Last weekend, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando competed for a PWHPA team that bore their name in New Hampshire for the Dunkin’ Women’s Hockey Showcase. It was their first time back on the ice in a game setting since the the twin sisters and stars of Team USA stars gave birth to their sons in December and January.
A big thank you to the @pwhpa and @dunkindonuts for a great weekend in NH! Fun to be back on the ice for games and competing with not only the best players but most committed to changing the game now and for the future. #forthegame #dreamgaptour— Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux (@LamoureuxTwins) October 6, 2019
The Lamoureuxs have been a fixture on the United States women’s national team for a decade. After winning two Olympic silver medals and six gold medals at IIHF Women’s World Championships, they both played pivotal roles in Team USA’s thrilling shootout victory in the gold medal game of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. They are undoubtedly two of the best players in the game and two of its most influential personalities off the ice.
They’ve been teammates, champions, ambassadors, philanthropists, and mothers together. Now, the Lamoureux twins are becoming authors together. The sisters have plans to publish a book titled Dare to Make History in February 2021 with the Radius Book Group that will tell the story of their journey to make Team USA for the 2022 Olympics after becoming mothers, their lives as elite athletes, their battle for greater gender equity in sport, and their efforts to forge a new league as members of the PWHPA.
“We sacrificed a lot on our road to winning Olympic gold in women’s ice hockey in 2018, just like the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team did to win the World Cup in 2019,” the twins shared in the book’s news release, “Despite being among the best in the world for many years, we were treated less well than the men when it came to marketing and training support, as well as compensation, because we are women.
In Dare to Make History, we take on the issue of gender equity, both for women in sports and for women in the work world. This issue affects all women and girls, young and old, whether they are elite athletes, or just making a life for themselves. And it is an issue for all of us to take on — men and women. It is great to partner with Radius Book Group to publish our book, because they support our goals.”
Needless to say, the Lamoureux sisters’ Dare to Make History has instantly become one of the most anticipated books in the hockey world. Since the historic #BeBoldForChange boycott of the 2017 Women’s World Championship, the sisters have become symbols of the battle for gender equity on and off the playing the field. Undoubtedly, North Dakota’s favorite daughters will have valuable insight to share about not only about what it means to be an elite female athlete in North America, but also what it looks like to be on the front lines of the battle for greater gender equity.
It’s a story that should be well worth the wait.