You often hear our Billet Parents say “They’re my boys.”
For so many top young hockey players, being the best in your local community means it’s time to leave it. Players who go through junior hockey have one thing in common: they need somewhere to live.
Our billet families feed the players and act as their occasional chauffeurs and tiptoe around player mood swings; they give them lots of privacy and space (in many of our billet houses, our players usually get undisturbed reign of the basement), but also can’t resist swooping into the boys’ bedrooms to deal with the laundry situation while the team is on the road. Teenage boys are notorious for their ability to eat their families out of house and home, but throw full-time hockey into the mix and they become downright garbage disposals.
Without our Billet Families our organization would not exist. They are our most important resource.
On the weekend of January 24th and 25th, 2014 the Bonnyville PONTIACS are hosting their Annual Parent and Billet Parent Appreciation Weekend while hosting the Grande Prairie STORM. An informal “meet and greet” gathering will be done on Friday (Memory of Kelly JAMIESON) in the PONTIAC Lounge and the PONTIACS will host a dinner in our V.I.P. Lounge on Saturday night which coincides with our Military Appreciation game.
For more information please contact Kim ROCQUE at the PONTIAC office at 780-826-2893.