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Monique Lamoureux-Kolls
Monique-Lamoureux
Position Forward
Height
Weight
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
159 lb (72 kg)
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

Monique 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 as was her twin sister Jocelyne, where they captured a silver medal with team USA.[1] Both sisters have dual American and Canadian citizenship. [2] She was selected ninth overall by the Boston Blades in the 2014 CWHL Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Lamoureux 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.[3] At Shattuck-St. Mary's, the Lamoureux sisters led the school to three state titles (2005, 2006 and 2007). In her freshman year at Shattuck (2004–05), she tallied 113 points (57 goals, 56 points) in 62 games. She had 116 points (53 goals, 63 assists) in 68 games in 2005-06 to place third on the team in points and second in goals. As a junior, she ranked first on the team in 2006-07 with 135 points (85 goals, 50 assists). She led the team with 134 points (82 goals, 52 assists) as a senior in 2007-08 and helped Shattuck to a 53-3-1 record.[4]

Minnesota Golden GophersEdit

In 2008-09, Lamoureux was a freshman for the Gophers but was the team's third leading goal scorer, and a second team All-America selection.[5] By mid-February 2009, Lamoureux was leading the nation with 64 points on 32 assists and 32 goals.[6] By season's end, she ranked third in the NCAA and first among rookies with 75 points in 40 games (39 goals, 36 assists). She ranked second in the nation with five shorthanded goals and tied for third with eight game-winners. She participated in her first Frozen Four that season. In addition, she was the WCHA scoring champion, and WCHA Rookie of the Year. She was the only freshman to be named a top-10 finalist for Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.[4]

North Dakota Fighting SiouxEdit

In 2009, Lamoureux 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.[7] On January 15-16, 2011, she led the Sioux with five points in two victories over league rival Bemidji State. She earned a +7 plus/minus rating in her first weekend playing exclusively as a defenseman. In the series against Bemidji, she scored two goals and assisted on three others as North Dakota ran its unbeaten streak to five games at 4-0-1. Over 59 collegiate games, she has accumulated 107 points (54 goals, 53 assists).[8]

From February 4-5, 2011, Lamoureux-Kolls helped the No. 8 Sioux to a two-game WCHA road sweep at Ohio State. During the sweep, her two goals and four assists were all team highs. On February 4, she scored the game-winner in overtime with :09 seconds remaining. The following day, she registered two assists, including one on the game-winner. The Fighting Sioux completed their first ever sweep at OSU and clinched home ice for the league playoffs for the first time. [9]

USA Hockey Edit

LamoureuxTwins USAHockey

Monique on the left, while her twin sister Jocelyne is on the right.

With her twin sister, she was a four-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2004–07). She was a member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the 2006 Four Nations Cup. The team finished in second place. In 2008, she was part of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the 2008 Under-22 Series. In addition, she was a two-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2008–09). Along with her sister, 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 the gold medal.[4] She won a silver medal at the [[2010 Winter Olympics] with the 2009–10 USA Hockey national women's team. Lamoureux and her sister Jocelyne will be the first set of twins ever to play women's ice hockey in the Olympics.[10]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • All-WCHA First Team, 2009
  • Patty Kazmaier Award, Top 10 Finalist
  • Second Team All-America selection, 2009
  • WCHA All-Rookie Team, 2009[11]
  • WCHA Rookie of the Year selection, 2009
  • WCHA scoring champion, 2009
  • Runner-Up, 2010-11 WCHA Preseason Player of the Year[12]
  • WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 19, 2011) [13]
  • WCHA co-Defensive Players of the Week (Week of February 7, 2011)
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee[14]
  • 2011 All-WCHA Second Team[15]
  • Directorate Award, Best Forward, 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship[16]

PersonalEdit

Her father Jean-Pierre, was a backup goaltender at the University of North Dakota from 1979-83.[5] 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.[7] Jacques was an All-America centre in 2009 for Air Force Academy. In addition, he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.[7] 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.[17] One of their childhood neighbours, Scott Howe, plays at the Air Force Academy.

ReferencesEdit


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