Willie Mitchell, former captain of the Florida Panthers and the pride of Port McNeill, and Dan Hamhuis, a former Vancouver Canucks defenceman who signed this summer with the Dallas Stars, partnered with Andrew Purdey, a Mill Bay-based developer, to buy the 63-room motel, restaurant and marina.
On the resort’s Facebook page, Mitchell posted: “We are committed to making it one of the best blue-collar marinas in the Pacific Northwest by adding fresh resources, energy, and eyes to the property. All three of us are B.C. boys from small towns who have a passion for fishing, the outdoors, our oceans and that small-town camaraderie.”
The four-acre property was previously owned by Victoria-based LeFevre and Company. Colliers International listed the development in March for $6.5-million. Its 2015 assessed value was $5.8 million. The final sale price is not known.