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USHL Member Clubs Announce Individual Billet Family of the Year Awards

April 21, 2020 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Sioux City Musketeers News Release

The Sioux City Musketeers in partnership with the USHL & the Member Clubs announce the first annual Billet Family of the Year Award.

"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."

The 2020 Billet Family of the Year Award for Sioux City Musketeers goes to Kim Coy of Dakota Dunes, SD.

The impact a housing family and home can make for a player can make all the difference for players in junior hockey. Players need a place they can call home and Kim Coy, a billet mom for the Sioux City Musketeers has done just that: she's had a comforting, and loving impact on many players over the last few years and she has certainly provided a place the players call home. Kim is always willing to go above and beyond to treat these boys like her own kids. Whether that is guidance through tough times, a shoulder to cry on, or to have the team over for socialization and team building, Kim always answers the call to duty. As an organization with many exceptional housing families and all deserving of praise Kim Coy has stood out as someone who should be recognized and celebrated. Thank you Kim, for all you do for the boys!

Associate Head Coach and team housing coordinator, Mark Abalan states "Even though Kim Coy is the announced Billet Family of the Year, all of our billet families are essential to our organization and could be named the Billet Family of the Year.

Thank you to all of our 2019-20 Billet Families:

Mike Barazia

Chass & Kari Beving

Virgil & Kim Brockhoff

Kim Coy

Bill & Terri Dooley

Joe & Ambur Ebner

Ron & Lisa Hall

Jeremiah & Katie Johnson

Jesse & Christina Monell

Mike & Claudia Ratkiewicz

Derek & Lisa Richardson

Wade & Angela Schoenrock

Mark & Jami Vaul

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