Become a Billet
Each season the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Knights will recruit talented players who show great potential to play at the college hockey level, who do not live within a reasonable driving distance of the Revolution Ice Centre. To take advantage of this great opportunity, the players need families willing to share their homes, and become a “home away from home” for them. Many families have done this for dozens of players from many states.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE HOST FAMILY?
The player needs a room of his own, or can share with a team member. He needs a bed, bureau, closet space. Players are expected to provide bed and bath linens, personal care items, cell phones, and take care of their own transportation needs. The family also needs to provide the players with three meals a day: a basic breakfast, lunch and an evening meal.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THE PLAYERS?
The player must obey all team and house rules and show respect and consideration toward all family members. They need to take care of their own belongings.
HOW LONG IS A HOST FAMILY’S COMMITMENT?
This varies depending on the player. Some are with the family during the hockey season only. Others need to complete the school year. Families will receive a monthly billeting payment for each player which is $400.00 a month. Some have found it easier to house two players as they then travel together and are company for each other. Host families have included traditional 2-parent families, single-parent families and “empty-nesters” too. All that’s really needed is the willingness to help a player pursue his dreams by providing them a “home away from home.”
Interested in becoming a host family?
Email Carm Biko at [email protected]
and Andrew Whiteside at [email protected]