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Kemptville 73’s seeking new billet families to host players

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Kemptville’s CCHL hockey team is searching for some new billet families to host their players ahead of the 2021 season.

Terry Nichols, the Kemptville 73’s general manager, says that some past billet families have left the program over concerns with bringing new players into their home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“There is somewhat of a reluctance to maybe accept new players, in some cases. Not all cases, but I think it is a factor in the reason we’ve lost a couple of billet families,” Nichols said. “Although, the CCHL has put into place a COVID vaccination policy, which will require all the players to be fully vaccinated this season, along with all the staff, and also the same expectation for the billet families.”

Billet families will be expected to provide lodging and meals for players for the duration of the season, in exchange for a stipend and season tickets to 73’s games. Interested families can apply on the 73’s website, after which they’ll receive a visit from the organization’s billet coordinator.

The 73’s home opener is September 24th, against the Pembroke Lumber Kings.

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