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KIRO 7 Hockey 101

The Seattle Thunderbirds and KIRO 7 Sports Director Chris Francis have partnered on a weekly hockey segment on evening sportscasts called Hockey 101.

Each week Francis and T-Birds head coach Matt O’Dette will use highlights from 2020 NHL Playoff games to educate and inform sports fans on different facets of hockey. New segments air on Fridays each week around 5:45pm and will do so until at least mid-November.

We have links to the Hockey 101 segment below as well a longer interview O’Dette and Francis did for the specific segment.

Segment 1 – Goals – Aired September 4, 2020 – Watch Segment Matt O’Dette Interview with Chris Francis
Segment 2 – Positions – Aired September 11, 2020 – Watch Segment Matt O’Dette Interview with Chris Francis
Segment 3 – Lines – Aired September 18, 2020 – Watch SegmentMatt O’Dette Interview with Chris Francis
Segment 4 – Goalies – Aired September 25, 2020 – Watch SegmentMatt O’Dette Interview with Chris Francis
Segment 5 – Stanley Cup – Aired October 2, 2020 – Watch SegmentMatt O’Dette Interview with Chris Francis
Segment 6 – NHL Draft – Aired October 9, 2020 – Watch SegmentMatt O’Dette Interview with Chris Francis
Segment 7 – Faceoffs – Aired October 16, 2020 – Watch SegmentMatt O’Dette Interview with Chris Francis
Segment 8 – Hockey Operations Staff – Aired October 23, 2020 – Watch Segment Matt O’Dette Interview with Chris Francis
Segment 9 – Offsides – Airs October 30, 2020

The weekly segments will introduce sports fans to aspects of hockey that include roster makeup, line changes, faceoffs, icing, offsides, penalties, special teams, coaching, hockey fundamentals, hockey terminology, position responsibilities, and player training.

When possible, Francis hopes to use 2020 NHL Playoffs highlights that spotlights WHL U.S. Division alumni.

If you are not able to view the KIRO 7 Hockey 101 series live, we will link to the segment on this page and on our social media platforms the day after it airs.

Follow Chris Francis on Twitter. Follow Matt O’Dette on Twitter.

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Head Coach Matt O'Dette talks with Chris Francis via Zoom for the KIRO 7 Hockey 101 series.
Head Coach Matt O’Dette talks with Chris Francis via Zoom for the KIRO 7 Hockey 101 series.