Sports Illustrated comes to Grand Forks for story on hockey twins
Sports Illustrated is in Grand Forks working on a story on Grand Forks' Lamoureux twins. Writer Gary Smith has spent time with Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux, their family, UND women's hockey coach Brian Idalski and people in the Grand Forks comm...
Sports Illustrated is in Grand Forks working on a story on Grand Forks' Lamoureux twins.
Writer Gary Smith has spent time with Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux, their family, UND women's hockey coach Brian Idalski and people in the Grand Forks community this week.
The angle of the story and the publication date are unknown.
The Lamoureux twins, who will be sophomores at UND next season, are in line to make the 2010 U.S. Olympic team that will compete in Vancouver in February. They recently were named to the 23-person national team and helped the Americans win gold at the Canada Cup. In the finals, the U.S. beat Canada in what might be a preview of the Olympic gold medal game.
This would not be the first time the Lamoureux twins have appeared in the well-known magazine. Last winter, they were featured in the "Faces in the Crowd" section as members of the University of Minnesota team.
The short description said: "Twins Monique and Jocelyne, freshman forwards at Minnesota, are ranked first and fourth in the nation in scoring with 71 and 61 points respectively. They led the Gophers (30-3-3) to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season title."
The Lamoureuxs decided to transfer to UND after last season.
Lewis, Wiebe named WCHA all-stars
The WCHA has picked a pair of UND players to join the WCHA All-Star team, which will take on the Lamoureuxs and the U.S. National Team on Sept. 25 in Xcel Energy Center.
Forward Alyssa Wiebe and defenseman Kelly Lewis will represent the Sioux on the all-star team. UND assistant coach Maria Lewis also will serve as an assistant coach for the all-stars.
Wiebe had a standout freshman season, finishing second on the team in goals (13) and points (28). Kelly Lewis, a defenseman, set several UND blue line scoring records last year when she tallied seven goals, 12 assists and 19 points as a sophomore.
UND will be without the two standout players and coach Lewis for the team's regular-season opener against the University of Manitoba, which also is on Sept. 25. They are expected to be back for Game 2 of the series the next night.