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Locked On Kraken is a daily podcast covering the 32nd NHL team! Host and freelancer journalist Erica L. Ayala (The New York Times, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, and more) helped the then NHL Seattle franchise launch the Seattle Kraken brand back in July 2020. Starting July 2021, she will bring you the latest Seattle Kraken news five days a week. Locked on Kraken will kick-off July 1st to get the Squid Squad ready for the 2021 Expansion Draft and Amateur Draft. We will also do a deep dive into ...
 
The Founding 4 Podcast is an NWHL-centric women's hockey podcast hosted by Erica L. Ayala. Listen to players chat about the latest news, biggest games, and history of the women's pro league. In 2015, the National Women’s Hockey League brought the first professional women’s hockey league to the United States. The NWHL started with four founding teams: Boston Pride, Connecticut Whale, Buffalo Beauts, and the New York Riveters.
 
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Calle Jarnkrok scored but a wild finish and a Connor McDavid OT goal send "ya boi boi" and the Calgary Flames packing. Locked on Flames and Locked on Oilers hosts recap Game 5 In other news, the Hurricanes win at home and send the series back to Madison Square Garden. Locked on Canes and Locked on Rangers hosts tell you who showed up and who didn't…
 
Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis says he will take the best player available at #4 in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Well, who is the best in the Draft and who will be the best available at #4? Host Erica L. Ayala drops a few of her favorites ahead of the NHL Combine happening in Buffalo. Later in the show, we'll take you to LOcked on Avalanch…
 
We're getting close to the hire in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! We take you to the local experts from Locked on Panthers, Locked on Rangers, Locked on Avalance, LOcked on Flames, and Locked on Oilers for updates on their teams. Who is eliminated? Who is on the brink on advancing? Who has the most momentum? Erica L. Ayala recaps where we stand in Round…
 
Nazem Kadri is the victim of racist attacks and some NHL fans think this is a laughing matter?! Locked on Kraken host Erica L. Ayala goes on an absolute rant about what is and isn't "soft." Backy to actual hockey news: The Springfield Thunderbirds blank the Charlotte Checkers. Erica recaps the shot selection and what coach Kinnear had to say after …
 
Happy Friday Kraken Nation! We have a lot of great stuff to catch up on, including the Seattle Kraken Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month, the amazing work One Roof Foundation does, and how to watch playoff hockey at Kraken Community Iceplex. Host Erica L. Ayala also recaps the latest scored and schedules for the NHL Stanley Cup Playo…
 
What a WILD night of hockey in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs! The Canes defeated the Rangers in overtime and the Flames lost a four-goal lead but somehow still win the game with a NINE SPOT. Hear from the four Locked on hosts recap Game 1 in the Edmonton vs Calgary and New York vs Carolina series. Speaking of the Calgary Flames, is Johnny Hockey on…
 
We're headed into Round 2 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs! Ya Boi-Boi Calle Jarnkrok is the lone member of the Seattle Kraken OGs in the Stanley Cup chase. Let's recap who is in, who is out, and what to expect the rest of the way. Yesterday was Jordan Eberle's birthday! Let's hear what the alternate captain thought about the first-ever Seattle Kra…
 
Happy Friday Kraken Crew! Today marks the start of the 2022 IIHF Men's World Championships and four members of the Seattle Kraken are representing their countries. We'll take you through the rosters and schedule for the tournament. Today, we'll also tap you into the exit interviews with Ryan Donato and Matty Beniers after the inaugural Seattle Krak…
 
The Seattle Kraken holds the #4 overall pick and 11 others in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. What will Ron Francis, a one-time #4 pick, do with his second 1st round pick in Seattle Kraken history? Host Erica L. Ayala recaps Ryan S. Clark's analysis of the situation in this #GoodReads segment. Erica also takes us back to the exit interviews with Alex Wen…
 
Ahead of Tuesday night's 2022 NHL Draft Lottery, the Seattle Kraken have 12 picks in the upcoming NHL Draft and over 30 in the next three drafts. Host Erica L. Ayala takes you into the post-Draft Lottery media availability with Seattle Kraken general manager Ron Francis. Hear from Ron and get Erica's immediate analysis on what the Kraken will shop …
 
