The work and school life balance-
how professional hockey player Carter Proft did it
By Joe Everson
More than five years after he began his first Athabasca University course and almost 8,000 km from where he completed most of his academic work, former Western Hockey League (WHL) scholar-athlete Carter Proft recently wrote the final examination of his final course in pursuit of a Bachelor of Commerce: Finance degree.
Proft played for three seasons in the WHL, mostly with the Spokane Chiefs after he was acquired from the Brandon Wheat Kings. He was a durable left-winger on the ice, playing in every regular-season game with the Chiefs during his final two seasons.