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Father and son continue to play the sport they love together

Published: Dec. 24, 2020 at 1:05 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Ice hockey is not an easy game. It takes a lot of cardiovascular strength and energy, but for 46-year-old Luke Sarne, the game is his passion.

“[Hockey is a] ton of fun, great exercise,” Sarne said. “You get to get some aggressions out. It’s just a lot of fun.”

The Adult Hockey league at the Cheyenne Ice and Events Center has allowed Sarne to still play the sport that was a big part of his childhood.

“I grew up in Minnesota so it was easy for me [to be drawn to hockey],” Sarne said. “It’s just the way I grew up, the way I was raised and haven’t looked back.”

Sarne said there are multiple reasons that have kept him playing hockey in the Adult League, but the biggest one is that he gets to play with his favorite teammate: his son Wyatt.

“He coached me a lot of the years [I played hockey] whether it was peewee, bantam, high school, all of it,” Wyatt Sarne said. “And him and my mom came to every single game, every tournament and the fact that I get to play with him now is pretty special.”

For 21 years, Luke Sarne has participated in adult league hockey.

That means that some of the teammates that he played with in his 20′s are now still his teammates in Wyatt’s 20′s.

This has of course created room for the older guys to razz 22-year-old Wyatt.

“Being a lot younger than most of them, they’re always giving me a hard time,” Wyatt Sarne said. “But, there’s a certain level of competitiveness still. So, it’s not just typical run of the mill “let’s just go play hockey” we still push each other around a little bit.”

With that competitive spirit in mind, the Sarne family needs to work together to win on the ice.

That, however, is not a problem. The chemistry is naturally there and rec leagues are all about fun.

But for a dad his son to have the chance to team up to do what they love, that is what really matters.

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