Did you miss the Locked on NHL LIVE Roundtable featuring Locked on Kraken host Erica L. Ayala? No worries. Watch the recap here. Laura Saba (Locked on Canadiens) hosted Robyn Leaño (Locked on Coyotes), Russ Cohen (Locked on Flyers), and Erica L. Ayala to talk about Top Prospects, who their team might Draft, and what to expect in the offseason. You …
 
Happy Monday, folks! Here's hoping your weekend was filled with love. Host Erica l. Ayala is back to get you ready for tomorrow's NHL Draft Lottery! Learn what picks the Seattle Kraken have for the next three years and what this could mean for free agency. We continue our exit interview conversations with defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. Jamie talks abou…
 
On this episode, we check in with veterans Jaden Schwartz and Adam Larsson after their first season with the Seattle Kraken. Schwartz opens up and his injury struggles and Larsson talks about mentoring younger defenders throughout his career. Host Erica L. Ayala recaps the schedule to unveil the NHL Awards Finalists. Jaden Schwartz is nominated for…
 
After the news of Andrew Allen's contract not being renewed, we're continuing Seattle Kraken exit interviews for the 2021-22 season with goaltenders Chris Driedger and Philipp Grubauer. The duo had very different seasons; Driedger struggled with his health early and that put a lot of the growing pains on Grubauer's shoulders. Just like every other …
 
The Seattle Kraken season might be over but the fun has just begun. This is a new team with lots of pieces to make a splash in free agency. The Kraken made their first move by announcing they will not resign goaltending coach Andrew Allen. Hear from Ron Francis and Dave Hakstol about the move. We'll also kick off our exit interviews roundup with Br…
 
The Seattle Kraken fell to the Winnepeg Jets in their final game of their first-ever NHL season. Host Erica L. Ayala breaks down the loss and the last Seattle Kraken win of the first season. Hear from Yanni Gourde, Jared McCann, and Dave Hakstol in today's episode. Erica also goes over the Stanley Cup Playoff First Round matchups and BetOnline odds…
 
The Seattle Kraken return to the PNW but remain on the road Tuesday night as they take on the Vancouver Canucks for the 4th and final time this season. Erica L. Ayala is joined by Justin Pooni, host of Locked on Kraken, for this special #Squadcast GAME DAY Preview. Can the Canucks sweep the season series? What will free agency look like for Ron Fra…
 
All Hail Bardown Beauties! Alexis Pearson wins our friendly wager after the Minnesota Wild embarrasses the Seattle Kraken in a 6-3 win Friday night. Alexis wins our social media wager and bragging rights as the Wild march into the playoffs. The Kraken also dropped a 3-2 game to Dallas before returning home ahead of a game against Pacific Division r…
 
A few hours after news broke that Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens legend and Hockey Hall of Famer, had passed away at the age of 70, Locked On Canadiens hosts Scott Matla and Laura Saba recorded a special bonus ad-free episode to share their immediate reaction. They reflected on the legacy he leaves behind and tried to contextualize the loss of a f…
 
Welcome to the first Firebirds Friday! Host of Locked on Kraken, Erica L. Ayala, welcomes Zoe Hickel of the Coachella Valley Firebirds to the show. After helping the Ohio State Women's Hockey Team to their first NCAA Championship in program history earlier this year, Hickel joined the Firebirds staff as the manager of hockey programming & community…
 
Our teenagers are growing up! It wasn't a perfect game, but it was a solid win for the Seattle Kraken as they earned a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Philipp Grubauer gets the win against his former team. Kole Lind, Jordan Eberle, and Yanni Gourde get the three 1st period goals to earn the win. Host Erica L. Ayala breaks down the win and …
 
It's a Seattle Kraken GAME DAY! Host Erica L. Ayala discusses the matchup against the Colorado Avalanche, the celebration of NHL Green night on 4/20, and – TRIGGER WARNING – the NHLPA statement about their third party investigation of the Kyle Beach allegations against Brad Aldrich. HelloFresh Go to HelloFresh.com/lockedon16 and use code lockedon16…
 
Happy Monday and happy Seattle Kraken GAME DAY! Before the Senators roll into Climate Pledge Arena, let's hear from Matty Beniers and Dave Hakstol after the OT shootout win over the New Jersey Devils. Also, host Erica L. Ayala teases a new segment focused on our forthcoming AHL team, the Coachella Valley Firebirds. Our first interview with the Fire…
 
