Showing posts with label Jocelyne Lamoureux. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jocelyne Lamoureux. Show all posts

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Olympic Women's Hockey: Hilary Knight trips Hayley Wickenheiser - GIF

Here's a good look at controversial penalty in OT. It does look like USA forward Hilary Knight gets a skate on Canadian forward Hayley Wickenheiser. I think she might have made contact with her stick or hand as well.
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

USA Women's Hockey: Here’s the USA Women’s Team Roster

Today, the roster for the USA Women's Olympic team was announced during the second period of the Winter Classic. Here's the roster. Here's the players that are going to Sochi, Russia

Jessie Vetter — Wisconsin
Molly Schaus — Boston College
Brianne McLaughlin — Robert Morris University

Kacey Bellamy — New Hampshire
Gigi Marvin — Minnesota
Megan Bozek – Minnesota
Michelle Picard – Harvard
Josephine Pucci – Harvard
Anne Schleper – Minnesota
Lee Stecklein – Minnesota

Julie Chu — Harvard
Meghan Duggan — Wisconsin
Hilary Knight — Wisconsin

Jocelyne Lamoureux — North Dakota
Monique Lamoureux — North Dakota
Kelli Stack — Boston College
Alex Carpenter –Boston College
Kendall Coyne – Northeastern
Brianna Decker – Wisconsin
Lyndsey Fry – Harvard
Amanda Kessel – Minnesota 
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Womens Hockey: USA beats Canada at the Ralph

Grand Forks ND – Tonight felt a reunion; twin sisters Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureux played their collegiate hockey at Ralph Engelstad Arena, which sits on the campus of the University of North Dakota.

Actually, it was like they never left.

Before the game, there was a presentation on the big screen honoring the twins and the time they spent at UND. It’s been an emotional week for the Lamoureux’s. Their brother Jacques Lamoureux is in the U.S. Air Force, and he’d just returned from Kuwait.

“Especially to have Jacques home, he just got home from Kuwait, that was really special,” Jocelyne Lamoureux said. “We’re a really close family. So, having him for that – my grandma and my parents – it was pretty cool. This place is home for Monique and I, this community means a lot to us. To share this with our family, was nice.”

Tonight, 5,559 fans came to watch the USA and Canada play in a pre-Olympic match-up. The environment in the arena was awesome, it was electric, at times the noise level was almost deafening.
“I was shocked by how loud the building was, really,” U.S. Women’s National Team head coach
Katey Stone said. “At one point it was going through me. I kept feeling like the thunder was going through me, too. What an environment for these kids to play in, leading up to Sochi.”

The teams traded goals in the first period, before team USA blew open the game in the second period scoring three goals. Team USA’s fore-check was relentless and Canada had no answer for it.

Pacing team USA, was the third line of Monique Lamoureux (1g-1a—2pts), Megan Duggan (0g-2a—2pts) and Jocelyne Lamoureux (1g-1a—2pts). That line was nothing short of amazing racking up a combined six points. The twins would also finish the game with the Gordy Howe hat-trick.

USA Team captain Megan Duggan was asked what it was like to be paired with the Lamoureux twins.

“They’re dynamic players,” Duggan said. “They make things happen. They’re smart with the puck, and I enjoy it.”

Five players from each team would be assessed five-minute majors for fighting, after a scrum broke out in front of the American net with nine seconds remaining in the game.  Team USA’s head coach didn’t seem all that thrilled with the Canadian’s tactics at the end of the game.

“I am not a proponent of fighting in hockey,” Katey Stone said. “I am proponent of standing up for yourself. If players are going to take cheap shots at our players, there’s going to be answer for that. We will not get pushed around. At the end of the day, we’ll prepare to play any game that we have to play. We’ll go hard, we’ll go clean, if the game gets out of hand, we’ll manage that as well.”

This is what some of the players had to say about the scrum at the end of the game.

“That player (Brianne Jenner) that hit (Josephine) Pucci took her out for a season, two seasons ago,” Monique Lamoureux said. “She took a head shot at her, so were going to stick up for our teammates and were going to protect them. I think Jocelyn obviously body-checked her, but I think it was clean. If you’re going to take a head shot at one of our players there’s consequences for it. Look what happened to me in Burlington (Vermont).”

“You have to protect your own players and you have to protect your own house,” USA forward Brianna Decker said.

