Lamoureux twins retire from hockey, won gold for U.S. at 2018 Olympics

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Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson retired from hockey Tuesday.

The 31-year-old twin sisters helped the United States win the gold medal at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, with Lamoureux-Davidson scoring the game-deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout in a 3-2 victory against Canada. Lamoureux-Morando scored the game-tying goal with 6:21 remaining in the third period.

They also helped the United States win the silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

“Our dream since as long we could remember was to wear the red, white and blue and become Olympic champions together,” Lamoureux-Morando and Lamoureux-Davidson said. “As twins, our hockey career and lives will forever be intertwined, so it is only fitting that we are retiring together as well. We want to thank USA Hockey for giving us the opportunity to represent our country for so many years. It is the right time for us to step away from the game as players, but we will remain in hockey in some capacity moving forward.”

The sisters also helped the United States to victories at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Lamoureux-Morando, who played forward and defenseman, was named the best forward at the 2011 Women’s World Championship and led all defensemen in scoring at the Women’s Worlds in 2016 (seven points in five games) and 2017 (six points in five games).

Lamoureux-Davidson, a forward, had a tournament-best five assists at the 2014 Olympics and made the Olympic all-star team in 2018.

“Monique and Jocelyne were fierce competitors, and their desire to win was evident every time they wore the USA jersey,” USA Hockey executive director Pat Kelleher said. “They have been a big part of the success of our program for many years. We thank them for their passion and dedication and wish them nothing but the very best in the future.”

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