Tory Burch Sandals - Women Tory Burch - Sandals online on Australia - Burch 44922498HL 94c057

Tory Burch Sandals - Women Tory Burch - Sandals online on  Australia - Burch 44922498HL 94c057
Caterpillar HOLTON ST S3 HRO SRC men's Mid Boots in Brown,Office Ask the Missus Friendly Brogue BLACK LEATHER,3.1 Phillip Lim Drum Boots,SOLEA - COMFORT FIT ARIANNA,Strategia BARREA women's Sandals in White,Kanna Sandals - Women Kanna Sandals online on United Kingdom - 11570803GT,Le Coq Sportif SOLAS SPORT GUM men's Shoes (Trainers) in Blue,Costume-Womens Bloody Shoes - White & Red - UK-5, EURO-38, US-8,Esska TILLY women's Low Boots in Brown,Bonanza (Global) Handmade Men Navy Blue Double Monk Chukka Boots, Mens Chukka Boots,Dubarry Womens Walnut Galway ExtraFit Boots Size: 39 EUR,Now JIBA women's Mid Boots in Black,Moschino Cheap CHIC CA2601 women's High Boots in Black,Zinda Sandals - Women Zinda Sandals online on Australia - 11569155LG,Prestige Twin Monk Shoe - Oxblood,Axel Sandals - Women Axel Sandals online on Australia - 11332847SU,Ecco 283183 Soft 5 - 01001 Black Feather Size: 42 EU,Leather Boots EEE Fit Curvy Calf,Dr Martens Polley PW - Black Virginia Size: 6 UK,Bonanza (Global) Handmade Wing Tip Oxford Derby Leather Shoes Men Hand Stitched Two Tone FormalPretty Ballerinas - women's Low Ankle Boots in Red,Kost SARRE 1 men's Mid Boots in Brown, New Balance MRT580 men's Shoes (Trainers) in BlueGenevieve Patent Toecap Slipper Cut Shoe,Koah GROOVY women's Shoes (Pumps / Ballerinas) in Green,Refresh MANAHA women's High Boots in BlackCafènoir Sandals - Women Cafènoir Sandals online on Canada - 11406743AC,John Galliano RAIMOND women's Shoes (High-top Trainers) in Blue,Boutique Moschino Sandals - Women Boutique Moschino Sandals online on Australia - 11413355WC, Victoria BASKET ETNICO PLATAFORMA women's Shoes (Trainers) in Multicolour,
January 20, 2012

Tory Burch Sandals - Women Tory Burch - Sandals online on Australia - Burch 44922498HL 94c057

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