Billet Family is a term used in hockey to refer to housing families who have opened their homes, hearts, and kitchens to incoming players. They provide a stable, caring, family environment that becomes a “home away from home” for our players as they pursue their junior and collegiate hockey dreams. Players come to Des Moines from all over the world to play for the Oakmoor Hockey Academy and we need families who will help facilitate the transition to a new city and environment.
Billet Families are the backbone of amateur hockey and are essential to the functionality of each team throughout the hockey world. Families often forge life-long bonds with their players, with many making trips to see each other, long after their time playing in Des Moines is over.