Opening their homes and personal lives to Titan players, billet families play an essential role in our organization. A second family to the players, a support system for them and their families – billets are crucial to major junior hockey teams’ success. So, each week we’d like to introduce you to our amazing billets.
Fans, meet the Comeau’s!
Gina Miller, Bruno Comeau and their children have now been billets for a full season. They first began billeting last year during the winter trade period. As first-time billets, they welcomed David Doucet into their home, and based on Gina’s answers, he has now become part of their family.
What is your favourite memory with a billet?
Our season didn’t last long; before it was cut short, and Dave was gone, however he returned for a visit in the summer, and I remember how excited the kids were to see him. Plus, he brought a great treat – Lobster from home, Baie-St-Anne. Before we knew it, he was back, and it’s like he never left! The spare bedroom is no longer; it’s David’s room. Dave fits into our family, and we miss him when he’s gone. We certainly look forward to more time with him and creating many more memories.
How long have you been a billet and why did you decide to billet a Titan player?
It started with a phone call from Monique in December 2019, asking if we would be interested in having a player. I said I would think about it, and her answer was, “don’t take too long.” David moved in the next day! I guess it was meant to be!
Do you have any traditions, fun facts, celebrations, etc., with your billet?
We have supper together every night, we share our day and laugh a lot. We can usually find David playing with the kids on the backyard rink or in the driveway, mini sticks, nerf wars and some Fortnite or just hanging out with us. We have a pumpkin carving competition each year, and this year he was an excellent addition to the memories.
Is there a favourite meal in your household?
Taco Tuesday is always a hit! But, other than that, I wouldn’t say that there is a favorite meal.
Is there anything you have to keep stocked in the pantry that you usually wouldn’t?
No. David doesn’t ask for much. He is thrilled with anything. I ask quite often if he needs anything, and he always says, “It’s all good.” But I do know he likes our homemade chocolate chip cookies as a treat.
Do you keep in touch with any former billets?
We don’t have a former billet. However, I do know we will keep in touch with Dave always. He is a part of the family.
What would you say to someone thinking of becoming a billet?
It was a great experience for us, do it!