Happy Jackie Robinson Day! The Seattle Kraken host the New Jersey Devils tomorrow and host Erica L. Ayala gets you ready for the game. She also revisits a previously unreleased conversation with Epiosde 100 guest Everett Fitzhugh about the Black Hockey History museum rolling into the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Finally, did you know the special…
 
Host Erica L. Ayala has covered Matty Beniers during the 2021 virtual Draft, the 2021-22 NCAA season, the 2022 Olympics, the 2022 Men's Frozen Four, and now for his NHL debut with the Seattle Kraken. Learn more about Beniers from his Michigan teammates and what the summer holds in store for the #2 overall pick and first-ever Seattle Kraken draft pi…
 
Enjoy the continued coverage of the Men's Frozen Four on Locked on Kraken! Host Erica L. Ayala invites Sarah Avampato (Locked on Kings), Jason Hernandez (Locked on Ducks), and broadcaster Kelly Schultz on the show for a special squadcast ahead of the #MFrozenFour semifinals at TD Garden. Sarah & Jason discuss their team's prospects and Kelly makes …
 
It's a SEATTLE KRAKEN GAME DAY and #MFrozenFour eve! Michigan forward and Seattle Kraken prospect Matthew "Matty" Beniers has returned to Massachusetts with Michigan for a shot at the 2022 NCAA National Championship. Host Erica L. Ayala reports LIVE from TD Garden. Hear an exclusive 1-on-1 interview with Beniers, and both Denver and Michigan discus…
 
The puck drops on the 2022 Men's Frozen Four this week! Jay Forster from Locked on Blue Jackets joins the show to preview the Denver Pioneers vs Michigan Wolverines. The Men's Frozen Four begins Thursday, April 7th at 5:00 pm ET at TD Garden. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! HelloFresh Go to HelloFresh.com/lockedon16 and use code lockedon16 f…
 
On Friday, we asked, "Who's your goalie?" Did we get the answer on Sunday against Dallas? Hear from Seattle Kraken forward Ryan Donato, head coach Dave Hakstol, and starting goalie Chris Driedger after Sunday's 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars. Host Erica L. Ayala also breaks down Hakstol's comments about working with AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Chec…
 
It's a Seattle Kraken GAME DAY. We host the Vegas Golden Knights once again before traveling to take on a top Dallas Stars team. Host Erica L. Ayala takes you to Kraken practice and morning skate media featuring Haydn Fleury, Jordan Eberle, and head coach Dave Hakstol. Also, next week we'll be talking more about NCAA Men's Frozen Four and our first…
 
Hockey is as much mental as it is physical, if not more. Seattle Kraken goalie Chris Driedger seems to have settled into his role with the NHL Expansion team and has recently updated his routine. Hear Chris talk about his decision to meet with a sports psychologist and its impact on his game. Host Erica L. Ayala also recaps the PHF Isobel Cup Final…
 
Happy GAME DAY! The 2022 NHL Playoffs are long gone for the Seattle Kraken and the Vegas Golden Knights are fighting for their lives. Tonight the Battle of the Expansion Teams commences at Climate Pledge Arena featuring Tony Cordasco of Locked on VGK. This will be the first of two consecutive games and three total to close the inaugural NHL season …
 
Host of Locked on Kraken Erica L. Ayala recaps the 4-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Get to hear from head coach Dave Hakstol, newcomer and goal scorer Daniel Sprong, and Derrick Pouliot. #LockedonKraken #ericalayala #SEAKraken Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and y…
 
Who remains from the inaugural Seattle Kraken roster? What trades did Ron Francis win? What trades did the Seattle Kraken lose? How will any acquired players impact the roster? Host Erica L. Ayala goes LIVE to recap the first trade deadline in Seattle Kraken history with clips from general manager Ron Francis. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!…
 
Jordan Eberle and Dave Hakstol discuss the 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Calle Jarnkrok trade, and more. Host Erica L. Ayala also discusses the upcoming Black Girl Hockey Club x Seattle Kraken meet-up and "Behind the Front" by Kimberly Sass. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a ca…
 
Ha! We thought this was gonna be a GIO SHOW! What an awkward Seattle Kraken GAME DAY. Captain Mark Giordano is a healthy scratch on the day Climate Pledge Arena celebrates his 1000th NHL game. Ya boi boi Calle Jarnkrok was dealt to the Calgary Flames for three Draft Picks. Also, Matty Beniers and the Michigan Wolverines are GOOD AT HOCKEY. No Mark …
 
