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On Second Thought

Ex-hockey player starts new life as nurse

They draped a ribbon over Jim Ennis’s neck Monday night in Worcester, but it wasn’t the kind of honor typically bestowed on ex-athletes. Only some 18 months removed from wearing the “C” as captain of the UMass-Boston hockey team, Ennis officially became a board-certified registered nurse, with that ribbon and shiny new RN pin that he earned from the UMass Medical School to prove it.

“It’s not like it’s an Olympic medal or anything,’’ said Ennis, who was “pinned’’ along with 27 other proud students, including three men, in the campus ceremony at the Albert Sherman Center. “But it’s definitely a huge milestone in my life.’’

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