April 11th Highlights
BILLETS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Bloomington, IL – Former Thunder Assistant Captain Ryan Galt (University of Nebraska-Omaha) finished his third USHL season in Bloomington after playing the prior two in Des Moines. Galt had been through the process, but his billet family, Michael and Jennifer Lastuka, had not hosted a USHL player before. Following one season with the Thunder, the Lastuka’s enjoyed it so much that they are back for another season as a billet family.
"Ryan was a real gentleman. He was respectful of us as a family and our home, but more than that, he was engaging." said Michael on having Galt in his home for the entire 2014-15 season. "When he had free time he would hang out with us, come to my sons' games, practives, and events. When I was out of town, he would take my son to hockey practice. As far as Ryan goes, he was the perfect player and never forgot who he was representing." READ MORE...