With the league having announced plans for the upcoming season the KL Gold Miners are in search of billet families.
For families in the Kirkland Lake area who are interested in becoming a Billet Family for a Gold Miner Player(s) for the 2021-2022 Season.
Club officials say “the choice to play for a team sometimes does not come down to the team itself, the program, coach or location. The choice lay within the balance where are they going to live.
They go on to point out “a Junior A hockey player who leaves home to follow their dreams, is filled with hope, and excitement, yet coupled with much anxiety and fear. The pressure to adapt to a new community, new climate new teammates while performing both on and off the ice is great and can be challenging at the best of times.”
They add “without caring billet families to ease the transition, our prospected Kirkland Lake Gold Miner Junior athletes and future stars may never make the decision to pursue their dreams, while the rewards of hosting a Junior A player can turn into lasting relationships between the players and the billet family, creating positive changes for everyone.
“Billet families play a big role in the success and well-being of our athletes, from providing a roof over their head, feeding them, treating them like family, to teaching the value of giving back. These athletes come with dreams and most do not really realize how hard it is to be away from home until they arrive. It is the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners goal to assure that we help these athletes through the transition and show them there is a home away from home, with people who will be there to cheer them on and to support them through the high and low.
“The importance of billet families to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miner Jr A Hockey Team is priceless. The Goldminers organization appreciates the commitment, kindness and dedication of all our billeting families. We thank you for being there for our athletes.”
Officials also point out “becoming a billet family is a rewarding experience that also includes these additional perks.
A Thank you package Including season tickets all everyone in the house
Pre-Season Introduction (Player and Billet Family)
Screening process to insure players and family are a good fit
In Game Recognition as a Billet Family
Direct Communication from the Billet Coordinator and General Manager
Billeting Fee Remuneration
Billet Family Handbook Guide
Should you be interested in hosting a player this season , please contact the Gold Miners via email at KLGoldminershockeyops@gmail.com or by calling (705) 493-8568