Chicago Wolves Player Franco ’20 Creates Program to Give Back to Military Service Members, Families

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Dominic Franco ’20 is in his first season with the Wolves and has been playing in the American Hockey League since 2020 — something he wasn’t sure would happen as early as it did.

“I was super fortunate. I think it was my senior year that they changed the rule and allowed us to play. I definitely wasn’t expecting it,” Franco said.

Franco is an Army West Point graduate, who became the first player to sign a professional hockey contract with the Rochester Americans upon graduating from a military service academy.

“You traditionally go and start your service and then at two-year mark could try to make a decision to go play. It had been a while, and now there’s, I think there’s four of us still playing so it’s awesome just to see guys getting the chance,” Franco said.

The 6 foot 5 inch forward’s talent immediately caught the eye of head coach Bob Nardella.

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