By Paul Armbruster • KingsNewsDaily.com •
When British Columbia’s 47th annual Athlete of the Year awards are handed out at the River Rock Show Theater on March 7th, the award known as ‘Best of BC‘ will be given to the Kings own Willie Mitchell. The Port McNeill native received a record number of votes to take the top prize for most outstanding BC professional or amateur athlete in 2012. One previous winner includes former Avs Captain Joe Sakic who won the award 3 times. It is unknown at this time if Willie will be present to receive the award.
In a statement, the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett said, “Willie Mitchell is a homegrown B.C. success story. He’s a small-town boy who worked long and hard to make it to the NHL, and since then, has done our province proud with his many achievements, including winning the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings last year. He is an inspiration to all British Columbians, and I congratulate him on this well-deserved award.”
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— Willie Mitchell (@Willie_Mitch33) February 28, 2013
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