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