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Jocelyne Lamoureux
Jocelyne-Lamoureux
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
159 lb (72 kg)
WCHA
WCHA Team
Minnesota
North Dakota
Born July 3 1989 (1989-07-03) (age 27),
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Pro Career 2008 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for the Flag of the United States United States
Silver 2010 Vancouver Tournament

Jocelyne Lamoureux (born July 3, 1989) is an American ice hockey forward. She was named to the United States women’s ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics along with her twin sister Monique, winning a silver medal.[1] Both sisters have dual American and Canadian citizenship. [2] Lamoureux plays NCAA hockey for the University of North Dakota.

Playing careerEdit

  • Jocelyne and her twin sister were both all-state in soccer as teenagers.[3] Together, they played on the Peewee A Boys' team in 2001-02 team at twelve years old (called the Wheat Kings) and led them to the North Dakota State Hockey championship. Afterwards, they accepted a scholarship to Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep in Minnesota, the same school that Sidney Crosby played at.[4] At Shattuck-St. Mary’s, the Lamoureux sisters led the school to four state titles and three national championships (2005, 2006 and 2007). In her freshman year, she accumulated 102 points (47 goals, 55 assists) in 60 games in 2004-05. The following season, she had 137 points (68 goals, 69 assists) in 59 games to place second on the team in points and first in goals. In 2006-07, she ranked second on the team with 131 points (65 goals, 66 assists), and tallied 107 points (42 goals, 65 assists) in 27 games as a senior

Minnesota Golden GophersEdit

As a Freshman in 2008-09, she finished second on the team and fourth in the nation with 65 points (28 goals, 37 assists). The Gophers appeared in the NCAA Women's Frozen Four. At season’s end, she was earned All-WCHA First Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team honors.

North Dakota Fighting SiouxEdit

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In action with her twin sister for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux

In 2009, Jocelyne and her sister transferred from Minnesota to North Dakota. The reason for the transfer to their home state was attributed to the fact that North Dakota hired Brian Idalski, a former coach at the USA Hockey Development Camps.[5]

USA Hockey Edit

Her first exposure to USA Hockey was at the USA Hockey Player Development Camp. She ended up being a four-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2004–07). She was a two-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2008–09) and a member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the 2008 Under-22 Series. She led the team with two goals. Lamoureux also participated as a two-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (1st-2008, 2nd-2006). Recently, she was a member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship that won gold.[6] Currently, she is a member of the 2009–10 United States national women's ice hockey team. Jocelyne and her sister, Monique Lamoureux will be the first set of twins ever to play women's ice hockey in the Olympics.[7]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2008-09 WCHA finalist, Pre-season Rookie of the Year[8]
  • All-WCHA First Team, 2009
  • WCHA All-Rookie Team, 2009[9]
  • WCHA Player of the Week (Week of January 23, 2012)[10]

PersonalEdit

Her father Jean-Pierre was a backup goaltender at the University of North Dakota from 1979-83.[11] Besides her twin sister, Lamoureux has four brothers. Jean-Philippe led the Lincoln Stars to the Clark Cup as a teenager and played for Team USA in the 2004 Viking Cup. In addition, he is in the Buffalo Sabres system. He was the 2008-09 Goalie of the Year in the East Coast Hockey League. In 2009, he also led the Alaska Aces to the ECHL Finals.[12] Jacques was an All-America centre in 2009 for Air Force Academy. In addition, he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.[13] Pierre-Paul played for the University of Manitoba, and is a student-assistant coach for the North Dakota hockey team. Mario skated for Team USA at the 2006 Viking Cup and currently plays for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux men’s team. Her mother, Linda, competed in the Boston Marathon.[14] One of their childhood neighbours, Scott Howe plays at the Air Force Academy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Team USA.org: Vancouver women’s hockey team announced.
  2. Meet the new Team USA, by Richard O'Brien, p.E6, The Record:Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, Saturday, November 4, 2006
  3. Sports Illustrated, House of Hockey by Garry Smith, February 1, 2010, p.60
  4. Sports Illustrated, House of Hockey by Garry Smith, February 1, 2010, p.60
  5. Sports Illustrated, House of Hockey by Garry Smith, February 1, 2010, p.62
  6. http://hockey.teamusa.org/athletes/jocelyne-lamoureux
  7. http://www.usahockey.com/Template_Usahockey.aspx?NAV=TU_02_01_05&id=276542
  8. http://www.wcha.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/092308aab.html
  9. http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=41204&SPID=3323&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=272438
  10. http://www.wcha.com/women/pres1112/201201/jan25wpw.pdf
  11. Sports Illustrated, House of Hockey by Garry Smith, February 1, 2010, p. 54
  12. Sports Illustrated, House of Hockey by Garry Smith, February 1, 2010, p.62
  13. Sports Illustrated, House of Hockey by Garry Smith, February 1, 2010, p.62
  14. Sports Illustrated, House of Hockey by Garry Smith, February 1, 2010, p.55


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