Organist from iconic ‘Slap Shot’ movie begins first real life hockey gig playing at Kraken games

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The Seattle Times

SEATTLE — Rod Masters was only 10 when taught to play Lady of Spain on piano and organ in his native Ohio, never realizing he’d someday popularize the 1931 Tolchard Evans classic for generations of hockey fans. In fact, Masters, 66, who’s quietly spent the past decade living in Edmonds, is arguably hockey’s most famous organ player who has never worked an actual game. That’s about to change Saturday when the foil for actor Paul Newman’s character in the Hollywood cult classic movie “Slap Shot” sets up at Climate Pledge Arena as the Kraken’s new in-house organist. “I can’t believe it,” Masters …

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