Steam seeks billet families and volunteers

Summerland’s Junior B hockey team is looking for billet families and volunteers for the upcoming hockey season.

Summerland’s Junior B hockey team is looking for billet families and volunteers for the upcoming hockey season.

Billet families are needed for Summerland Steam hockey players who are here from other communities to pursue their hockey goals.

Steam organizers say the billet family experience often becomes a lasting relationship between the player, his family and the billet family.

Billet families are financially compensated and receive a season ticket for each member of the household to attend all Steam home games.

“Simply put, without dedicated billet families, we could not put a team on the ice. They provide an environment of support and trust,” said Gregg Wilson, general manager and co-owner of the hockey team.

He said billet families also benefit from the relationship as the hockey players have served as role models for younger family members who see the dedication and sacrifices needed to obtain goals.

Volunteer support is also needed for other aspects of the team for the coming season.

Some of the positions include ticket sales, program sales, on-ice and off-ice promotion, 50-50 tickets and technical support.

The hockey team enjoyed a strong season last year, advancing from fifth place on Nov. 1 to an Okanagan Division Championship Crown at the end of the season.

The team’s hockey season will begin in September.

Those interested in becoming billet families or volunteers with the team are asked to contact Wilson at 250-462-0905 or or Tim Hogg at 250-809-1820 or


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