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USHL Introduces Billet Family of the Year Award

04/21/2020, 4:00pm CDT

Member Clubs Tabbed to Select Team Billet Family of the Year

The USHL has announced the first annual Billet Family of the Year Award, with each USHL Member Club having the opportunity to award one of their own billet families. 

"We want to thank every single family that serves as a billet for our players. We started this award this year to recognize their selflessness," said USHL President & Commissioner Tom Garrity. "While we know every single one of our billet families for all 16 of our Member Clubs welcome our players with open arms as if they're members of their own family, we are excited that going forward, our Clubs will be able to highlight one of these outstanding families each season. Their commitment to shaping these young men's careers and personalities during their time in the USHL is exemplary and we are continually amazed by the dedication they show in serving as a billet family."

Below are links to the stories from participating Clubs:

Chicago Steel: Tinson Family

Des Moines Buccaneers: Brian and Megan Dirksen 

Dubuque Fighting Saints: Amy and Doug Edwards

Lincoln Stars: Randy and Nancy Nelson

Madison Capitols: Renlund Family

Omaha Lancers: Steve and Sherri Zimmerman

Sioux City Musketeers: Kim Coy

Tri-City Storm: Robyn & John Schultheiss

Waterloo Black Hawks: Melissa and Paul Seeber

Youngstown Phantoms: The Rapp Family

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 18th season as the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league in 2019-20. The USHL had 55 players selected at the 2019 NHL Draft, and more than 800 alumni are currently on NCAA Division I rosters, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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