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U.S. men's hockey coach Tony Granato: 'I still have a lot of Illinois in me'

U.S. men's hockey coach Tony Granato: 'I still have a lot of Illinois in me'

After a long career as a player and coach in the NHL, Downers Grove’s Tony Granato is the head coach of the U.S. men’s hockey team. Granato, now the coach at the University of Wisconsin, spoke with the Tribune’s Chris Kuc about growing up in a hockey family, watching sister Cammi win a gold medal in Nagano in 1998, coaching at his alma mater and what it means to him to head back to the Olympics after participating in the 1988 Games in Calgary as a player and the 2014 Games in Sochi as an assistant coach.

What was life like growing up in Downers Grove?

With my brothers, Don and Rob, and sister, Cammi, we had four of us in the family that played a ton of...

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