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WHO ARE...
Mark Beech
January 20, 2003
JILL LEGAULT AND CHARLENA REYNA
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January 20, 2003

Who Are...

JILL LEGAULT AND CHARLENA REYNA

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Where they've surfaced
The NHL's only female Zamboni drivers both work in the Western Conference's Pacific Division. Reyna, 30, clears the ice for the Stars at American Airlines Center; LeGault, also 30, smooths Arrowhead Pond for the Mighty Ducks. "I don't really feel like a pioneer or anything," says LeGault.

How they landed such cool gigs
Both began steering Zambonis to earn money for school. Reyna was a cashier at a Dallas ice rink while attending junior college, and, she says, "The ice always looked terrible, so one day I asked if I could drive the Zamboni." After a few years in the minors and two seasons as a Stars backup, she won the top job in 1999. LeGault started as a student at Michigan, at the school's Yost Arena. That led to Disney Ice in '95. Last year she was one of nine Zamboni drivers for the Olympics in Salt Lake City and worked the women's gold medal game.

Do they give a puck?
LeGault's an avid hockey fan, but Reyna's not: "Lots of times I go home and I don't even know who won," Reyna says.

How does California ice queen status play back home?
"My family's really proud," says LeGault. "My mom, she tells everybody, and my aunt tells people at the grocery store."

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