Team USA and Canada will play again in St. Paul, Minnesota on December 28, 2013 at the Xcel Energy Center.

Stats of note

USA has now won the last two games in the series, after losing three in a row.
USA outshot team Canada 31-18
Both teams were 0-3 on the power play.
[Official Box Score]

Monique Lamoureux and Brianne Jenner Gifs

Monique Lamoureux smacks a Canadian player in the goalmouth... For every action there's a reaction. You can see that Brianne Jenner elbows USA’s Josephine Pucci. There's a history here. 

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Monday, November 18, 2013

UND Women end Minnesota's 62 game win streak

Ironically, the UND women were the last team to beat the Gopher women 62 games ago. Hats off to them.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Team USA Women's Hockey - Bring On the World

This is a really good video that someone had posted on-line. Kind of gets your blood going for Sochi, Russia. You will notice some very familiar names in the video as well. Obviously, you have Grand Forks own, former UND Women's Hockey players Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux... Jessica Vetter was a goaltender at Wisconsin. You will also see a few others name that are familiar as well.
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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Monique Lamouruex snubbed for Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Finalist

Last week, when the list for the top-10 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Finalists came out, missing from the missing from the list was UND senior defenseman Monique Lamoureux (25g-39a—64pts), (Grand Forks, N.D./University of North Dakota).

The top-10 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Finalists are listed below, with their stats.

Looking at the list, I don’t know how Monique Lamoureux can be missing from this list; honestly, she is the top scoring defenseman in the country. Monique is leading the second place defenseman Megan Bozek from Minnesota by 12 points.

In case you’re wondering what the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is, it’s the equivalent of the Women’s College Hockey Hobey Baker Memorial Award that was named after a famous woman’s college hockey player that died of a rare blood disorder.

[From the webpage]  “An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey. Other selection criteria include outstanding individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in the clutch, personal character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration is also given to academic achievement and civic involvement.”

Looking at these criteria, I could see Monique Lamoureux’s as a legitimate candidate for this award, based on her play on the ice, as well as her work in the class room; Monique carries a 4.0 grade point average. Unfortunately, Monique will never get a chance to find out; she never received a second nomination for the award.

Not knowing what the criteria was, I asked what takes to be nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. To be able to make the list, a player needs to be nominated by a two NCAA Division I woman’s coaches.

Wait, what? You mean to tell me, there isn’t a single second coach, in the WCHA, or in all of Division I women’s hockey, that didn’t noticed Monique Lamoureux racking up 64 points from the blue line this season, the same defenseman that is number two all-time for scoring in the WCHA. It just doesn’t seem right to me. This is also the same defenseman that somehow only able to make all-WCHA Second Team last year, leaving UND fans to scratch their head on that snub as well.

Breaking it down further, Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureux are ranked 1-2 all-time in the WCHA for points Jocelyne Lamoureux (125g-158a—284pts) and Monique Lamoureux (112g-152a—264Pts). On Saturday, with her (2g-4a—6pts) Monique also passed former Wisconsin Badgers forward Hillary Knight (143g-119a—262pts).

In closing, people will wonder, why do I care? I care because I want to see people that deserve to be recognized, receive the recognition that they deserve, nothing more, nothing less.
The Top-10 Patty Kazmaier finalists include:

1. Senior defenseman Megan Bozek (18g-34a—52pts), (Buffalo Grove, Ill./University of Minnesota).

2. Freshman forward Hannah Brandt (29g-48a—77pts), (Vadnais Heights, Minn./University of Minnesota).

3. Sophomore forward Alex Carpenter (31g-37a—68pts), (Reading, Mass./Boston College).

4. Sophomore forward Kendall Coyne (35g-30a—65pts), (Palos Heights, Ill./Northeastern University).

5. Senior forward Brianna Decker (29g-26a—55pts), (Dousman, Wis./University of Wisconsin).

6. Senior forward Jillian Dempsey (23g-20a—43pts), (Winthrop, Mass./Harvard University).

7. Junior forward Brianne Jenner (32a-31a—63pts), (Oakville, Ont./Cornell University).

8. Junior forward Amanda Kessel (43g-51a—94pts), (Madison, Wis./University of Minnesota.

9. Senior forward Jocelyne Lamoureux (35g-44a—79pts), (Grand Forks, N.D./University of North Dakota).

10. Senior goaltender Noora Raty (33-0-0, 0.92 GAA , save percentage .956, 15 shutouts. (Espoo, Finland/University of Minnesota

Cross-posted at Inside Hockey

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

UND Women’s Hockey; Lamoureux sisters Lasso Mavericks 8-1

Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo
Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grand Forks, ND – All good things must come to an end.

