November 10, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the Nanaimo Clippers Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club has been purchased by Wes Mussio of the Mussio Goodman law firm in Vancouver, B.C.
Wes Mussio has an extensive background in hockey management and administration. He was the President and Vice President over a five-year period at the Burnaby Winter Club helping run the Hockey program during those years. He also sat on numerous committees at the PCAHA. He helped manage or coach several spring hockey programs including the Vancouver Selects Black, Toronto Pro Hockey and the Backroad Mapbook Eagles. Most recently, he owned the Delta Ice Hawks of the PJHL in 2015-2017 and sat on the Board of the PJHL. That successful franchise was sold for the sole purpose of purchasing a BCHL franchise as the PJHL rules preclude ownership in both leagues.
Wes and Penny Mussio and Dave Leneveu at the news conference.
THE OWNERSHIP TEAM
Mr. Mussio is partnering with Dave Leneveu, current President and Alternative Governor of the Nanaimo Clippers. Mr. Leneveu will continue on as the Governor and President of the Nanaimo Clippers as a minority shareholder.
The corporate name operating the Nanaimo Clippers will be Clippers Hockey Limited Partnership. Wes Mussio is the principle owner and director of the Partnership.
LOCAL OWNERSHIP COMMITMENT
Mr. Leneveu, ex-Nanaimo Clipper and ex-NHLer, lives in Nanaimo and will continue to be the face of the franchise as President and Governor. He will oversee day-to-day operations including game day operations.
Mr. Mussio is in the process of purchasing a home in Nanaimo as a part-time residence. He will be opening a branch law firm in Nanaimo for ICBC injury claims and estate litigation as part of the provincial strategy for Mussio Goodman. In fact, the law firm has been looking at an island presence for several years having already opened four offices spread around the province. Mr. Mussio will be one of the lawyers taking on files out of Nanaimo.