The Billeting Experience:

The Collingwood Blues Billet Family Program plays a significant role in the team’s success on and off the ice. It takes special people to open their homes and hearts to our players and we take the utmost care to ensure our players are placed in healthy environments.

Billeting is a rewarding experience, which creates lifelong friendships between players and their host families and is integral to the success of the Collingwood Blues. Hosting a player gives an individual an opportunity to play in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) with many players coming from across Ontario, Canada, and the United States.

Billet families really do become second families for the players, building lasting relationships and memories that often remain with both the family and the player long after the player moves on.

Billet Family Benefits:

  • Billet Families receive Season and Playoff Tickets for their immediate family (up to 4 tickets)
  • Billet Families receive a monthly stipend of $550.00 per Billeted Player
  • Nutrafarms “Meat” Box twice per year

Billet Family Expectations:

  • Provide a patient, caring, and friendly home atmosphere.
  • Provide a separate bedroom with a double bed (or bigger) and bedding.
  • Provide nutritious meals and snacks.
  • Support and enforce team policies with billeted players.

Billet Families are not Expected to:

  • Drive players to school, practices, games, or special events
  • Book any medical or dental appointments.
  • Store or wash any hockey equipment.

If you would like more information about Billeting, please complete the form below and you will receive a reply from our Billet Coordinator Mike Tarantino.

Billet Information

Mike Tarantino
General Manager
Mobile: (905) 483-1666

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