Last night, I came home after the men’s game between UND and BSU and told my wife that I couldn’t miss today’s game between the UND women and Minnesota State Mavericks.
The reason I wanted to go to the game today – this was going to be a historic event – this was going to be an end of an era, sort of.

It was the last chance for me and 1259 in attendance to watch Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux play hockey at Ralph Engelstad Arena, ever, barring an unforeseen meltdown and the UND hockey team would send their fans home with something to cheer about.

That meltdown did not happen, as the UND women ran around and through the Minnesota State Mavericks out of the Ralph Engelstad Arena 8-1.

During their time in the green and white the Lamoureux twins have racked up a lot of goals and gave goalies around the WCHA fits.

The twins paced UND with 10 points among them, leaving the sister tandem ranked 1-2 all-time in the WCHA for points Jocelyne Lamoureux (125g-158a—284pts) and Monique Lamoureux (112g-152a—264Pts).  Today, with her (2g-4a—6pts) Monique also passed former Wisconsin Badgers forward Hillary Knight (143g-119a—262pts).  That’s no small accomplishment since Monique is a defenseman and Hillary Knight is a forward.

If you haven’t watched them play, the twins are worth the price of admission. They’re electric, dynamic and they’re world class players that are part of an exciting line-up that comes to work every day and gives their best effort.

Like yesterday, the UND women came out with a bit of an edge and it appeared as if they had something to prove and pushed the lead to 5-1 after one period of hockey outshooting the Minnesota State Mavericks 23-10.

And of course, UND chased Mavericks goalie Erin Krichiver at the 15:40 mark of the first period, after putting four goals past her, Deanielle Butters replaced her in the Maverick net  and she received roughly the same treatment from a UND hockey team as well, as she let in four goals as well.

After the game, Jocelyne Lamoureux came out to the postgame press conference still wearing her game jersey, and you could tell that the senior forward was taken back by the moment.

“It’s pretty sad you know,” Jocelyne said. “We took the last lap as seniors together. It’s sad that it’s over, we found our parents in the crowd, gave them a wave.  It’s hard to believe that it’s over, here, at the Ralph. I haven’t taken my white jersey off yet, we’re going blacks (jerseys) the rest of the way, were going to be away for the rest of the season. Hopefully we can make some good things happen, but right now we’re going to take it all in and appreciate everything that I got here, while I’ve got it.”
Jocelyne’s sister Monique came to the press conference after and she was also affected by the moment as well.

“You can probably see that I was crying 10 minutes ago,” Monique said. “I am usually the first one out of the locker room. There were three or four of us that just sat there in our equipment for a little bit. It’s sad that it’s over here, but hopefully we have five more games left [NCAA Playoffs].”

The irony is, UND is known for taking penalties and at times playing undisciplined hockey and having a parade to the penalty box. Today, UND had one minor penalty called against them, after the game, UND head coach Brian Idalski was asked if he ever thought that he would see his team only get called for one minor penalty.

“No, honestly, what do we average 14 minutes a game,” Idalski said. “You talk about Jocelyn and Monique and I think they get a bad rap, but they’ve been great and very disciplined here down the stretch and penalty free. A solid effort, that discipline goes a long way.

UND will now travel to the Minneapolis to play in the Final Face-Off next weekend at Ridder Arena.  With the win, UND remains in the eighth position of the pairwise ranking of the pairwise rankings

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Why isn't Monique Lamoureux a Top-10 Finalists for Patty Kazmaier Award

I think this tweet speaks for it's self.
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UND vs. MSU WCHA Playoffs game two

UND Forward Lines
91 Ashley Furia —17 Jocelyne Lamoureux (C) —19 Meghan Dufault
3 Michelle Karvinen (A) — 63 Josefine Jakobsen—2 Mary Loken
10 Andrea Dalen ­—51 Becca Kohler— 15 Megan Gilbert
6 Allison Parizek –– 11 Shannon Kaiser —13 Layla Marvin

UND Defense Pairings

4 Sam LaShomb — 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
22 Tanja Esenschmid – 8 Samantha Hanson
7 Jordan Slavin – 16 Tori Williams

