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Moving picture: Rolling Meadows man shares love of hockey

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  • Gerry Dudziak of Rolling Meadows, the captain of "Gerry's Kids," an over-40 hockey team, passes the puck as an opponent closes in during a game in Park Ridge.

       Gerry Dudziak of Rolling Meadows, the captain of "Gerry's Kids," an over-40 hockey team, passes the puck as an opponent closes in during a game in Park Ridge.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Gerry Dudziak of Rolling Meadows, the captain of "Gerry's Kids," an over-40 hockey team, leads his team during a game in Park Ridge.

       Gerry Dudziak of Rolling Meadows, the captain of "Gerry's Kids," an over-40 hockey team, leads his team during a game in Park Ridge.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Dudziak instructs his granddaughter, Nina Griffiths, 8, left, also of Rolling Meadows, during a Mite Majors hockey practice at the West Meadows Ice Arena.

       Dudziak instructs his granddaughter, Nina Griffiths, 8, left, also of Rolling Meadows, during a Mite Majors hockey practice at the West Meadows Ice Arena.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Gerry Dudziak of Rolling Meadows smiles while coaching the hockey team of his granddaughter, Nina Griffiths. At right, Dudziak instructs his granddaughter, Nina Griffiths, 8, left, also of Rolling Meadows, during a Mite Majors hockey practice at the West Meadows Ice Arena.

       Gerry Dudziak of Rolling Meadows smiles while coaching the hockey team of his granddaughter, Nina Griffiths. At right, Dudziak instructs his granddaughter, Nina Griffiths, 8, left, also of Rolling Meadows, during a Mite Majors hockey practice at the West Meadows Ice Arena.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Dudziak laughs with his granddaughter, Nina Griffiths, after practice.

       Dudziak laughs with his granddaughter, Nina Griffiths, after practice.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Dudziak and his granddaughter, Nina, remove their skates after practice at the West Meadows Ice Arena.

       Dudziak and his granddaughter, Nina, remove their skates after practice at the West Meadows Ice Arena.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 

Hockey veteran gerry dudziak, 56, of rolling meadows is passing his love of the game down to his granddaughter as she competes in a league where most of the participants are boys. dudziak coaches his granddaughter, nina griffiths, 8, in the mite majors developmental league. "we really have a great time," dudziak said. "it's kind of bonded us together because we're both hockey players. she's kind of taken after grandpa."

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