Jocelyne Lamoureux

Jocelyne Nicole Lamoureux-Davidson (born July 3, 1989)[1] is an American ice hockey forward. She scored the game-winning shootout goal to win the gold medal for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics against Canada after her twin sister Monique tied the game near the end of regulation.

Jocelyne Lamoureux
Jocelyne Lamoureux playing for Team USA against the ECAC All-Stars in 2010
Born (1989-07-03) July 3, 1989
Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Former teams
Minnesota Whitecaps
University of Minnesota
University of North Dakota
National team  United States
Playing career 2008present

Lamoureux-Davidson also won silver medals for the United States women's national ice hockey team at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.[2] Lamoureux played one season of NCAA hockey for the University of Minnesota and three for the University of North Dakota. In the 2018 Olympics, she scored two goals six seconds apart, an Olympic record for shortest time between goals by anyone, men or women.[3]

Playing career

Jocelyne and her twin sister were both all-state in ice hockey as teenagers.[4] Together they played on the Peewee A Boys' team in 2001–02 team (called the Wheat Kings) as twelve-year-olds, leading them to the North Dakota State Hockey championship. Afterwards they accepted a scholarship to Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Minnesota, the same school at which Sidney Crosby played.[4] The Lamoureux sisters led the school to four state titles and three national championships (2005, 2006, and 2007). In her freshman year (2004–05), she accumulated 102 points (47 goals, 55 assists) in 60 games. In 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.[5]

University of Minnesota

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.[6]

University of North Dakota

In 2009 Jocelyne and her sister transferred from Minnesota to North Dakota. Their 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 October 23, 2010, she had a hat trick and one assist against Minnesota State. In addition, one of her goals was the game-winning goal. The hat trick was the first by a North Dakota player since Cami Wooster in 2005.[8]


Jocelyne has been to the Olympics thrice: in 2010, 2014, and 2018. Team USA won silver medals in 2010 and 2014 and a gold medal in 2018, all three tournaments skating against Canada. In the gold medal game of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Jocelyne scored the game-winning goal in the first extra round of the shootout after the preliminary five rounds, and 20 minutes of overtime, were not decisive. Goaltender Maddie Rooney then stopped Meghan Agosta to seal the gold medal for Team USA, their first in twenty years. Jocelyne's twin sister Monique had tied the game near the end of regulation.

USA Hockey

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 United States 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 United States Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (1st 2008, 2nd 2006). Along with her sister, she was a member of the United States Women's National Team for the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship that won the gold medal.[5] Currently, she is a member of the 2009–10 United States women's national ice hockey team. Jocelyne and her sister Monique were the first set of twins ever to play women's ice hockey in the Olympics.[9] Lamoureux was named to the roster for the 2010 Four Nations Cup.[10] In the opening match of the 2012 IIHF World Women's Championships, Lamoureux scored three goals while assisting on three others in a 9–2 win over Canada.[11] Her sister, Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, and Hilary Knight each scored twice.

Awards and honors

  • 2008–09 WCHA finalist, Pre-season Rookie of the Year[12]
  • All-WCHA First Team, 2009
  • WCHA All-Rookie Team, 2009[13]
  • WCHA co-Offensive Players of the Week (week of October 27, 2010)[8]
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee[14]
  • 2011 All-WCHA Second Team[15]
  • WCHA Player of the Week (week of November 8, 2011)[16]
  • U.S. Player of the Game, November 10, 2011, vs. Canada, 2011 4 Nations Cup[17]
  • WCHA Player of the Week (week of January 23, 2012)[18]
  • Finalist, 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award[19]
  • 2012 NCAA scoring champion
  • 2012 WCHA scoring champion
  • UND's 2011–12 Grace Rhonemus Female Athlete of the Year Award
  • 2012 Capital One Academic All-American [20]
  • 2014 NCAA Today's Top 10 Award[21]


Her father, Jean-Pierre, was a backup goaltender at the University of North Dakota from 1979–83.[6] Besides her twin sister, Lamoureux has four brothers. Jean-Philippe is a professional ice hockey goaltender. He led the Lincoln Stars to the Clark Cup as a teenager and played for Team USA in the 2004 Viking Cup. He was the 2008–09 Goalie of the Year in the ECHL. He also led the Alaska Aces to the 2009 Kelly Cup Finals Finals.[7] Jacques was an All-America center 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 played four years for North Dakota. He was named team captain in 2012 and then entered the pro ranks. Her mother, Linda, competed in 20 marathons including the Boston Marathon.[22]


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  21. "NCAA selects Today's Top 10 for 2014" (Press release). NCAA. November 8, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  22. Sports Illustrated, House of Hockey by Gary Smith, February 1, 2010, p. 55.
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