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Indians are looking for billet families for the 2018-19 season

Soo Indians are Seeking Host Families for 2018-19 Season

The Soo Indians are seeking billet families for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Your family will have the opportunity to host a player(s) recruited for this year’s team.

A sound and stable billet family is a key success to our program. Part of our commitment to our players and their parents is to help provide them with a good home. Our players range in age from 15-18 and will be training daily on and off the ice as they pursue their goal of playing collegiate hockey.  While the family will receive some financial compensation, the ultimate reward is developing relationships that often carry on for many years well after the player has left the team.

When a family agrees to host a member of the team, they are required to provide room and board for the player. He will need a bed, closet space and a desk or table and chair. While players are expected to provide bed and bath linens, personal care items, mobile phones and media equipment, they also need to take care of their own transportation needs (many have their own car but it is possible the player may need a ride, we encourage them to partner with teammates for get to functions).  The family also needs to make food available throughout the day while the player is at your home. This includes a basic breakfast, deli meats/leftovers at lunch and an evening meal. While on the road, however, players will take care of their own food expenses.

What is expected of the player? He must adhere to all team and house rules and show respect and consideration toward all family members. This includes cleaning up after himself and keeping his room tidy. We expect the host family to uphold and enforce these team rules while all billet rules must be communicated to the player when he arrives.

How long is a host family’s commitment? This varies depending on the player; some are with the family during the hockey season only while others will need to complete the school year. Some players go home for the weekend as often as the game schedule permits. All players go home over the holiday break. Families will receive a monthly billeting payment for each player. If you are interested in becoming a host family for the Indians, contact Jerry Harwood @ 906 630 4827.


Goalie position are full for the camp

Goalie positions for the upcoming Soo Indians AAA camp are full, If you have questions please contact Director of Player Personnel Rick Corbiere at 906-322-2070.


Tryout schedule for the Soo Indians AAA

Tryouts for the Soo Indians AAA will begin on Friday June 22 at the Taffey Abel Arena in Sault Ste. Marie.  Registration will start at 530 pm, players should bring their USA hockey registration and a completed consent to treat form, which can be found at the USA Hockey website.  Player will get on the ice from 7 pm to 830 pm for skills, Saturday morning June 23 rd will start with a 10 am game, then again at 4 pm for the second game of the day.  Sunday June 24th the game will begin at 9 am, All players will have an exit interview with the coaches.  Players selected for the team will be expected to put down a $500 deposit to secure their spot on the team for the upcoming season.


Tryouts June 22-24

For Immediate Release

June 4, 2018



Mike Kaunisto, 906-440-0157,




SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. – The Soo Indians Midget AAA Hockey club released the tryout dates for the 2018-19 hockey season. Tryouts are slated for June 22-24, 2018 in the Taffy Abel Arena at Lake Superior State University.

            Interested players, born between 2000-2003, are encouraged to attend tryouts.  The cost to tryout is $125 per player and covers the price of one practice and three games.

            The Soo Indians Midget AAA Hockey Club is the only Tier-1 hockey club north of Lansing, Mich. The club plays a 55-60 game season from September through February. During the 2018-19 season, players will have an opportunity to play in six showcases around the Midwest.

            For more information about the Soo Indians Midget AAA Hockey Club, please visit, email, or call Mike Kaunisto, general manager at 906-440-0157.  


Rahilly commits to Davenport University

 Jeff Rahilly the 2017-18  Assistant Captain of the Soo Indians has signed to play with the Davenport University Panthers, member of the Great Lakes Collegiate Athelitic Conference.  Jeff in the past two seasons has been an impact player both on and off the ice as a team leader.  In 52 games this season Jeff scored 13 goals and 17 assist for the 30 points, along with all this Jeff continued to play football at Newberry High school puttings countless hours on the road to be at both football and hockey games.  During all of this Jeff continued to accel academically in the classroom maintaining a 3.9 grade point average out a of possible 4.0, he will enter Davenport on a full academic scholarship to pursue a degree in Chiropratic.  The Soo Indians staff wish Jeff all the best.  Davenport is getting a great young man.