Before stepping on ice, Kraken teach hockey to Seattle kids

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BY TIM BOOTH
AP sports journalist

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Kraken has already begun introducing the basics of hockey to schools and youth programs in the region before the team even hits the ice for its first NHL season this fall. The Kraken are doing something different than what other teams have done in the past. A former teacher who works in Kraken’s front office has developed a hockey curriculum that is in line with elementary school physical education standards. The ball hockey program is expected to be deployed in a handful of schools in the Seattle area starting this school year.

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