Grand Forks twins Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux announced their retirement from their playing career after winning a combined 14 World Championship and six Olympic medals.

Here's a timeline of prominent events in their careers:

March 6, 2000: The Lamoureux twins appear in the Herald for the first time for winning a squirt hockey tournament with the Grand Forks Supras boys team. The short blurb said: The Grand Forks Supras won the championship of the Squirt B bracket in the Fargo Flyers International tournament on Feb. 27. The Supras defeated Hyland Hills, Colo., 7-1; Jamestown 5-2; Bismarck 4-1 and the Sioux Falls (S.D.) Flyers 5-0. Team members are Alex Bryson, Derek Flaten, Ryan LaDouceur, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Austin Maatz, Jake Malm, Patrick McNamara, Matti Roinila, Austin Salyer, Nick Schafer, Alex Simonson, Tony Turgeon and Andrew Vigen.

May 30, 2003: They weren't just hockey players. The Lamoureux twins made the Grand Forks Central varsity girls soccer team as seventh-graders. That season, Central and Grand Forks Red River played a game to go to the state tournament. Central won 3-0. Jocelyne scored twice. Monique scored once. They were both first-team all-state picks as eighth-graders.

June 23, 2004: The Lamoureux twins decide they will go to Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep School in Fairbault, Minn., to play for coach Gordie Stafford. They play their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior seasons there.

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Oct. 28, 2006: The Lamoureux twins are named to the U.S. Four Nations team as juniors in high school. Only one other high school player was named to the Four Nations team that year, Hilary Knight.

Jan. 9, 2007: Jocelyne and Monique commit to play college hockey at Minnesota, a women's hockey powerhouse program. UND had fired its coach weeks earlier and was using an interim coach at the time.

Dec. 5, 2008: The Lamoureux twins play in Ralph Engelstad Arena for the first time as members of the Minnesota Gophers. They combine for five points as the Gophers shut out UND. As freshmen, Monique tallied 75 points and Jocelyne 65 as they took the country by storm and were named first-team all-WCHA players.

March 26, 2009: Jocelyne and Monique are named to the World Championship roster for the first time. They go on to win gold in the event that was held in Finland.

April 12, 2009: The Lamoureux twins win their first World Championship gold medal as the U.S. beats Canada 4-1 in Finland.

May 26, 2009: The Lamoureux twins shock the college hockey world by announcing they will transfer to UND, crediting new coach Brian Idalski. "Coach Idalski brought them from two wins under their belts in one season to a .500 program," Monique said. "It's definitely turning around and it's great to see. We're hoping to be part of it."

Sept. 9, 2009: Sports Illustrated writer Gary Smith travels to Grand Forks to work on a piece on the Lamoureux family ahead of the 2010 Olympic Games.

Dec. 17, 2009: USA Hockey announces that the Lamoureux twins will be on the 2010 Olympic team.

Feb. 14, 2010: The Lamoureux twins make a splash in their first-ever Olympic game. Monique sets USA's single-game assist record with four during a 12-1 win over China. Jocelyne scores a dazzling goal on a between-the-legs move.

Feb. 25, 2010: The U.S. loses the gold-medal game to Canada 2-0. Marie-Philip Poulin had both goals for the Canadians. The Lamoureux twins earn their first Olympic medal, silver.

Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureax hold their silver medals from the 2010 Olympics.
Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureax hold their silver medals from the 2010 Olympics.

Oct. 2, 2010: The Lamoureux twins play their first game at UND, leading the program to a thrilling 5-4 win over Boston University in Ralph Engelstad Arena. They did not disappoint the crowd of 2,855. Jocelyne scored a goal and Monique had two goals and four points.

Oct. 15-16, 2010: Playing against their old team, Minnesota, for the first time, the Lamoureux twins combine for two goals and four points as UND sweeps the Gophers for the first time in program history.

Jan. 1, 2011: The Lamoureux twins are named the Herald's Sportspersons of the Year.

Feb. 27, 2011: Monique scores a overtime goal on a coast-to-coast rush to lift UND to a 3-2 win over Bemidji State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs, delivering UND its first-ever playoff series win.

April 25, 2011: The Lamoureux twins win their second World Championship gold as the U.S. beats Canada 3-2 in overtime in Switzerland.

Jan. 4, 2012: Monique sets the school record by tallying eight points (four goals, four assists) in a 14-0 win over Lindenwood.

March 2, 2012: Jocelyne and Monique become the school's first-ever finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the best player in the country. Jocelyne ends up as a top-three finalist, but the award goes to Wisconsin's Brianna Decker.