Host Erica L. Ayala is fired up, but not in a good way after the Seattle Kraken drop a winnable game to Ottawa 4-3 in overtime. Hear from Ryan Donato, Jared McCann, and Dave Hastol after another disappointing loss on the road. Plus, stick around for trade deadline talk regarding Calle Jarnkrok and Mark Giordano. Bye-Bye to the Boi Boi Calle? Suppor…
 
Host Erica L. Ayala is back to discuss the Jared McCann contract extension, the UFAs and RFAs on the Seattle Kraken roster, and what YOU OTTA KNOW about the Senators before the puck drops tonight. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15…
 
The Seattle Kraken went winless in their first two games of the 5-game homestand. Host Erica L. Ayala recaps the weekend, talks about B1G Conference play, and makes a special announcement. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and y…
 
Riding our win against the Predators, the Kraken are looking to keep it rolling on the road. Host Erica L. Ayala previews the weekend back-to-back against the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes. Erica also discusses B1G scoring champion and #2 overall Kraken Draft Pick Matty Beniers as he and the Michigan Wolverines host Michigan State…
 
Colin Blackwell lifts the Kraken past the Nashville Predators and ends the 7-game winless streak at Climate Pledge Arena on Kraken Day. Hear Blackwell talk about his line and the playing of the Ukrainian National Anthem before puck drop on Wednesday night. Ron Francis talks about NHL Free Agency and Dave Hakstol scoffs at the idea the Kraken has or…
 
Locked on Predators co-host Ann Kimmel joins the show to talk Nashville at Kraken and the NHL Trade Deadline. We also discuss the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the impact on NHL players and the Paralympics set to kick off this week. NHL Statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine Ryan S. Clark on Donato and other trade deadline d…
 
Host Erica L. Ayala is back and celebrates Black History & Women's History Month with a special giveaway. Plus, let's start talking about the NHL Trade Deadline and Free Agency. Stay tuned for the announcement of a special GIVEAWAY! NOTE: Please forgive technical difficulties. The trade deadline conversation will continue all week! I will also give…
 
The USA men's hockey team opens the Olympic tournament in Beijing with an 8-0 win against hosts China. Matty Beniers scored a goal and Sean Farrell recorded five points in the game. Host Erica L. Ayala was in the building and brings you sounds from the postgame media scrum. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar…
 
The Seattle Kraken take on the Arizona Coyotes at Climate Pledge Arena. The men's Olympics tournament kicked off and Matty Beniers and Team USA are set to face China in their first game of the preliminaries. Erica L. Ayala gets you ready for both! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy b…
 
Your favorite podcast at the 2022 Winter Olympics Erica L. Ayala recaps the women's preliminary game between the USA and Canada, Matty Beniers and the USA men's hockey scrimmage against Canada, the Seattle Kraken Showcase, and more! Get to know Ann-Renee Desbiens Joel Johnson apologies for poor PP at Women's Worlds Seattle Kraken Showcase Support U…
 
Every four years, folks get really ignorant about what is good and "bad" for women's ice hockey. The latest Toronto Star article crossed my timeline and I decided to get a little creative with a recent interview with USA alternate captain Hilary Knight. NOTE: This is not a real conversation, this is my artistic expression of what a conversation bet…
 
Chris Driedger gets engaged, Joonas Donskoi gets his first goal, and Marie-Philip Poulin is named the top women's hockey player by a TSN panel of experts, including Locked on Kraken host Erica L. Ayala Women's Olympic Hockey Tournament schedule TSN: Top 25 women's hockey players of today Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is…
 
Your daily host Erica L. Ayala once again dispatches from Beijing ahead of the Seattle Kraken at Boston Bruins. Erica breaks down roster changes, stats, facts, and more to get you ready for puck drop. Erica also kicks off Black History Month by reflecting on the chance to see the Bruins retire Willie O'Ree's jersey last month. Winter Olympic Mascot…
 
Erica L. Ayala has arrived in Beijing and will be giving her daily Seattle Kraken updates from the 2022 Winter Olympics. Today, she recaps the 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers and what to expect from Locked on NHL during the Winter Olympics. Finally, Locked on Predators co-host Ann Kimmel returns to break down the USA Sled Hockey Paralympic roster.…
 
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