Here’s an autographed upgrade from a respectful and stand up kid, Dominick Sacco @dominoochh -
1. Dom is a speedy, dynamic Filipino American forward from Brooklyn, New York. His father was one of the valiant @nypd first responders during the 9/11 attacks.
2. Dom had a distinguished junior career that began in the @ushl in 2011-12 with the @omahalancers, where he racked up 10 points in 24 games. The following season, he suited up for 6 games with the Lancers before transferring to the EJHL to play at home with the @applecorejunior, where he notched 18 points in 16 games.
3. Dom then returned to the USHL with the @officiallincolnstars, where he served as an assistant captain and scored 52 points in 112 games from 2013-15.
4. After another season split between the USHL’s @muskegonjacks and @na3hl @aviatorhockeyclub, he recorded a scorching 49 points in 15 games for the Aviators.
5. Dom went on to play 4 years of Division III @ncaaicehockey hockey with @sncathletics, where he tallied 97 points, won 2 league championships, and served as an assistant captain for 2 seasons. After graduating with a degree in Communications, Dom took a year off before turning pro in the @echlhockey, where he suited up for the @scstingrayshockey (scoring 9 points in 24 games) and the @jaxicemen (notching a point in 2 games) this season before taking a break from hockey. He also serves as a mentor for minority athletes through @hpocmovement.
More importantly, Dom’s thoughtful letter expressing appreciation for this account goes beyond words. While this account tries to raise awareness of the many Asians who have risen to the higher ranks of hockey, it wouldn’t exist if not for the courage, sacrifice, and determination of the featured players. As an Asian who’s played the game for three decades, we’ve all encountered racial attacks and setbacks, but these players set amazing examples for the next generation in showing them that such obstacles can be overcome. Hopefully, the blanket statement, “There are no Asians in hockey” will become an easily discredited view of an ignorant past. Dom’s touching words are the very reason I created this account, and I hope it will continue to educate and inspire everyone: the casual fan who’s never skated before, the kid playing juniors in the Midwest, the grizzled pro playing overseas, and the retired pro whose name will always live on this account.
Thank you, Dom, for making your tremendous mark on the game, and I wish you continued success whether the next move is on or off the ice.