important to us to be a mentoring model for our own children.”

-Cari & Dan McClelland

West Kelowna Warriors

Family: Allan & Graziana Hoce

Billets since: 2018

Current billeted players: Zach Brooks & Carter Wilkie

Quote:

“We both feel it’s important to billet as it builds confidence and character in these young men. Also, it’s a great way of giving back to the community. Having billets is also a great way of connecting with other families here in West Kelowna and across the country and the United States.”

-Allan & Graziana Hoce

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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.