Ricardo Medina / Beatrice Valenzuela Tejidos Moccasins $210 - - $210 La Garconne 7e4170

Ricardo Medina / Beatrice Valenzuela Tejidos Moccasins $210 - - $210 La Garconne 7e4170

Item specifics

Condition:
: An item that has been or previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and ... Read moreabout the condition
Style: Moccasins
Brand: Ricardo Medina US Shoe Size (Women's): no size
UPC: Does not apply
NWB Size (6) Tory Burch Leopard Natural Leopard/Black/220 Slipper Flats,Tory Burch Aaden Ballet Flats Shoes Snake Logo Shoes Moonlight Jade Green 7 NIB,JENNY by ARA WOMEN'S PEACH WALKING COMFORT SLIP-ON BALLET STYLE,Loeffler Randall Womens Greta Closed Toe LoafersMerrell Women's Applaud Moc Slipper, Black, 8 M US,New JCREW Calf Hair Blue Black Mary Jane Flats Shoes Size 7 ONE OF A KIND!,PRADA women shoes Black velvet bow ballerina tobacco captoe 1F718H 866 F034S,Circus by Sam Edelman Women's Rocco Mary Jane Flat, Black/Multi/Metallic Floral,JCrew Slip On Leather Oxfords Leather 5.5 Shoes Toasted Wheat,Prada (Sz 36) NWOB NEW Brown Fur & Pink Slides Flats SandalsStuart Weitzman Hexus Topo Suede Flats, Size 9.5M,Arche 'Lilli' Flat- Gold- Size 7 US/ 38 (B40)Isa Tapia Clement Black Womens Shoes Size 8.5 M Flats MSRP $295,Munro Charlotte Off White Ladies Loafers 5 M NIB! So Comfy!!!,Marc by Marc Jacobs Women's Mouse Ballet Flat EU Size 35 / US Size 5MANOLO BLAHNIK GIUNGLACAP BLACK QUILTED LEATHER BALLET FLATS SHOES 376.5 NEW,ECCO FTwear Womens Women's Chase Ii Moc Tie Oxford - Choose SZ/Color,Women's Dansko Professional Patent Blue Damask Casual Pro Clog 806390202 37-40,French Sole Womens ZEPPA Closed Toe Casual Platform Sandals,TOD'S WOMEN'S LEATHER SLIP ON SNEAKERS NEW ORIGAMI BLACK 89ALanvin Metallic Leather Boyish Fringe Studded Loafer Flats Size 36 $945,Versace 19.69 V100 CALF NERO Brogue Women's Black US,SPERRY TOP SIDER WOMENS BOAT SHOES FIREFISH PYTHON LINEN SIZE 7Calvin Klein Women's EDONA Loafer Flat - Choose SZ/ColorNIB Womens Sperry Saltwater Acadia Duck Boots Black STS99834 Size 7,Mr/Ms Bernie Mev Womens TW71 Ballet Flat elegant The highest quality material Extreme speed logistics,Stuart Weitzman Women's Cabot Bow Anthracite Suede Flats Size 7 MAuthentic Tory Burch Reva Black With Gold Leather Ballet Flats Shoes Size 4.5,ISABEL MARANT WOMEN'S SLIP ON SNEAKERS NEW BLACK 16A,Stuart Weitzman Bolshoi Shoes - Women's Size 8.5M, Black,
MENU
January 20, 2012

Ricardo Medina / Beatrice Valenzuela Tejidos Moccasins $210 - - $210 La Garconne 7e4170

By: Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press

It’s long been accepted in these parts that the fastest way to the NHL was through the Western Hockey League, but for an education the U.S. college route was best.

The WHL, however, says times change and so have they.

“We’ve come a long way in the last 15 years, I would say. Especially with our scholarship program. The game has changed and you need skill guys and smart guys. Life after hockey is more important to our league than it ever was and the WHL scholarship program gives our guys that safety net if pro hockey doesn’t work out,” said Tyler Boldt, WHL manager of player recruitment, following an information session for prospective players and their parents at Canad Inns Polo Park on Monday night.

Boldt says the WHL is still the strongest development league out there but has more to offer than just great coaching and a pro-type schedule.

“The conversation always used to be, ‘Do you want to be a hockey player or do you want to get an education and a job,'” said Boldt. “We provide our guys with both sides of that as we give them the best way to become a pro hockey player and, if you realize that you may not be able to achieve that goal, we have our full scholarship program to fall back on.”

The WHL has been a leading supplier of NHL talent for over 40 years and since 1993 more WHL players have been selected in the NHL Draft than any league.

In last year’s draft, 33 WHL players were selected with five going in the first round. More than 20 per cent of the NHL’s current players are WHL grads.

“We attract 90 to 95 per cent of all the players we want to play in our league,” said Boldt. “Every year there are few high-profile players that choose to go the U.S. college route but for everyone that leaves there is another excellent player in Western Canada more than happy to take his place.”

Faced with competition from U.S. college programs, the WHL has improved its education policy and this year more than 300 WHL graduates have utilized their WHL scholarship at more than 70 different post-secondary institutions.

Last season, 110 active WHL players registered in post-secondary courses, all paid for by their WHL team.

The scholarship program guarantees each player a full year scholarship for every year played in the WHL which includes tuition, compulsory fees and textbooks.

Players that choose a Canada West University program will receive additional financial assistance which the league says is equivalent to a full ride U.S. college scholarship.

“Most of players are former WHL players and are on the scholarship program combining league and school funds,” said University of Manitoba Bisons coach Mike Sirant. “They get tuition, books and compulsory fees from the WHL and then from us they get the equivalent in cash of tuition and fees. For the kids living at home in Winnipeg it’s a very good position and for kids living away from home it comes very close to covering all their costs.”

gary.lawless@freepress.mb.ca Twitter: @garylawless