SEATTLE — KING 5 announced today coverage plans to live broadcast four pre-season Seattle Kraken games in September and October, strengthening the station’s commitment to local sports coverage.
Seattle’s inaugural hockey team and the National Hockey League’s newest franchise will play six preseason games, three away and three at “home” in Spokane, Everett and Kent. Two away games and one “home” game will broadcast live on KONG, and one “home” game will broadcast live on KING.
“KING 5 has a proud history of dedicated local sports reporting, and we’re looking forward to providing that for our audience during the Seattle Kraken’s inaugural season,” said KING 5 news director Julie Wolfe. “Our commitment to delivering in-depth and exciting coverage of the Seattle Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena is shared by every member of our news and local programming teams, and we’re eager to bring that to the hockey community and beyond.”
KING 5’s Seattle Kraken coverage is unmatched in the market. Chief reporter Chris Daniels has spent years covering the quest for an NHL franchise in Seattle, and the station has produced two special programs; Rise of the Kraken and Release the Kraken.
The game on KING 5 on Friday, October 1, will include a live pregame show, intermission and post-game coverage, hosted by the KING 5 team from Everett’s Angels of the Winds Arena. A complete coverage schedule can be found below:
Seattle Kraken at Edmonton Oilers: Tuesday, September 28 -- Live on KONG, 6-9 p.m.
Seattle Kraken at Calgary Flames: Wednesday, September 29 -- Live on KONG, 6-9 p.m.
Seattle Kraken vs Edmonton Oilers @ Everett: Friday, October 1 -- Live on KING 5, 7-10 p.m. Pre-game show Live on KING 5 6:30-7 p.m.
Seattle Kraken vs Calgary Flames @ Kent: Saturday, October 2 -- Live on KONG, 7-10 p.m.