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Winning Ticket for Whatcom County Youth Hockey
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Winning Ticket for Whatcom County Youth Hockey

Bellingham resident and Kraken season ticket member donates 50-50 raffle winnings to increase access to hockey in his community — by Bob Condor When Bellingham resident Parker Sutton and a friend attended the Oct. 15 Kraken home opener, Sutton noticed the team was launching the Seattle Kraken 50/50 Raffle, presented by Washington’s Lottery. The raffle…

December 22, 2022
[Tacoma Weekly] Kraken Brings Free Hockey Clinic To Eastside Youth
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[Tacoma Weekly] Kraken Brings Free Hockey Clinic To Eastside Youth

“Metro Parks Tacoma and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to host a free floor hockey clinic for youth with the Seattle Kraken 1-3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Eastside Community Center. Hundreds will gather at Eastside Community Center to hear the tap-tap-tap of sticks, and watch their young hockey hopefuls make a slapshot, a wicked wrister or…

December 7, 2022
[South Seattle Emerald] Revitalized Skyway Park Reopens!
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[South Seattle Emerald] Revitalized Skyway Park Reopens!

“On Sunday, Oct. 9, Skyway community members joined King County Executive Dow Constantine and County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay at a community event to celebrate the completion of the $3.9 million improvement project. Representatives from the Seattle Kraken hosted a hockey workshop, gear giveaway, and offered tickets to a regular season game.” — Read more here….

October 13, 2022
Launch Pad: Driedger’s Keepers
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Launch Pad: Driedger’s Keepers

Chris Driedger’s new initiative will make it easier to learn how to be a goaltender by providing loaner equipment for young hockey players — by Alison Lukan If you’re a goaltender, you need a lot of gear. But, as Chris Driedger began his journey towards becoming an NHL netminder, he spent his first three years playing the…

October 2, 2022
[Seattle Kraken] Making Huge Strides on Ice
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[Seattle Kraken] Making Huge Strides on Ice

“Kraken Skating Academy is haven for newcomers on ice and inspiration for future hockey players and figure skaters across the state. First-year participation numbers prove the case…Kraken Skating Academy stats include 55 percent female participation. Of kids progressing in the program, 365 graduates moved on to hockey participation while 83 are part of figure skating…

August 25, 2022
From Start to Strong Finish
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From Start to Strong Finish

Three classes from Refugee Women’s Alliance began learning to skate at Kraken Community Iceplex in October. This week, the 3- to 5-year-old skaters graduated and celebrated — by Bob Condor The cheerful din at the NHL team’s practice rink at Kraken Community Iceplex started long before gaggles of pre-kindergarten children, ages 3 to 5, skated and…

July 5, 2022
[NHL.com] Black Girl Hockey Club Awards $29,000 in Scholarships
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[NHL.com] Black Girl Hockey Club Awards $29,000 in Scholarships

“The Black Girl Hockey Club has awarded $29,000 in summer scholarships to nine players as part of its ongoing effort to make the sport more accessible to women of color…The proceeds for the awards come from the BGHC Scholarship Fund, which includes an $11,000 donation from the One Roof Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the…

June 3, 2022