Monique Lamoureux, Jenny Potter and Jocelyne Lamoureux from April 2010/Getty ImagesGRAND FORKS, ND — "Don't mention the Sedins."
That was our mantra before speaking with Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux, U.S. Olympic silver medalists and senior stars for the University of North Dakota. It's the inevitable, clichéd comparison that befalls every pair of hockey twins.
It's not even applicable in their case. The Lamoureux's aren't carbon copies like the Vancouver Canucks' Swedes. While both can play forward, Monique Lamoureux has been featured on defense for UND. Also, they're not totally creepy.
What they are: The spawn of Pierre and Linda Lamoureux of Grand Forks, two of six children that have gone on to play collegiate hockey. The family was featured in a memorable 2010 article by Gary Smith in Sports Illustrated, which chronicled how Jocelyne and Monique honed their hockey skills by competing with their ruthless (on the ice, at least) brothers.
We caught up with the Lamoureux twins, 23, in Grand Forks last week, discussing the 2014 Sochi Games, their rivalry with Team Canada, hockey idols and social media. (Our discussion about the end of the Fighting Sioux nickname will appear in a later piece.
But first, a bit about a prank war with the men's team …
Q. We've been trying to get a sense of the dynamic between the men's and women's teams on campus.
Monique: [Laughs] There's a bit of a prank war going on at the moment.
Jocelyne: We haven't really taken part in one …
You national teamers have to stay above the fray. Got it.
Jocelyne: [Laughs] I think we're winning it. But I know Mary's [Loken] car was filled with leaves.
Monique: She leaves her keys in the car, so they took it and moved it. And when she found it, they had filled it up with leaves all the way to the [roof].
Jocelyne: But [the women players] put two cans of sardines in one of the guys' cars. Just, like, stuffed them in the cushions. They were trying to air out the car last night. It's like marinated in there.
Monique: [The prank] we did last night was similar to 'Billy Madison'.
Flaming bag of poop?
Where does one get the poop?
Monique and Jocelyne: [In near unison] Dog.
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