Monique Lamoureux playing for Team USA in 2017
July 3, 1989 |
Grand Forks, ND, USA
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)|
|National team||United States|
Monique Edith Lamoureux (born July 3, 1989) is an American ice hockey player. She was named to the United States women's national ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics as was her twin sister Jocelyne, where they captured a silver medal with Team USA. She was previously known as Monique Lamoureux-Kolls.
Lamoureux and her twin sister were both all-state in ice hockey as teenagers. Together, they played on the Peewee A Boys' team in 2001–02 team at twelve years old (called the Wheat Kings) and led them to the North Dakota State Hockey championship. Afterwards, they accepted a scholarship to Shattuck-St. Mary's School in Minnesota, the same school at which Sidney Crosby played. At Shattuck-St. Mary's, the Lamoureux sisters led the school to three state titles (2005, 2006, and 2007). In her freshman year at Shattuck (2004–05), she tallied 113 points (57 goals, 56 points) in 62 games. She had 116 points (53 goals, 63 assists) in 68 games in 2005–06 to place third on the team in points and second in goals. As a junior, she ranked first on the team in 2006–07 with 135 points (85 goals, 50 assists). She led the team with 134 points (82 goals, 52 assists) as a senior in 2007–08 and helped Shattuck to a 53–3–1 record.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
As a freshman for the Gophers in 2008–09, she was the team's third leading goal scorer, and a second team All-America selection. By mid-February 2009, Lamoureux was leading the nation with 64 points on 32 assists and 32 goals. By season's end, she ranked third in the NCAA and first among rookies with 75 points in 40 games (39 goals, 36 assists). She ranked second in the nation with five shorthanded goals and tied for third with eight game-winners. She participated in her first Frozen Four that season. In addition, she was the WCHA scoring champion, and WCHA Rookie of the Year. She was the only freshman to be named a top-10 finalist for Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.
North Dakota Fighting Sioux
In 2009, Lamoureux and her sister transferred from Minnesota to North Dakota. The reason for the transfer to their home state was attributed to the fact that North Dakota hired Brian Idalski, a former coach at the USA Hockey Development Camps. On January 15 and 16, 2011, she led the Sioux with five points in two victories over league rival Bemidji State. She earned a +7 plus/minus rating in her first weekend playing exclusively as a defenseman. In the series against Bemidji, she scored two goals and assisted on three others as North Dakota ran its unbeaten streak to five games at 4–0–1. Over 59 collegiate games, she has accumulated 107 points (54 goals, 53 assists).
With her twin sister, she was a four-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2004–07). She was a member of the United States Women's Select Team for the 2006 Four Nations Cup. The team finished in second place. In 2008, she was part of the United States Women's Under-22 Select Team for the 2008 Under-22 Series. In addition, she was a two-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2008–09). Along with her sister, she was a member of the United States Women's National Team for the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship that won the gold medal. She won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics with the 2009–10 USA Hockey national women's team. Monique and her sister Jocelyne were the first set of twins ever to play women's ice hockey in the Olympics. Lamoureux-Kolls was named to the roster for the 2010 Four Nations Cup. In the opening match of the 2012 IIHF World Women's Championships, Lamoureux scored two goals in a 9–2 win over Canada. Her sister Jocelyne scored three goals while assisting on three others.
Selected by the Boston Blades in the 2014 CWHL Draft, Lamoureux would win the 2015 Clarkson Cup. In the third period of an 8-0 win on January 18, 2015 for the Boston Blades over the Brampton Thunder, a fight took place. Lamoureux and Brampton's Jamie Lee Rattray both threw punches, as video footage went viral online.
Awards and honors
- All-WCHA First Team, 2009
- Patty Kazmaier Award, Top 10 Finalist
- Second Team All-America selection, 2009
- WCHA All-Rookie Team, 2009
- WCHA Rookie of the Year selection, 2009
- WCHA scoring champion, 2009
- Runner-Up, 2010–11 WCHA Preseason Player of the Year
- WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (week of January 19, 2011) 
- WCHA co-Defensive Players of the Week (week of February 7, 2011)
- 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee
- 2011 All-WCHA Second Team
- WCHA Player of the Week (week of October 25, 2011)
- WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (week of February 8, 2012)
- Directorate Award, Best Forward, 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship
- U.S. Player of the Game in Gold Medal match, 2011 4 Nations Cup
- 2015 IIHF Media All Star Team, Defense 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship
Her father Jean-Pierre was a backup goaltender at the University of North Dakota from 1979–83. Besides her twin sister, Lamoureux has four brothers. Jean-Philippe is a professional ice hockey goaltender. He led the Lincoln Stars to the Clark Cup as a teenager and played for Team USA in the 2004 Viking Cup. He was the 2008–09 Goalie of the Year in the ECHL, and also led the Alaska Aces to the 2009 Kelly Cup Finals. Jacques was an All-America center in 2009 for Air Force Academy. In addition, he was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. Pierre-Paul played for the University of Manitoba, and is a student-assistant coach for the North Dakota hockey team. Mario skated for Team USA at the 2006 Viking Cup and then played for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux before turning pro. Her mother Linda competed in the Boston Marathon.
- Dave McMahon for the US Olympic Committee. December 18, 2009 Team USA.org: Vancouver women’s hockey team announced
- 2011 team USA roster
- Gary Smith for Sports Illustrated. February 1, 2010 House of Hockey
- Monique Lamoureux | Athletes | USA Hockey
- USA Hockey Archived January 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- USA Hockey
- https://web.archive.org/web/20100106082853/http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=41204&SPID=3323&DB_OEM_ID=8400&ATCLID=272438. Archived from the original on January 6, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2010. Missing or empty
- WCHA.com – League Head Coaches Select Defending National Champion Minnesota Duluth to Win WCHA in 2010–11
- WCHA.com – EIGHT WCHA PLAYERS AMONG NOMINEES FOR 2011 PATTY KAZMAIER MEMORIAL AWARD
- http://www.gophersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205108360&DB_OEM_ID=8400[dead link]
- Tomcikova named MVP
- USA Hockey Archived October 4, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.