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Some players spend just a week or two in Salmon Arm, but others spend an entire season with the team. No matter the situation, players need a place to call home while they are representing the city as members of the Silverbacks organization.

Each year, the Silverbacks have as many as 23 players on their roster at a time, plus affiliated players coming in to play for the team need a home to stay in.

Team players spend a lot of time at the rink, in the community volunteering, and on the road for a number of roadtrips. Some of these players will be taking classes at Salmon Arm secondary, the college, or online. With the BCHL being a road to the NCAA, academics are extremely important to both the players and coaches.

The team has a pair of billet coordinators that will be in communication with the players and billets to ensure both are having a good experience.



  • Paid Monthly
  • Unique chance to meet players from across North America and have an inside look at their hockey playing careers.
  • Role models in the house for any children
  • FREE season tickets


What Makes a Good Billet:

A patient and supportive family! Living away from family potentially for the first time can be a big change for a player. A good billet understands that each player is different, and will come from a different home enviornment. Communication is vital so players know what is expected of them, and billets know what the players need so both parties can have a great experience. When you both have free time, take the time to get to know your player. The more he feels a part of your family, the easier the transition will be moving away from home.


What a Billet Family Provides:

  • A private bedroom and closet
  • Nutritious meals
  • A friendly, welcoming, and healthy home atmosphere
  • A safe place for the player to take a break from his every day life trying to achieve his goals



If you think this sounds like a good opportunity for your family, please contact Brooks Christensen at the Silverbacks office. Call 250-832-3856 ext.233 or email opsmanager@sasilverbacks.com to learn more about about becoming a billet.


2019-2020 Billet Application Form