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 Chilliwack Pod to find our winners.
Family: Caitlin Lidster & Cory Silbernagel
Billets since: 2018
Current billeted players: Tyler McBay & Tanner Andrew
“We are so lucky and honoured to be part of the Chiefs family. Billeting has given us the opportunity to meet so many amazing young men. We absolutely love opening our home and meeting, not only the players, but their families too. Our family and our hearts grow every year and we look forward to watching and cheering the boys on with all of the amazing things they’re doing now and in the future!”
Family: Gary & Leanne Dixon
Billets since: 2017
Current billeted players: Ben Ward, Josh Olson & Carson Preston
“We feel it’s important to help our local Junior A team and also feel that the young men we billet are great role models for our kids.”
Prince George Spruce Kings
Family: Kevin & Marina Turgeon
Billets since: 2014
Current billeted player: Simon Labelle
“We billet to be part of the community team, supporting a player’s dreams of playing hockey and the opportunities that present themselves to further their careers”
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.