The Winter Olympics are over so please tell me … when is National Lamoureux Day?

Posted: 02/25/2018 in hockey, winter olympics, women's sports
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Jocelyne (left) and Monique. Photo by Getty Images.

The Winter Olympics are over and there is just one thing on my mind.

When is National Lamoureux Day?

The night I discovered the magic of the Lamoureux twins will always be my favorite memory of the 2018 Olympics.

And the way I learned of them will stand out even more.

I turned on the women’s hockey gold-medal game in the third period for my first glimpse of the team.

Not long after I turned it on, there was Lamoureux scoring the stellar tying goal and the United States avoided losing to Canada in regulation.

I kept hearing Lamoureux over and over on the telecast and that name was standing out more than any other. “Dang, this Lamoureux is all over the place,” I thought to myself.

Then it came down to a shootout – a horrible way to decide an Olympic gold medal – and wow, there is Lamoureux with a terrific deke to the left with the puck that is apparently glued on to her stick and back to the right and easily scores what proves to be the “golden goal” in the United States victory.

Then the celebration occurs and all of a sudden I notice something crazy … there are TWO Lamoureuxs!

All that time, I thought there was one Lamoureux doing all that crazy stuff. Instead, there were two.

Monique Lamoureux-Morando scored the tying goal in the third period. https://www.teamusa.org/usa-hockey/athletes/Monique-Lamoureux

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson is the one with the puck glued to her stick who scored the decisive shootout goal to give Team USA the gold for the first time since 1998. https://www.teamusa.org/usa-hockey/athletes/Jocelyne-Lamoureux

So instead of one hero in the family, there are two. Which also means two gold medals.

You know, skier Lindsey Vonn has about 37 different commercials. I say we need one featuring the Lamoureux twins.

Or two. Since there are two of them.

The Winter Olympics are in the books and few of us will see a women’s hockey game before 2022. But maybe the Lamoureux twins will be back for an encore as I see they are just 28 years old.

That answer will come later but my main question is more pertinent.

When is National Lamoureux Day?

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