UND goalies

1 –Shelby Amsley-Benzie
30 Jorid Dagfinrud

Minnesota State Maverick Forward Lines

15 Tracy McCann – 25 Lauren Smith (A) –13 Kathleen Rogan
18 Nicole Germaine—26 Kari Lundberg (C) –11 Natalie Stoltz
3 Lauren Zrust –23 Melissa Klippenstein – 29 Casy Hirsch
21 Haley Northcote – 16 Lindsay Nagel – 10 Katie Johnson

Minnesota State Defensive Pairings

20 Emilia Anderson – 28 Danielle Scholzen
14 Erika Magnusson – 5 Lauren Barnes
27 Shelby Moteyunas – Giulianna Pallotta

Minnesota State Goalies

33 Erin Krichiver
37 Danielle Butter
30 Brianna Quade
United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux in a ...
United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux in a game against the ECAC All-Stars on January 3, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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UND Women’s Hockey; Lamoureux twins leave UND program in good hands

Eric Classen / UND Athletics

On February 27, 2011, with about just over four minutes left in the first overtime,  taking the puck from goaltender Fighting Sioux goalie Stephanie Ney,  sophomore forward Monique Lamouruex calmly starts the rush up ice, literally skating through the Beaver defenders like they were standing still. It was like a scene straight out of a Hollywood movie. There was a faked shot at the blue line; then the patented toe drag around two Bemidji State defenders, before Monique deposited the puck behind the Beaver’s all-world goalieZuzana Tomcikova.

Game over!!! The UND womens hockey team flew off of the bench and mobbed Monique.
With the 3-2 win in overtime, the UND women were heading to the Final Face-Off for the first time in their program’s short history.

Even though their season would end the next weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Ridder Arena with a 3-0 loss to Wisconsin Badgers, the UND women had made great progress that season.

Actually, the Women set seasons records in wins in each of the last three seasons; winning 20, 22 and 23 respectively.

Eric Classen / UND Athletics
It’s no mystery that during the last three seasons, Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureux have been the corner stones of the UND women’s hockey team, and this year’s senior class.

Both players have also been the face of UND head coach Brian Idahlski’s (91-102-21 UND, 198-122-32 career) team and where they’re trying to move the UND’s woman’s program.

The Lamoureux twins are world class players and 2010 Olympians Jocelyne Lamoureux (123g-154a—277pts) and Monique Lamoureux (108g-152a—260pts). Both players rank one and two and UND’s all-time scoring list. With each game, Jocelyne extends the all-time record at UND.

For the second year in a row, Jocelyne Lamoureux was named a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kaz award.

After a game earlier this season, UND woman’s head coach Brian Idalski said, “We talked about what our vision is here and being the pinnacle of woman’s hockey and making this our woman’s NHL.”

I do think coach Idalski is onto something. College hockey for women is basically their NHL outside of playing in international competition; there aren’t a lot of options for them. Women’s college hockey is stacked with world class athletes and Olympians.

Eric Classen / UND Athletics
That’s what’s been happening at UND, the Lamoureux twins have set a very high bar for future UND woman’s players that are starting to emerge at UND. Michelle Karvinen is an example of the type of player you will probably see in the future, world class talent that plays for their country during the winter Olympics and international competitions.

Freshman forward Meghan Dufault is one of the new up and coming stars for UND and this is what she had to say about playing for with the Lamouruex twins.

“It’s definitely an honor to play with them,” Dufault said. “You learn so much from them every day, just their mentality and their skills you can take everything from what they do in practice and try make yourself more like them and learn of them. It’s a really good experience playing with them.”

So as the Lamoureux twins’ time at UND comes to an end, a few of the younger players will take on bigger roles for UND in the future. One them is all-world junior forward Michelle Karvinen, who helped team Finland win the bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF World Championship. This is what Megan Dufauflt has this to say on playing with the crafty junior forward.

“I think Karvinen is awesome to play with,” Dufauflt said. “She’s such a dynamic player and obviously she was in the Olympics too, so she highly skilled and you learn so much from her as well, she’s just like playing with the twins [Lamoureux’s]. I think they’re all great players that bring so much to the team that everyone can build off.

