KRAKEN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Kraken Hockey League is an adult (18+), all levels, co-ed recreational hockey league. Formerly the Greater Seattle Hockey League (GSHL), Kraken Hockey League play begins Fall 2021.
REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN FOR LATE-START/MID-SEASON STARTS. Register as a Free Agent and contact the league to get placed into an existing team. Several teams continue to look for new players throughout the season.
Kraken Hockey League games are played at Kraken Community Iceplex and rinks across the Seattle area including Kent, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, and Everett.
- Kent Valley Ice Center
- Olympic View Arena
- Lynnwood Ice Center
- Angel of the Winds Arena
- Xfinity Community Ice
- Accesso ShoWare Center
- Sprinker Recreation Center
SHOP FOR KRAKEN HOCKEY LEAGUE GEAR
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Place your order now. Order windows are:
- Order by Oct 28 for mid-November delivery
- Order by Nov 15 for mid-December delivery
Orders subject to min quantities. If group min orders are not met, someone from the sales team will contact you to suggest an alternative product.
PROGRAMS & SEASONS
This rec league divides its 100+ teams across divisions 1-8 and sub-divisions A-D based on skill level. We're pleased to have teams who have been playing with us for 20+ years and are equally excited to welcome new teams at any time in the season.
- Fall/Winter Season (September - April) includes 23 regular-season games plus double-elimination playoffs
- Summer season (May - August) includes 13 regular-season games plus single-elimination playoffs
Register as a full team or join as an individual player to be placed on a team.
This redraft program is a fun, relaxed program that is open to all skill levels ages 40 and up. Though it averages Division 5 or USA Hockey Level D (Intermediate) players.
- Fall Season (September - December) includes 14 regular-season games plus single-elimination playoffs (2 game guarantee)
- Winter Season (January - April) includes 14 regular-season games plus single-elimination playoffs (2 game guarantee)
- Summer Season (May - August) includes 14 regular-season games plus single-elimination playoffs (2 game guarantee)
Register as an individual player to be placed on a team.
If you haven't played before and want to get ready to join a league, classes run 8-10 weeks and will cover the fundamentals to prepare you to join a team.
In addition to regular league play, players can participate in tournaments in November, December and January including the Great Puckaroo Roundup Outdoor Tournament Series in Winthrop, Washington.
Tap into the energy and excitement of Seattle’s growing hockey community. A player pass to the Kraken Hockey League offers all players additional ways to be part of the historic launch of the NHL’s 32 franchise.
Annual $49 Player Pass benefits include:
- Access to join any of the Kraken Hockey League leagues, programs and clinics
- 2 free stick & puck sessions at Kraken Community Iceplex
- 1 complimentary skate sharpening at Kraken Community Iceplex
- Player specials at the 32 Bar & Grill
- Inaugural season player gift
- Priority access to exclusive Kraken Hockey League events and player development clinics
- Access to Great Puckaroo Roundup Tournament
- Access to tickets to Kraken Training Camp
GAME & LEAGUE FORMAT
Game Duration: Games are scheduled for 75-mins with 3x18-min periods. First 2 periods, run time. Third period, stop time.
Game Format: Standard 5v5 games. League provides 2 USA Hockey refs and 1 scorekeeper.
Divisions: Kraken Hockey League offers many divisions for players to choose from
- Division 1-2: Highly skilled players that have often played high school, college or professional hockey (A and B Level)
- Division 3-4: Intermediate players (C Level)
- Division 5-6: Experienced novice players (D Level)
- Division 7-8: New or novice players (E Level)
Play-off Format: Double-Elimination (2+ Games for Fall/Winter season)
Single-Elimination (1+ Game for Summer season)
Prizes: 1st & 2nd place prizes per division.
The league includes more than 2,000 registered players and 100+ teams across 16 divisions & subdivisions.
If you've played for years or never laced up skates, the league is inclusive to players of all skill levels and works hard to have parity within each division while offering a fun and competitive environment.
To best build competitive, evenly balanced games, we begin with pre-season skill level evaluation skates. Following these sessions, we host a draft event where captains of teams needing new players select players. Play is regularly monitored and players and/or teams can move up or down in skill levels as needed to keep parity.