Classic 107's Luke Thiessen brings us the story of a new Winnipeg company making a niche for itself in professional hockey.
Former Canadian National Speed Skating team member Scott Van Horne began making his own speed skates to accommodate his abnormally flat feet, starting as a teen. Eventually he became an expert in carbon fiber and the mechanics of skating.
Today, he is the name behind local skate manufacturer VH Footwear - named for Van Horne. VH Footwear's first NHL customer was none other than Winnipeg Jets Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien. Now the company supplies skates to 25 NHL players. Classic 107's Luke Thiessen sat fown with the Vice Presedeint of Developement for the company - Garth Smith.