it’s super important not to erase the heritage of players like auston and zach!! they’re providing crucial representation and they’re role models for kids of similar backgrounds. hockey is a very exclusive sport and it’s important that these kids know that not only can they play hockey, they can excel at it!! auston is important not only bc he is so damn good but because he’s mexican american and comes from a completely different market than most other players of his skill level! kids are/are going to look up to him for that! zach is important not only bc of all of his accomplishments but bc he’s one of few jewish players in the league! kids are/are going to look up to him for that! don’t erase their backgrounds, they are so crucial!