New York, NY – August 11, 2015: The NWHL (National Women’s Hockey League) announced today the signing of two additional goaltenders to the league, Jenny Scrivens (Cornell) to the New York Riveters and Amanda Makela (Mercyhurst) to the Buffalo Beauts.
Jenny Scrivens, formally known as Jenny Niesluchowski, played for Cornell University from 2006 to 2009. The Camarillo, California native appeared in 52 games with a 3.06 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. In her junior year, she recorded two shutouts and a career high of 53 saves against Harvard in the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals. Scrivens finished her collegiate career with the Big Red with 1,336 saves in 2,744 minutes of play.
"I hope to provide leadership and strong work ethic both on and off the ice this season," said Scrivens. "Getting involved with community initiatives is important to me, and I look forward to giving back to the fans in Brooklyn for welcoming and supporting us."
Amanda Makela grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario and played at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. While playing for the Lakers, Makela appeared in 84 games with a 1.72 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. In her senior year, she went 20-8-3 with a 1.44 goals-against average, a .932 save percentage and also made 587 saves in over 1,796 minutes of play. Her junior year, Makela broke Mercyhurst’s single-season save record with 781 saves. She was also named 2015 College Hockey America Goaltender of the Year.
"The goalie position is such an important aspect of the game and I hope my handwork can bring confidence to the team, knowing that they can depend on me in any situation or any role that I might play," Makela said.
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