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KUSA - One of the young hockey players from Arvada featured on 9NEWS in March, passed away Thursday.

"I miss you so much! Thank you for sharing one last 3 a.m. snack time on your last day with me, I cherish every moment we shared. So much love, I will remain forever your proud dad!" Ian's father Wesley said on a page dedicated to the 14-year-old.

When 9NEWS photojournalist Tom Cole set out to do a story about the return of hockey after the lock-out, he met two teenage hockey players from Arvada.

While Ian and Logan Piz didn't know each other, they knew exactly what the other was going through: a cancer fight.

Watch the video above to hear these two young hockey players from Arvada discovered the bond they both shared.