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 McLean’s!
Currently in their second season as a billet family, the McLean’s came on board during training camp 2019 after their sons Quinn and Peyton attended the Titan Hockey School.
What is your favourite memory with a billet?
One of the most influential moments that we will cherish forever is how Alexis has become a role model. He shows excellent values and a sense of responsibility to our children, Peyton and Quinn—having him as their “billet brother” has been a great experience. Our favourite memories include all the quality time as a large family. Having a movie night, playing Xbox or game night together is part of our family time.
How long have you been a billet and why did you decide to billet a Titan player?
It is our second year being a billet family. We had been thinking about it for a few years. Peyton and Quinn participated in the Titan Hockey School last summer and loved every second of it! So, we finally decided to take the plunge. We thought it would be an excellent experience for our family and for our children to have an active role model to admire. So far, we haven’t been disappointed.
Do you have any traditions, fun facts, celebrations, etc., with your billet?
Alexis has been part of many of our family traditions. He joined us in carving our pumpkins, he takes part in game night, and he takes the time to go outside to play basketball and hockey with our kids.
Is there a favourite meal in your household?
Choosing one favourite meal is hard as he will eat anything from casseroles to meatloaf, meatballs and pasta, but his favourite lunchtime meal is a good salad.
Is there anything you have to keep stocked in the pantry that you usually wouldn’t?
What would you say to someone thinking of becoming a billet?
It can be scary at first, the thought of having a stranger come live in your house, but it is worth it. It is a great experience that you will always cherish.