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Lamoureux twins' gold medal win bittersweet for former coach

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File photo of Brian Idalski, head coach of the UND Women's hockey team, and George Schubert talking after the press conference where UND announced its decision to cut the women's hockey program. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)2 / 2

GRAND FORKS - Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux were household names in our part of the world, but they'll be forever known nationwide after what happened last week at the Winter Olympics.

For former UND women's hockey head coach Brian Idalski watching his former players thrive on the Olympic stage was bittersweet, knowing they have reached their goals, but their alma matter cut women's hockey.