Brady Krentz will have one of his hockey dreams come true on Aug. 3, when he arrives at the Sidney Crosby Hockey School for a five-day hockey camp with the star.
The 10-year-old, who has been playing hockey since he was five, is one of 120 children from all over Canada taking part in the Cole Habour hockey camp this summer.
Mike and Jenny Krentz, saw a CTV story about the camp and decided to check it out for their son. The players chosen for the camp weren’t chosen because of skill; instead, the children had to write why they should be picked.
Krentz wrote a small piece explaining how much it would mean to him, as Crosby is his role model. “I would really like to go because I really need to work on my foot speed and I have been a Sidney Crosby fan since I was born. I have loved hockey and sports and I think you could help me very much because come on, you could make someone who doesn’t know how to play hockey a pro. All I do is play hockey. I have seen you in Winnipeg when you faced the Jets, you won 4-2 and you got your 101st point of the season that game. No matter what my friends say you are always my idol.”
Krentz continued by talking about how his room is full of Penguins stickers, and pictures of Crosby, and how he uses Crosby while playing the video games NHL 14 and 15. He ended the letter by saying he dreams about meeting Crosby one day.
The young Thompsonite’s love for hockey happened because of his dad, who used to play, and his collection of hockey cards.
Each day the players will have two ice times, as well as a dry land activity, and presentations for the children about bettering themselves off the rink. Krentz said he heard that other NHL players would be there too, which excites him.
The Krentz family is making a family holiday out of the trip, since they have to cover all the travelling and accommodation costs.
The camp is taking place at Cole Harbour Place, the same rink Crosby started on, from Aug 3-7.