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Lamoureux Twins Lead U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022

by Luke Hanlon

(L-R) Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando celebrate after defeating Canada in the women's gold-medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

In 2010, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando became the first set of twins to compete together in women’s hockey at the Olympic Winter Games. 
That was just the start of two historic Olympic careers, as the sisters from North Dakota would go on to win two silvers and a gold medal with the U.S., while also winning six world titles. 
The Lamoureux twins are now being recognized for their contributions to the sport by being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Class of 2022. They will be inducted alongside two superstar goalies, Paralympian Steve Cash and Olympian Ryan Miller, as well as player-turned-executive Jim Johannson on Nov. 30 in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
After helping the U.S. women to silver medals in 2010 and 2014, the Lamoureux twins played a vital role in the team’s winning gold over Canada at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, as Monique scored the game-tying goal late in the third period to send the game to overtime, while Jocelyne scored the game-winning goal in the shootout to help secure the first Olympic title in 20 years for the U.S.
Lamoureux-Davidson said her shootout goal is known as her defining moment, but other things stand out for her when she reflects on her career. 
“I think what I’m most proud of is just the teams that I was a part of, especially the great teams that I was a part of. It’s not just the medals we won, but the change we made for women’s hockey,” she said. 
Cash, an Overland, Missouri, native, earns his induction after putting together one of the most decorated careers in the history of sled hockey. Over 16 years with Team USA, he won three Paralympic gold medals and five world titles prior to retiring in 2021.
Cash was at his best at the Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, as he stopped all 33 shots he faced across five games to lead the U.S. to gold. He was named the tournament MVP for his performance. Nicknamed “Money,” Cash ended his USA Hockey career with a 1.22 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 150 games.
Miller of East Lansing, Michigan, also became a household name after his performance in Vancouver, when he helped the U.S. win Olympic silver. Despite falling short to Canada in an overtime thriller in the gold-medal game, Miller was named the tournament MVP for leading all goalies with 1.30 goals-against average and a .946 saves percentage. Both remain American Olympic records. 
Miller went on to win the Vezina Trophy — given to the NHL’s best goaltender each season — in 2010. That made him the first player to ever be named the best netminder in the NCAA, NHL, AHL and Olympics. 
Miller retired from the NHL in 2021 as the winningest American-born goaltender in the league’s history. 
The late Johannson, a Rochester, Minnesota, native, was a two-time Olympian as a player, but his unprecedented impact on USA Hockey came after his playing days. 
Johannson served as an executive for USA Hockey for just under 20 years. He became the senior director of hockey operations for the U.S. in 2003 and eventually oversaw all in-sport related activities.
During Johannson’s time in that role, the U.S. won 64 medals at major international tournaments, including 34 gold, 19 silver and 11 bronze. He also implemented American Development Model, which coaches and parents still use to this day to help youth hockey players develop new skills.


Luke Hanlon is a sportswriter and editor based in Minneapolis. He is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org courtesy of Red Line Editorial, Inc.
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