For­mer Canucks de­fence­man Wil­lie Mitchell bound for B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame

The Miracle - - Sports / Heroes -

Wil­lie Mitchell never met a mi­cro­phone he didn’t like — in the locker-room. How­ever, at a podium press con­fer­ence Tues­day, the talk­a­tive for­mer Van­cou­ver Canucks de­fence­man was al­most at a loss for words. Al­most. Mitchell joins the 2018 class of in­ductees to the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame along with Scott Han­nan, Gerry Sillers and the 1980 Burn­aby Lakers, who won the Cana­dian in­ter­me­di­ate A cham­pi­onship. The in­ductees will be hon­oured on July 20 in Pen­tic­ton. Mitchell’s in­duc­tion re­flects a pas­sion for his na­tive Port McNeill, his four sea­sons with the high-oc­tane Canucks and the tute­lage of Hall of Fame play­ers turned coaches in Jacques Le­maire and Larry Robin­son dur­ing his 907 ca­reer Na­tional Hockey League games with six teams.

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