Billet Information

Would you be willing to open your home to a Kootenay ICE Hockey player during the upcoming season?  Our players are between the ages of 16 and 20 years old.  They come to Cranbrook from Canada, the United States and Europe to play for our team.

It is our organizations commitment to these players and their parents to provide them with a stable home environment.  Being young and far from home, players need a supportive and encouraging environment.  Host families should live within five kilometres of the arena.  Players require a private bedroom and, preferably, a private bathroom.

In addition to season-long billets, there are times during the year when we may require homes for periods of one to two weeks while permanent host families are on vacation.  Partial-season billets may also be required should a host family move or if a new player is added to the team during the season.

Billet families will receive a small stipend per month for room and board as well as one season ticket per player billeted.  To request a Billet Information Package or should you require additional information, please contact Jay Henderson at 250-417-0322 or email