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Olympic standout Lamoureux twins get hero’s welcome home

March 9, 2018

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Olympic women’s hockey standouts Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux (LAM’-uh-roo) got a hero’s welcome in their hometown of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The twins helped the USA win the gold medal in South Korea. Monique scored the game-tying goal late in the third period of the gold-medal game against Canada, and Jocelyne scored the game-winner in the shootout with an impression deke of the goalie. She said she had practiced the move thousands of times in Grand Forks.

They were welcomed home Thursday with a ceremony at Ralph Engelstad Arena attended by hundreds of people.

Gov. Doug Burgum declared the day as Monique and Jocelyn Lamoureux Day in the state. The twins are the first gold medalists from North Dakota. Monique said it was a goal she worked toward her entire life.

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