WINTER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMESOLYMPIC REVIEW 53Below Kasperi is following in the footsteps of two generations of Kapanensthe Stanley Cup with the Calgary Flames in 1989. "There's a little bit of joking around between us, but he respects my decision and I'm glad that I play for the USA," says Ryan, who is inspired by his father's achievements. "He has his national jersey hanging up in our basement with the gold medal. It's pretty cool."Al, meanwhile, is not surprised that his son decided to take up the sport."If you look at a lot of former players, their kids are playing as well," he says. "They grew up in that environment and when we were playing we took the kids to the dressing room and they would go on the ice with us. It was only natural they would love the game and have a passion for it."Finland's Kasperi Kapanen, who won gold with his team-mates in the men's ice hockey in Innsbruck, was following an even greater family tradition by competing on an Olympic stage.His grandfather, Hannu Kapanen, played for Finland at the Innsbruck 1976 Winter Games while his father, Sami, also wore Finland's colours at the Lillehammer Games in 1994 and the Nagano Games in 1998."I've always watched the Olympic Games on television and I watched my dad play, but I never imagined I would find myself here," says the youngest Kapanen. "My goal is to play like my father. I watched him for so many years and I want to do everything like him. Of course you want to be like your dad, just a little bit better."Finland's ice hockey coach, Tomi Lamsa, was not surprised to see the 15-year-old play such a starring role for his country en route to the gold medal, simply saying, "I guess it is in his DNA." After winning Youth Olympic gold, it's clear that Kapanen and all the young athletes in Innsbruck have YOG-DNA too. ?