Casper Roughnecks Seek Host Families for their Players

Published: Aug. 24, 2023 at 1:11 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - It’s been awhile since Casper has had a junior hockey team, but this upcoming Fall that will change when the Roughnecks make their debut.

It’s been in the works for months now, but their first game is almost upon them now, as their players are beginning to come in, and will soon start to call the Oil City their home for the next six months.

However, the team needs some help housing these players, as they are currently looking for host families that will be able to host players throughout their hockey season. Owner and head coach Danny Randall can’t stress enough how important this is for his players, but also knows that this is such an awesome experience.

Randall said, ”Billet families for us are the biggest thing, giving these young men a place to call home for these 6 months while they’re here. I’ve been doing this for 12 years, and I will tell you that most of these kids become permanent parts of your family for life, and you get to kind of follow them, as they grow, or as they maybe even they return for the following season, or as they go into the NCAA or pro ranks.”

Families that do host a player will be paid a financial stipend by the team.

The Roughnecks are also looking for help with game day operations. You can inquire on their website here. Their first game is set to take place at the Casper Ice Arena on September 22nd, and that game is free for the public to come and see.