Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson retired from hockey Tuesday.
The 31-year-old twin sisters helped the USA win the gold medal on the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, with Lamoureux-Davidson scoring the game-deciding aim within the sixth spherical of the shootout in a 3-2 victory towards Canada. Lamoureux-Morando scored the game-tying aim with 6:21 remaining within the third interval.
In addition they helped the USA win the silver medal on the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and titles on the IIHF Ladies’s World Championship in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
“Once we take into consideration our profession in its entirety, it is a blessing,” Lamoureux-Davidson mentioned. “We have dedicated principally half our lives, over half of our lives, to carrying out a dream and about 15 years of our life has been in regards to the subsequent camp, what we’re preparing for, the subsequent event, the subsequent medal that we’re chasing, and the period of time and dedication that goes into that and the dedication that we have given to that. Although it is unhappy to say goodbye and it is actually hitting dwelling as we have been getting messages from teammates and buddies all through the morning, I feel we each agree that it is time for the subsequent chapter in life.”
Lamoureux-Morando is because of have a baby in about 5 weeks, and mentioned one space of focus for her and her sister transferring ahead is rising the Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux Basis they created in 2019. They’re additionally releasing a guide about their lives, “Dare to Make Historical past: Chasing a Dream and Combating for Fairness,” on Feb. 23.
“The pandemic has truly allowed us to dedicate and commit extra time to actually growing a plan and what our final objectives are transferring ahead with that,” Lamoureux-Morando mentioned. “Within the final couple months we have truly made quite a lot of headway in what our objectives are. Finally we wish to assist underprivileged youth in training and the extracurricular area and so we’re actually enthusiastic about that. That is been a brand new ardour of ours that we’re loving to dedicate time to.”
Lamoureux-Morando, who performed ahead and defenseman, was named the perfect ahead on the 2011 Ladies’s World Championship and led all defensemen in scoring on the Ladies’s Worlds in 2016 (seven factors in 5 video games) and 2017 (six factors in 5 video games).
Lamoureux-Davidson, a ahead, had a tournament-best 5 assists on the 2014 Olympics and made the Olympic all-star crew in 2018.
“I do not assume there is a set of siblings that we’ve got seen just like the Lamoureux sisters, a pair of similar twins who’ve been unimaginable members of the USA Hockey girls’s nationwide crew program for 14 years,” USA Hockey govt director Pat Kelleher mentioned. “As we speak it is a celebration of what they’ve completed for USA Hockey and what they’ve completed of their lives. Retirements are all the time a bittersweet celebration, however what Jocelyn and Monique have achieved of their careers on the ice has been nothing in need of unimaginable. They’re two nice representatives and ambassadors of USA Hockey.”