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Hockey has long been dominated by white men. These players hope to create a more inclusive future for the sport

Eleven-year-old Madisen Grudzien, center, and the Lady Admirals listen to coach Andrea Finatti during practice at Olympic View Arena in Mountlake Terrace on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Young players and coaches are creating a future where hockey is more accessible and diverse.

Now that the Kraken has arrived in Seattle, players in junior leagues, sled hockey teams, and LGBTQ+ players hope the increased exposure the sport gets in our area will help attract a more diverse player base for hockey.

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