Local hockey players setting their sights on Olympics

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As the Olympics continue, a few local athletes are focused on the big picture.

William Brenner said, “I started when I was four and I started skating when I was two.”

And Brenner has been scoring ever since.

He said, “I score a lot, that’s a fact.”

It’s that winning attitude that sends players like Brenner to the ultimate international hockey game.

Many like Matt Henry start dreaming young.

Henry said, “I’ve always wanted to go to the Olympics.”

These young Oklahomans are already disciplined and giving it their all.

He said, “I probably put in five days-a-week skating. Fridays, I get up about six and go do a lesson at seven.”

For hockey moms like Beth Henry, it means a lot of work and patience.

She said, “It’s a lot of carrying things. It’s a lot of fueling your kiddo. There’s lots of time spent at the rink. You just bring a coat.”

But for Brenner and Henry, it’s worth the sweat.

Brenner said, “I love how it’s a fast game and scoring and playing hard.”

Henry said, “Just when I’m warming up before games, I feel amazing.”

Now this hockey mom is watching the Olympics with her little ones.

She said, “I’ve always told my kiddos to dream big because you never know where you’re going to end up.  I think those parents of those Olympic athletes probably thought the same thing.”