GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) The U.S. Olympic Committee is recognizing Grand Forks natives Monique Lamoureux-Morando & Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson success in PyeongChang by naming them as finalists for the Olympic Team of the Games (US Women’s Hockey) at this year’s Team USA Awards Best of the Games, presented by Dow.
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The U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team defeated Canada, 3-2, in a captivating six-round shootout, to take the gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
The victory gave the United States its second gold medal in women’s ice hockey after Team USA claimed the inaugural gold medal in the event at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team has now medaled in all six Olympic appearances to date (gold – 1998, 2018; silver – 2002, 2010, 2014 and bronze – 2006).
The road to gold in PyeongChang began on Sunday, Feb. 11th with Team USA earning a 3-1 victory over Finland in the preliminary round.
Two days later, the U.S. defeated the Olympic Athletes from Russia, 5-0, where Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.) set an Olympic record for the fastest two goals scored by a single player, scoring two goals just 6 seconds apart in the middle period.
The win also solidified a bye to the semifinals as Team USA solidified a top-two spot in Group A. In its final preliminary round game against Canada, the U.S. suffered a 2-1 setback.
In the semifinal round, the U.S. squared off against Finland, where it claimed a 5-0 win behind a a two-goal performance from Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.).
With the win, the U.S. advanced to their fifth gold-medal game in Olympic history, where it would meet rival Canada.
In the gold-medal contest, Team USA got off to a strong start with a late first period goal from Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) to take the lead.
Canada responded with two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second period and was able to carry its one-goal lead into the third period.
With 6:21 left in regulation Monique-Lamoureux Morando (Grand Forks, N.D.) converted on a breakaway attempt to tie the game and ultimately force overtime.
A scoreless extra frame with end-to-end scoring chances resulted in an initial five-round shootout, where goals scored by Gigi Marvin (Warrod, Minn.) and Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.) were paired with three saves by Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.) to force an extra round.
There, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davison (Grand Forks, N.D) scored and Rooney turned aside Canada's shooter to seal the gold medal, 3-2, shootout win.