North Dakota isn’t ready to send this year’s senior class off just yet. There is still work to be done. With the win against the Minnesota State Mavericks (24-11-0, 18-10-0 WCHA), UND will try for the sweep tomorrow night at 2:07 pm against the Mavericks at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

I don’t really know if people will fully appreciate what Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux have brought to the UND woman’s team until after they’re gone, they have set the bar very high and have given young women role models that they can be proud of.

Players of this caliber don’t come along every day and it’s hard to quantify or put into words what they did for the UND women’s team. Maybe we can just appreciate the memories they left us with and be thankful that we had an opportunity to watch them play.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

UND women complete sweep of OSU Buckeyes

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Western Collegiate Hockey Association logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grand Forks, ND – Tonight, the University of North Dakota woman’s team played their final home game of the regular season.
For eight seniors, tonight’s game marked the last time they would ever play a “regular season” game in the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
In two weeks, the UND women will play one more WCHA playoff series at the Ralph, as they clinched home ice for the WCHA playoffs with last night’s win.
With the win tonight, UND also extended its current win streak to eight games, and also tied the single-season wins record.
One could say that this night was historic for the UND women’s hockey program.
So on this night for the record books, the UND women (22-10-0, 17-9-0 WCHA) donned their black third jerseys and sent the fans home with something to cheer about, as they beat the Ohio State Buckeyes (16-14-2, 11-13-2-2 WCHA) 3-2 to complete the sweep.
This season’s senior class includes two world class players and 2010 Olympians Jocelyne Lamoureux (121g-150a—271) and Monique Lamoureux (106g-149a—255). Both players rank one and two and UND’s all-time scoring list.
Today was a special day for a special for the UND women’s hockey team, and the day wasn’t lacking in emotions. UND head coach Brian Idalski reminisced about his seniors.
“It was an emotional day, it always is,” Idalski said. “It’s a tough day to coach, quite honestly. It’s a special group and they’ve worked hard. We talked about what our vision is here and being the pinnacle of woman’s hockey and making this our woman’s NHL. So these are special kids that are a big part of getting us where we are today. Again, a special group and you know, the emotions kind of sprang out there a little bit good stuff.”
While the night belonged to the eight UND seniors, freshman Meghan Deufault led the way for UND on the score sheet with a couple of goals, including the game winning goal at the 14:11 mark of the second period.
“Were glad to get the two wins out because we needed that,” freshman forward Megan Dufault said. “Tonight was really emotional for our seniors, so I think everyone did a good job keeping their emotion in check and coming out with the win.”
It wasn’t a pretty win, but the Green and White came out on top. “We did what he needed to do to win the Hockey game,” Idalski said.
The work is not done for the UND women’s hockey team; next weekend they travel to Duluth for another crucial test against the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. Jocelyne Lamoureux laid out the weekend ahead.
“Going into the post-season you want to be peaking at the right time,” Jocelyne Lamoureux said. “It’s good, but these are teams that we feel like we should be beating teams and we would be disappointed if we weren’t. Next weekend is going to be huge for us, it’s going to be big for points, Pairwise (rankings) and league so we have to be ready to go and take care of business.”

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

UND versus OSU game two lines

UND Forward Lines

10 Andrea Dalen –17 Jocelyne Lamoureux (C) –19 Meghan Dufault
3 Michelle Karvinen (A) –63 Josefine Jakobsen—91 Ashley Furia
15 Megan Gilbert –51 Becca Kohler –13 Layla Marvin
6 Allison Parizek – 2 Mary Loken – 11 Shannon Kaiser

UND Defense Pairings

4 Sam LaShomb – 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
22 Tanja Esenschmid – 8 Samantha Hanson
7 Jordan Slavin – 16 Tori Williams

UND goalies

1 –Shelby Amsley-Benzie
30 Jorid Dagfinrud
33 Michelle Bonapace-Potvin

OSU Buckeye Forward lines

23 – Tina Hollowell (A) – 15 Minttu Tuominen (A) – 25 Paige Semenza (A)
19 Danielle Gagne – 6 Taylor Kuehl –4 Ally Tarr
12 Hokey Langan (C) – 7 Kayla Sullivan – 17 Julia McKinnon
 (No Forward)—16 Melani Moylan—16 Melani Moylan

