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2 Filipino American brothers advance to National Hockey playoffs

Two Filipino American brothers will be advancing Fil Am representation on the ice rink during the upcoming National Hockey League playoffs, reported the Inquirer.

Nicholas Richardson and the Toronto Maple Leafs qualified for the playoffs when their closest three competitors all lost on Thursday.

A day earlier, older brother Jason Robertson and the Dallas Stars became the first team in the Western Conference to clinch a playoff spot.

Jason tallied an impressive 77 points in 76 regular season games while Nicholas totaled an impressive 24 points in just 51 regular season games.

According to Wikipedia, Jason Richardson was named to the top All-Rookie Team in the 2020-21 season and came in second for the coveted Calder Memorial Trophy given to the league’s top rookie. He is also the first person in the NHL to record a hat trick in two consecutive games. That’s the rare feat of scoring three goals in one game.

In 2020, Nicholas became the youngest person in the NHL to play in the qualifiers and the postseason since 1996. He even scored his first goal in the qualifiers that same year in 2020.

The Robertson are Filipino on their mother’s side and Scottish on their father’s side.

It was just last season that two Filipino competed against each other in the playoffs, reports Phil Star. Jason Robertson clashed with Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild. Dumba is Filipino on his mother’s side and Romanian and German on his father’s side. The Stars won the series 4-2.

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