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Do You Still Billet

from the Brandon Sun,
Doesn’t anybody billet anymore?” That question came from one of our hockey moms, Terri McLaughlin, when our female midget team participated in a recent tournament in Holland and checking into the issue was like pulling on the innocent-looking thread that unravels a whole garment. “It was a huge job, much more so than most realized,” said Don Jessiman, who served as Brandon’s billeting coordinator for several seasons. “We looked after 64 teams (that’s upwards of 900 boys, folks) each year and had to keep on top of everything including communications with the parents. We’d get the list of players and then hit the community looking for places for them. If we were short homes, people would just double up.

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