The Seattle Thunderbirds are excited to partner with KIRO 7 Sports Director Chris Francis on the debut of 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.
The first segment to be broadcast will cover “Goals” and will air on the KIRO 7 evening newscast on Friday, September 4, at approximately 5:45 pm. New segments will air on Fridays each week around the same time for the next several months.
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.