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WOMEN'S WORLDS: Lamoureux twins win fourth world championship

Grand Forks natives Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux are world champions once again.

The twin sisters led Team USA to a gold medal in the IIHF Women's World Championship for the fourth time in their careers with a 7-5 victory over Canada on Saturday morning in Malmo, Sweden.

The twins also won golds in 2013, 2011 and 2009.

Monique had two assists Saturday and Jocelyne one as Team USA broke a 5-5 tie midway through the third period and went on to win, avenging their defeat in the Olympic gold medal game a year ago.

Jocelyne, a forward, finished second in the tournament in goals. Monique led all defensemen scorers with seven points -- six of them in the semifinals and finals.

UND sophomore defenseman Halli Krzyzaniak earned a silver medal for Team Canada in her first World Championship.

Earlier in the day, former UND standout Michelle Karvinen had a goal and two assists to lead Finland to a 4-1 win over Russia in the bronze medal game.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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