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New women's hockey league is a real pro for players such as Jenny Scrivens

New women's hockey league is a real pro for players such as Jenny Scrivens

Jenny Scrivens was so excited to get her first professional hockey paycheck that she immediately tried to document the occasion with a photograph.

"It was a blurry picture of me twirling around on my swivel chair at the office," she said, laughing. "I think the moment is still sinking in and certainly the magnitude of getting paid to play hockey as a female athlete is still sinking in."

Scrivens, a Camarillo native, played goal at Cornell, where she met her husband, NHL goalie Ben Scrivens. She thought her playing days were over and had turned to coaching and public relations work. The launch of the National Women's Hockey League this season inspired her to...

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