By John WAWROW, AP Hockey writer
USA Hockey’s twin-sister Lamoureux Tandem is retiring after 14 years of international competition.
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando made the announcement in an article titled “More medals from players” that appeared on The Players Tribune website on Tuesday. In it, the 31-year-old children were reflected on their hockey journey, which began when they were growing up in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and together with them helped the United States win gold at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Was banned to do.
Both played a key role in the 3–2 win over Canada in the championship game. Lamoureux-Morando scored the goal with less than seven minutes remaining, and Lamorex-Davidson gave the United States their second Olympic title and their first goal since the 1998 Nagano Games.
“Our dream from as long as we can remember was to wear red, white and blue dresses and become Olympic champions together,” the sisters said in a statement released by USA Hockey. “As twins, our hockey careers and lives will be interwoven forever, so it’s only fair that we’re retiring together.”
Together, Lamoureux was a member of the American teams that won six World Championships and Olympic silver at the 2010 Vancouver and ’14 Sohail Games.
She recently represented the US by competing in a three-game rivalry series against Canada last year, and the duo later took time to give birth to sons. His decision to retire comes nearly a year before the 2022 Beijing Games open.
“When we both started thinking about retirement, we would think of all the goals that we had accomplished during our career. We have crossed most of them. And we came on short? We learn from those experiences and do our best along the way, ”Lamoureux-Davidson wrote in The Players Tribune article.
“I can see myself in the mirror and be proud. Proud of myself, my sister, and the teams I was part of, she said. “Even though our playing days have come to a close, I know that our roles in the game of hockey are ending at some point.”
Lamoureux-Morando noted that the challenges of balancing a career and family played a factor in her decision, while indicating that “there are more children on the way.”
His career numbers with USA Hockey were nearly the same.
Lamoureux-Morando tallied 62 goals and 81 assists for 143 points in 135 games. Lamorex-Davidson had 63 goals and 75 assists for 138 points in 137 games.
United States hockey executive director Pat Kherher said, “Monique and Jacquelyn were fierce contestants, and their desire to win clearly wore a USA jersey.” “They have been a big part of the success of our program for many years. We thank him for his passion and dedication, and wish nothing but the very best in the future.
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