Billets are families who invite junior players into their homes to be a part of their family during the hockey season. The billet family provides housing and support to young women who have moved away from home to pursue their dreams of playing the game they love. Billets are an integral part of women hockey teams like our Lady 67s.
Players, who range in age from 16-20, look to their billet families to provide not only a roof over their heads, but also a comfortable and safe family atmosphere. The players take part in many aspects of normal family life with their billets, including family meals and taking on active “big sister” roles with their younger billet sisters and brothers.
Billet parents serve as authority figures, role models, and extended family to their assigned players, and players rely on their billet parents for help while transitioning to a new city and community. The efforts of billet families make a significant difference in the lives of the young women who have left home for the opportunity to play at an elite level. In the past, members of the Lady 67s organization have seen players show dramatic changes in confidence levels, grade point averages, social graces, work ethic, and more while living with billet families. The benefit derived from placing the players with billet families is truly immeasurable.
The unique bond families form with their players often last a lifetime: It is not uncommon for players to keep in close contact with their former billet families years after playing intermediate/junior hockey.
A long-standing tradition in hockey culture, billets are a vital part of a team’s success, both on and off the ice.
For more information, please contact Lady67s General Manager Frank Cyr at email@example.com
The Ottawa Girls Hockey Association partnered with the Ottawa Food Bank to help families in our community.
To make a donation, follow this unique OGHA/Ottawa Food Bank link:
You will be directed to a dedicated donation site.
All tax receipts will be coming from Ottawa Food Bank.
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Regan Garreau continues promising career with Ottawa Lady 67s
Producing an elite level of female talent whose skills have propelled them to greater heights, Canada’s Capital Region has long been home to such brilliance. Although the junior ranks long featured a pair of prominent clubs from the PWHL, the Nepean Wildcats and the Ottawa Lady Senators, a highly competitive footprint is taking place in the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL).
Led by head coach and General Manager Frank Cyr, the Ottawa Lady 67s are expanding the legacy for elite female hockey in the Capital. Among its brightest and most promising stars is a local talent making her presence felt on the blueline. Born in 2003, Regan Garreau provided a combination of playmaking ability and grit in her inaugural season for the Lady 67s.
Appearing in an astounding 65 games, bolstering the club’s defensive unit, Garreau, whose jersey is adorned by the number five, is also proficient at employing her vision of the frozen perimeter, aptly feeding the puck into the offensive zone. Currently an A-student, with an interest in the study of animals, Garreau, an on-ice volunteer at Carleton University summer hockey camps, has also excelled in soccer and volleyball. Of note, her path to the Lady 67s included serving as alternate captain with the Bantam BB Smiths Falls Cubs, while also serving in the same capacity at the Bantam A level as a member of the Kanata Rangers.
The Grindstone Award Foundation wants to ensure that young female hockey players have access to our grant funding across the nation.
Grindstone Award Foundation Grant Applications are open to young females (19 years of age and under) who wish to play hockey but may not have the financial means to do so.
The application period is open until July 17, 2020. Find our application form and any details and updates on our website.
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TO: OWHA Members
DATE: June 10, 2020
RE: OWHA Return to Hockey Framework
The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association is announcing its initial Return to Hockey Framework and specifically the implementation of Phase 2 - Stage 1, following Hockey Canada’s Return to Hockey’s Board of Directors decision last week and based on the current Ontario Government Emergency Order Amendment.
Currently there is no programming approved to be run anywhere in Ontario.
Over the past three months, the OWHA has worked in conjunction with guidance from Public Health, the Government of Ontario, Hockey Canada and hockey organizations within Ontario to develop this Return to Hockey plan that will promote the health and safety of all stakeholders in the game. It is important to keep in mind that as both the environment and Emergency Order evolve within the province, so will the framework detailed in the document.
Within the Return to Hockey Plan, the OWHA has provided a detailed Phased approach to reintroduce hockey activities throughout Ontario. The safety of all our Members, players, participants and supporters will continue to be the priority. This staged approach does not have a specific timeframe, but will evolve at the guidance of public health, the provincial government and our governing body, Hockey Canada. At any point during the progression we may need to pause or return to a previous stage in order to protect and support our participants and the public.
The OWHA’s Return to Hockey plan can be found here: Return to Hockey – COVID -19 Response.
We support the Province’s encouragement for the public to continue to adhere to public health measures, including practicing physical distancing or wearing a face covering when physical distancing is difficult or not possible and regular handwashing and staying home when ill.
We thank everyone for your contributions to hockey and for your individual attention to the safety and well-being of yourselves, your families and all others.
You are all in our thoughts and we sincerely wish you well.
Please continue to check the OWHA website for additional updates: www.owha.on.ca
On behalf if the Ottawa Girls Hockey Association, we condemn any form of racisms and all acts of violence and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, language, gender identity and any form of discriminatory intolerance.
As a leader in sports development for girls we continue to work with our members and the community to help dismantle systems of intolerance and to improve the lives for all of us.