Steve Madden M-Dawson Mens Mens M-Dawson Gray Leather Casual Dress Slip On Boots Shoes 39f2b7

Steve Madden M-Dawson Mens Mens M-Dawson Gray Leather Casual Dress Slip On Boots Shoes 39f2b7

In 1990, Steve Madden started crafting shoe designs from his own factory. Today, the Steve Madden brand represents a lifestyle. It is about embracing fashion while still maintaining that funky independence that first defined the brand 20 years ago. The men's collection is young, fashionable and versatile.

Women's Bootie Suede / Cowhide Fall Boots Block Heel Pointed Toe Booties / Ankle Boots Satin Flower Black / Almond,Man's/Woman's:New Balance Mrh580d SAND,Tan: Quality SuperiorShoes GINO ROSSI - Andy MPV411-040-0056-9933-0 99/98 - Casual - Low shoes - Men's shoes,SPM CHAINSTER - Cowboy/Biker boots - black,River Island High heeled sandals - red,PERLATO Classic heels - barolo,Women's Comfort Shoes Nappa Leather Spring Loafers & Slip-Ons Flat Heel Closed Toe White / Black / Khaki,Portwest - Steelite Thor Workwear Safety Shoe S3Reebok Classic CLUB C 85 HYPE METALLIC - Trainers - silver metallic/skull grey,Tommy Hilfiger Men's Dathan Boat ShoeSTUFF4 Phone Case/Cover for LG X Style K200 / Blue/Love Shoes Design / Heart XOXO Collection,Pavement NINNA - Sandals - black,Puma Faas 800 S Womens Running Trainers - Shoes - Grey,Pavement CAITLIN - T-bar sandals - black,Women's Pumps Sheepskin Spring Heels Wedge Heel Yellow / Fuchsia,MJUS Cowboy/Biker boots - nero,Mother of Pearl NICO - Mules - black,Watercolor Shoes Poster Print by AV Art,Puma CLASSIC CHAIN - Trainers - black/aged silverShoe The Bear CECI - Classic ankle boots - gold,Salomon XA Pro 3D Gore-Tex Men's Trail Running Shoes,Public Desire SALT - High heeled ankle boots - green,Zign High heels - taupe,Men/Women:Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots:New ListingReebok Hexaffect Storm Girls Running Trainers / Shoes - Pink,Pier One High heeled ankle boots - black,Shoes CLARKS - Grandin Plain 261364377 Graphite - Casual - Low shoes - Men's shoes,Trekker Boots CMP - Kids Rigel Mid Trekking Shoes Wp 3Q12944 Jungle/Black Blue 77BN - Winter boots - High boots and others - Boy - Kids' shoesPier One High heeled sandals - roseRuby Red Shoes London Time for Tea Cup and Saucer,
January 20, 2012

Steve Madden M-Dawson Mens Mens M-Dawson Gray Leather Casual Dress Slip On Boots Shoes 39f2b7

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.” Twitter: @garylawless