The Lamoureux twins Monique, left, and Jocelyne will lace up their skates one last time in Grand Forks this weekend when the University of North Dakota faces Minnesota State-Mankato in the WCHA playoffs.

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The Lamoureux twins Monique, left, and Jocelyne will lace up their skates one last time in Grand Forks this weekend when the University of North Dakota faces Minnesota State-Mankato in the WCHA playoffs. John Stennes / Forum News Service

March 10, 2012: UND reaches the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history, losing to Minnesota 5-1. Jocelyne finishes the season with a school-record 82 points. Monique, who was moved to defense during the year, finishes with 71. Both players eclipse the 200-point mark for their careers.

April 14, 2012: Canada beats the U.S. 5-4 in overtime in the gold medal game at the World Championship. Monique ends the tournament with 14 points, the most of any U.S. player since 1990.

March 8, 2013: UND reaches the WCHA championship game for the first time in school history with a 2-1 win over Wisconsin in the semifinals. The game-winning goal in the third period: Monique from Jocelyne.

March 16, 2013: The Lamoureux twins play their final game at UND, a 3-2 loss to Minnesota in triple overtime of the NCAA regional final. That Minnesota team is widely regarded as college hockey's best ever, finishing the season 41-0-0.

April 9, 2013: The Lamoureux twins win a third World Championship gold as the U.S. beats Canada 3-2 in Canada.

Dec. 20, 2013: USA plays Canada in a pre-Olympic exhibition in Ralph Engelstad Arena, a homecoming for the Lamoureux twins. They each score a goal and tallying an assist as the Americans win 4-1. The game ends with a brawl between the teams. The Lamoureux twins were involved. "I'm not a proponent of fighting in hockey," USA coach Katy Stone said. "I am a proponent for standing up for yourself. If players are going to take cheap shots at our players, there's going to be an answer for that. We will not get pushed around. We will, at the end of the day, prepare to play any game we have to play. We'll go hard, we'll play clean, but if the game gets out of hand, we'll manage that as well."

Dec. 23, 2013: The Herald reports that the Lamoureux twins have made the final roster for the 2014 Sochi Games.

Feb. 20, 2014: The U.S. loses the gold-medal game in heartbreaking fashion. The Americans led the Canadians 2-0 in the final minutes of the game, but Canada scored two goals in the final 3:26 to send it into overtime. In overtime, Marie-Philip Poulin scored the winning goal. However, the Lamoureux twins make North Dakota history by becoming the first to win multiple Olympic medals.

Jocelyne (left) and Monique Lamoureux of Grand Forks will represent the the United States for the second time when the 2014 Olympics open today in Sochi, Russia.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD
Jocelyne (left) and Monique Lamoureux of Grand Forks will represent the the United States for the second time when the 2014 Olympics open today in Sochi, Russia.JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

April 4, 2015: The Lamoureux twins win a fourth World Championship gold as the U.S. beats Canada 7-5 in Sweden. Monique has two assists in the game and is named to the all-tournament team. She was the tournament's top-scoring defenseman. Jocelyne finishes second in the tournament in goals.

April 4, 2016: The Lamoureux twins win a fifth World Championship gold as the U.S. beats Canada 1-0 in overtime in Canada. Monique is named to the all-tournament team as the event's top-scoring defenseman for a second-straight year.

March 15, 2017: Jocelyne and Monique, along with their U.S. teammates, announce they will boycott the upcoming World Championship if certain conditions aren't met by USA Hockey. The Lamoureux twins become two of the spokespersons for the players.

March 28, 2017: Just three days before the start of the World Championship, the players come to an agreement with USA Hockey.

April 7, 2017: The Lamoureux twins win a sixth and final gold medal at the World Championship as the U.S. beats Canada 3-2 in overtime in Plymouth, Mich. Monique is named to the all-tournament team for a third-straight year.

Dec. 21, 2017: USA Hockey announces the Lamoureux twins are on the final Olympic roster for the 2018 PyeongChang Games. They had been scratched from the Four Nations a month earlier.

Feb. 22, 2018: In dramatic fashion, the twin sisters from Grand Forks lead the U.S. to its first gold medal in 20 years in women's hockey. Trailing Canada late in the third period, Monique scored the game-tying goal on a breakaway. Then, in the sudden-death shootout, Jocelyne scored the winner with a dazzling move.

June 12, 2020: The Lamoureux twins are named the 45th and 46th recipients of the Theodore Roosevelt Roughrider Award, the state's highest honor for its citizens, Gov. Doug Burgum announces.

Feb. 9, 2021: Jocelyne and Monique announce they are retiring from their playing careers.