Cammi, 41, was a forward for the U.S. Olympic women's ice hockey team in 1998 and 2002. Tony, 47, played in the NHL for 14 years and is now an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
When 10-year-old Cammi Granato went to Chicago Blackhawks games, she imagined skating onto the ice with the team. She was already playing hockey with boys, so she figured she'd continue to do so as a pro. "We all dreamed of playing in college and the Olympics and for the Blackhawks," she says. "The hardest day was when I came to grips with the reality that two of those weren't possible for me." (Women's hockey wouldn't become an Olympic sport until Cammi was an adult.) Making matters worse, as she hit her teens the boys were getting bigger and the contact more fierce. Her mother suggested hockey might not be Cammi's best path. "She was such a great athlete," her brother Tony says, "so we hoped she'd fall in love with another sport." Cammi gave up hockey during her final two years of high school. "But she'd come home from volleyball or basketball and pick up her stick," says Tony, who helped stoke the fire by returning from national team camps with videotapes and training gear to share with little sis, who went on to play hockey at Providence College and eventually ended up in the Hockey Hall of Fame. "She had so much passion and love for the sport. It made her a pioneer."