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Every year players from around the country move to the area to play with the Irish Junior Hockey Club and prepare for College Hockey. Most of these players prefer to live in a family environment during the rigorous hockey season while they are away from their own families. Having host families that open their hearts and homes play a critical part in the success of the program, and help these athletes fulfill their dreams. In recent years. the support of billet families has helped Irish players move on to all levels of College Hockey

What is Billeting ?

  • Welcome a dedicated young athlete into your family

  • Providing a warm bed and the comforts of home

  • Offering nutritious meals and snack options

  • Serving as a stable and supportive influence to an athlete living away from home, often for the first time

Why Be a Billet Family?

  • These motivated young men are outstanding role models for their host siblings

  • Create lifelong relationships as families often keep in contact with their billets throughout their college or professional careers - and beyond

  • Families receive a monthly stipend to off-set expenses or a discount off the Irish tuition

The billeting experience is rewarding for both the Host family and the player. Contact our billet coordinator and learn more about hosting an Irish player this season