KAREN KOCH / by Molly Schiot

Karen Koch was the first professional female hockey player in North America.Ultimately though her career would be brief. She signed a contract for $40 per game which made her the first professional female hockey player in North AmericaShe would be cut with 10 games left in the season with the official reason that she refused to wear a protective goalie mask.

Karen Koch was the first professional female hockey player in North America.Ultimately though her career would be brief. She signed a contract for $40 per game which made her the first professional female hockey player in North AmericaShe would be cut with 10 games left in the season with the official reason that she refused to wear a protective goalie mask.