Most Winkler residents do not know who he is, but NHL scouts
sure do. He is the number one goal tender in the WHL at the present
time. He leads the Calgary Hitmen with an astonishing 1.65 GA.
His name is Brent Krahn. If you haven't heard of him, you will
Brent has been playing hockey ever since he was a little kid.
He was born and raised in Winkler, Manitoba and in September
of 1997, he was signed to the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL league.
He is living the life that every kid has dreamed about. He has
his own agent, spends limited time in school (but is still going
to graduate), and does what he loves most--playing hockey. Eventually,
he will play in the NHL.
At only 17 years of age, Brent already has accomplished more
than is imaginable. He is the youngest goalie in the WHL and
scouts check his every game. His closest friend, Carmen Recksiedler
says that Brent is very grateful. "He has worked very hard
to get to where he is today and he is thankful every moment,
not to mention modest."
The next time you watch TV highlights of the WHL, do not be
surprised if you hear that name--Brent Krahn.