Kenora’s U18 AAA Thistles drop the puck on their 2021-2022 season in just over a month and are still in need of additional billet families to open up their home to out-of-town players.

“There are still some a few players that need a billet currently. It makes a pretty big difference as a team when you can’t have all your players staying here, we’re kind of in need right now. It’s pretty necessary at this point that we have a few more people up on board willing to take some players here,” said Thistles Head Coach Scott Parsons

The families will be responsible for providing a furnished room for players, nutritional meals, and a supportive and enjoyable environment for the players. In return, the billets will receive a billet fee and tickets for Thistles home games.

“Take them under your roof and make sure they become a part of your family. You spend 7 or 8 months with a kid, I feel like its a good opportunity to make some memories and add one more person that you might not have expected to your family,” added Parsons

If families are interested in becoming a billet family they can contact Scott Parsons at and by phone at 807-464-1534 or email the Thistles team manager at

The Thistles will start their season with five consecutive home games starting on September 25, 2021, against the Brandon Wheat Kings.