Timeline: The Blizzard organization is looking for housing families for a week, month, or an entire season.
Players: The players come from across the country and the world and range in age from 16 to 20. They need a home away from home!
Schedule: The season begins in August and runs into April. Housing families are needed any time during these months.
Benefits: In addition to the opportunity to provide a home, housing families receive a daily/monthly stipend, reduced ticket prices, and much, much, more!
Contemplating: Anyone with any interest or questions about housing a player for either short or long term should contact or fill out the form below.


Billet families love what they do!

Being a billet brings us closer as a family. It has allowed us to experience something that most people never get to experience. It was wonderful and educating hosting an interntional player. — Tonjum

We do not have children and knew very little about hockey, so this experience opened our home to lots of activity and moments taht we would not have been able to take part in had we not volunteered to take on this huge role. It has been a blessing to have these young men and their parents become a part of our lives; we now have a huge extended hockey family. The dinner conversations, teachable moments (for both them and us!), laughter, and time spent together with the boys is indescribable! — Stluka

We have thoroughly enjoyed the billeting experience. We have had some great kids live with us and become members of our family. — Jensen

The best feeling is when the player you house scores a goal and looks up to see if you saw it. It means the world to them to know that even though their families are thousands of miles away they still have a support team here cheering them on. I believe we make a difference in these boys’ lives by giving them a family atmosphere and the support they need when their parents can’t be here. — Meier

This has been a great experience for me! The rewards you get from housing a Blizzard player are countless! — Ponto

We are so glad we decied to billet when the Blizzard first came to Brookings. Over the past three years we have gotten amazing young men staying with us. All of them will be a part of our family for years to come. It’s been a great experience! Our family looks forward to many more seasons with the Blizzard. — Hokenson