WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Lamoureuxs lead U.S. to final
Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux are going for gold again.
The twin sisters from Grand Forks led the U.S. to a 9-0 rout of Russia in the semifinals of the IIHF Women's World Championship in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday night.
Jocelyne finished with two goals and an assist, while Monique added three assists to put the Americans in the championship of the event once again.
The U.S. will play either Canada or Finland in the championship at 9:30 p.m. tonight.
The Lamoureux twins continued their outstanding tournament with three-point nights. They each have seven points for the tournament—Jocelyne has three goals and four assists, while Monique has two goals and five assists—making them the fourth-leading scorers in the event and the second-leading scorers on the U.S. team.
Monique is the tournament's top-scoring defenseman. Her second-period assist of Jocelyne's goal marked Point No. 44 for her Women's World Championship career, passing Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Angela Ruggiero, who had 43 in the event.
The event has been dominated by Canada and the U.S. since its inception in 1990. Canada dominated the early years, winning the first eight world championships, but the U.S. has dominated it as of late.
In the five years since the Lamoureux twins joined the team, the Americans have won four golds and one silver.