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  • Team USA Player Profiles: Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux


    Name: Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux

    Number: Monique -- #7; Jocelyne -- #17

    Position: F

    Shoots: Both are righties

    DOB: July 3, 1989

    Height: 5'6"

    Hometown: Grand Forks, N.D.

    College: University of North Dakota

    Twitter?: Yes -- @moniquelam7 and @JocelyneUSA17

    Notable: Both are graduates of notorious hockey prep school Shattuck-St. Mary's, leading the school to the USA Hockey U19 Championship three times (2005, 2006, 2007)... They have four older brothers, all of whom have played hockey at various levels... Monique graduated from UND as the second-leading point scorer in the history of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association with 265 points (including 113 goals)... surprise, surprise, Jocelyne IS the WCHA'S all-time leading scorer with 285 points... Monique and Jocelyne were the first and second-leading scorers, respectively, in their only year at the University of Minnesota in 2008-09.

    Men's hockey has the Sedin brothers. Women's hockey has the Lamoureux sisters.

    The siblings all grew up playing on a frozen backyard swamp, honing their skills and competing against each other, which stoked their ambition to become elite hockey players. That dedication continues today, through a successful prep school career at Shattuck-St. Mary's and a switch in universities from Minnesota to their home state, North Dakota.

    After a successful freshman year as Golden Gophers, the twins asked for a release and made the switch to UND, following in the steps of many of their family members. Their father, Jean-Pierre, led the Fighting Sioux to two national championships as a goaltender; mother Linda swam competitively at UND; and two brothers, Jean-Philippe and Mario, also played hockey. Jocelyne and Monique made the transition without missing a beat, redshirting the 2009-10 season to play for Team USA in Vancouver in 2010 (where they earned a silver medal) and then going on to win numerous honors throughout their college careers. By the time they graduated, they had completely dominated the WCHA -- doing so as a pair.

    Indeed, the Hockey Twins (as they've been dubbed) have never been without each other on the ice. Monique said this has led to a sort of automatic accountability system between the two:

    The twins have also been a part of USA Hockey since 2004, representing the U.S. at the Under-22 Series, the Four Nations Cup and the World Championships (winning gold in 2009, 2011 and 2013), as well as the Olympic Games. Both dynamic scorers, they can also get scrappy and are

    in the heat of a game. No matter what happens, though, they definitely make the game fun to watch.



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