Wisconsin Badgers head hockey coach will coach 2018 Olympic hockey teamSubmitted: 08/04/2017
Wisconsin Badgers head hockey coach will coach 2018 Olympic hockey team
Katie Leszcynski
Katie Leszcynski
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WISCONSIN - The Winter Olympics seem like a long ways off. But for the Wisconsin Badgers' Head Hockey Coach, Tony Granato, the time to start planning is now.

On Friday, Granato was named head coach for the 2018 U.S. Olympic team.

Granato played and then served as an assistant coach for the U.S. team, but this will be his first Olympics as head coach.

Other Badger connections on the team include general manager Jim Johannson, who played for Wisconsin.

Former Red Wing and Blackhawk Chris Chelios will serve as an assistant on Granato's staff.

The Games start February 9 on NBC.

There will be a Facebook Live event Saturday afternoon with Granato. Tune in to Newswatch 12 at 10 p.m. Saturday to hear from him.

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