Nanaimo Clippers sold to new owners


The Nanaimo Clippers have new owners.

The BCHL‘s board of governors approved the sale of the club from former owner Wes Mussio to Northern Lights Hockey Canada, an investment group that is headed by Brad Kwong, a former NCAA Division I hockey captain at Harvard University.

Kwong is a western-Canadian born investment professional, who also heads the group that owns the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. He is also the former Chairman of the USHL’s Board of Governors.

In a release, Kwong says he is the goal is to turn the Clippers into a dominant junior hockey franchise.

“The BCHL is a leader in junior hockey and we have been very impressed with the strategic plan the league and board members have in place to take things to even greater heights,” said Kwong. “We’re excited to be a part of that plan and, with our staff, we hope to establish the Nanaimo Clippers as one of the preeminent junior hockey franchises in all of North America.”

The Clippers, who lost in the 2022 BCHL finals, are one of the longest-running teams in the league, having recently celebrated their 50th anniversary season. The club has won the Fred Page Cup five times with its last one coming in 2007.

An event will be hosted by the Clippers in July that will allow fans, sponsors, media and other key stakeholders to meet with new ownership and club staff.


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