Billet a Player & Join the OCN Blizzard Booster Club!
The OCN Blizzard are looking for caring host families to billet our players, aged 16-20, from all across Canada, and the USA for the upcoming hockey season.
Billet families play a huge part in the team’s success on and off the ice. Those who become a member of the Blizzard family will play a significant role in the experience for our players. In addition to sharing their successes during the season, often times players form a lifelong relationship with their billet family.
Players arrive for training camp towards the end of August and stay until the season ends. This can be as early as mid-March or as late as mid-May. Players have a break over Christmas holidays when most go home. Full time billet families may have their player from 1 to 5 years depending on whether trades or other changes occur.
Many billet families are needed for training camp for players who are in town for a short time. Billeting for training camp is a great chance to experience billeting and to consider whether having a full-time player is the right choice for your family.
As a guest in your home, your billet will be expected to show respect and consideration for both your home and the team’s rules. It is important that our players respect the rules of their billet family and the billet family respects the rules of the hockey club. The values and principles for success that are essential to become a member of the Blizzard Hockey Organization will be demanded at the rink, in the home, in the community and in school.
Some players will continue their education while they pursue their passion and hockey dreams, while others may hold part time employment. You will not be responsible for the transportation of the player to school, work, practice or games.
As a Billet Family your role is:
• To be a mentor, friend, counselor, and a good role model.
• To provide a clean, family-oriented environment.
• To provide nutritious meals and snacks.
• To provide a private bedroom.
• To listen and give encouragement.
• To support and build up their self-esteem.
• To treat the player as “one of the family”.
• To provide a Non-Smoking Household.
What are the benefits of being a Billet Family?
• Being a part of a young man’s journey to fulfill a dream of playing hockey.
• The opportunity to make a difference to a young player’s experience.
• One season ticket per household.
• Remuneration for meals.
• Invitations to various team events.
• In many cases long lasting relationships develop and players and their families stay in touch for many years.
Contact our Billet Coordinator Krista Moisan for information on hosting a player!
Join Our Booster Club Today!
The OCN Blizzard are looking for dedicated hard-working individuals who would like to join us! Booster club members are an integral part of the current, future, and overall success of the OCN Blizzard Hockey club.
Our Booster Club members will have all the training required to work in a variety of positions during our home games including gate admissions, selling 50/50 tickets, concession, and more!
OCN Blizzard booster club members are so important to us all that all booster club member will 1 free set of season tickets!
We are offering a public invitation to any U18 Elite Players to attend our 2021 OCN Blizzard Prospects Camp this year at Gateway Arena, Winnpeg, MB, Aug 13 – 15th.
For more information please contact:
Head Coach & General Manager
OCN Blizzard, MJHL
The OCN Blizzard staff choose to get vaccinated
OCN Assistant Equipment Manager Riley Stephen, Assistant Coach Nic Rusak, and Assistant Coach Joey McEwan all choose to get vaccinated and are feeling great!
OILERS ADD JOEL JACKSON AS ASSISTANT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
The Edmonton Oilers today announced that OCN Blizzard Alumni, Joel Jackson has been named Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Joel played 89 games for the Blizzard in 2004-2006.
Jackson joins the Oilers from the University of Alberta where he has served as a Performance Coach since 2015 working with Golden Bears and Pandas hockey teams as well as wrestling, golf, swimming
and men’s volleyball teams.
A native of Snow Lake, Manitoba, he earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology at Augustana University in Camrose, Alberta and played hockey for the Vikings from 2006 to 2011 before enrolling at the University of Alberta to pursue a master’s degree. Working exclusively with the Bears and Pandas hockey teams as Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2012, Jackson moved into to the full-time role of Performance Coach following graduation.
Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented by Molson Canadian, Rogers, Ford and Scotiabank.
The regular season is set to begin on Friday, Sept. 17 and will conclude on Friday, Mar. 11. The OCN Blizzard first home game is against Swan River Friday, September 18th.
- September 17th @ Swan River 7pm
- September 18th Vs. Swan River 7pm (Home Opener)
- September 21st Vs. Swan River 7pm
- September 24th @ Swan River 7pm
OCN Blizzard – Hockey Day Summer Camps CANCELLED
August 23-27, 2021 (Monday-Friday)
Unfortunately due to lack of registrants we have had no choice but to cancel this camp. Refunds will be issued shortly.