OSU Buckeye Defense Pairings

20 Kari Schmitt –22 Sara Schmitt
27 Annie Svedin – 14 Becky Allis
9 Bryanna Neuwald – 10 Kara Gust
2 Cara Zubko 

 OSU Buckeye goalies

31 – Chelsea Knapp
39 – Stacy Danczak

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Friday, February 15, 2013

UND Women run OSU out of the building

United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux in a ...
United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux in a game against the ECAC All-Stars on January 3, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Grand Forks, ND – The University of North Dakota women’s hockey team has been on a bit of a role as of late, winning six in a row and seven of the last eight games that they played in.
Senior forward Jocelyne Lamoureux came into tonight’s game on a hot streak of her own. This past week, Lamoureux broke the existing league record for career points of 262 held by Wisconsin’s Hilary Knight (2007-12). The Record fell, when Lamoureux recorded seven points during last weekend series (0g-7a—7pts) against the Bemidji State Beaver, giving her a collegiate career total of 266 points (120g -146a—266pts) in 140 games played.
Tonight, a couple of hot streaks continued as the Green and White extended their winning streak to seven straight games, beating the Ohio State University Buckeyes 5-2.
With the win tonight, UND also clinched home ice for the WCHA playoffs, but the head coach didn’t seemed satisfied with that fact.
“For a long time, it was one of our goals [home ice] every year,” Head Coach Brian Idalski said. “That hasn’t changed, but I think it’s a smaller goal, and there’s still a lot of work to be done and I think we understand that. We got a big game tomorrow we got to turn around and be ready, that club has a lot of pride, their well coached and you have to show up and be ready to go.”
Senior forward Jocelyn Lamoureux remained smoking hot, as she added two more points to her already impressive career point’s total. Tonight, she chipped in (1g-1a—2pts). Not to be out done, Jocelyn’s twin sister Monique had an impressive night of her own, as she added three helpers (0g-3a—3pts).
Junior forward Michelle Karvinen who missed the first 12 games of the season with an undisclosed injury, continue her torrid pace as she chipped in two more markers. Karvinen now has (14g-26a—40pts). Tonight, Karvinen also recorded her 100 career point in just her 55th game and this is what she had to say on getting her 100th career point.
“It’s very special,” Karvinen said. “I am happy it’s not just like a rebound or something and it was a little nicer, it was great.”
The Ohio State Buckeyes actually took a 2-1 lead with a couple of goals from Captain Hokey Langan (Chatham, Ontario). That was all the closer the game would get as UND would blow the game open with three goals five minutes apart.
After the game, head coach Brian Idalski was asked about the explosion in the second period.
“I just thought we executed a little better,” Idalski said. “I thought we were a little hungry as far as getting pucks to the net and being the first to jump on rebounds. You have to out work them – they’re so good at playing with energy and competing and they’re very strong on pucks. You had to turn it up a notch to match that.”
Same two teams tomorrow night at 07:07 pm.
With the win tonight, UND currently sits in 8th of the Pairwise Rankings, UND would need to 8th or above to make the NCAA tourney.

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UND versus OSU game one lines

UND Forward Lines

91 Ashley Furia –17 Jocelyne Lamoureux (C) –19 Meghan Dufault
3 Michelle Karvinen (A) –63 Josefine Jakobsen 2 Mary Loken
10 Andrea Dalen –51 Becca Kohler –15 Megan Gilbert
6 Allison Parizek –11 Shannon Kaiser –13 Layla Marvin

UND Defense Pairings

4 Sam LaShomb – 18 Monique Lamoureux (A)
22 Tanja Esenschmid – 8 Samantha Hanson
7 Jordan Slavin – 16 Tori Williams

UND goalies

1 –Shelby Amsley-Benzie
30 Jorid Dagfinrud
33 Michelle Bonapace-Potvin

OSU Buckeye Forward lines

23 – Tina Hollowell (A) – 15 Minttu Tuominen (A) – 25 Paige Semenza (A)
19 Daniell Gagne – Taylor Kuehl –4 Ally Tarr
12 Hokey Langan (C) – 26 Kendall Curtis – 17 Julia McKinnon
7 Kayla Sullivan – (No Forward)—16 Melani Moylan

OSU Buckeye Defense Pairings

20 Kari Schmitt –22 Sara Schmitt
27 Annie Svedin – 14 Becky Allis
9 Bryanna Neuwald – 10 Kara Gust
2 Cara Zubko  

 OSU Buckeye Goalies

31 – Chelsea Knapp
39 – Stacy Danczak

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