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Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson shines at NHL All-Star Skills competition

The Grand Forks native and former UND star finished third in the Fountain Faceoff

NHL: NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition
Grand Forks native and former UND hockey player Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson participates in the 2022 NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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LAS VEGAS — Monique Lamoureux-Morando let everyone in on a little bit of a secret Friday night.

She tweeted that the only ice time her twin sister, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, has had in the last year has been on the outdoor rink teaching her 3-year-old son how to skate.

That didn't stop Lamoureux-Davidson from shining among NHL All-Stars at the skills competition Friday night in Las Vegas.

Lamoureux-Davidson, who was picked to participate in the event alongside the best men's players in the world, finished third of eight in the Fountain Faceoff competition, where the all-stars attempted to hit targets while standing on an island in the Bellagio Fountains.

The three-time Olympian from Grand Forks hit all of her targets in 16.253 seconds. She was briefly in first place.

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Only two players did it faster than her — Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators (:11.855) and Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets (:15.163).

Lamoureux-Davidson beat Nick Suzuki of the Montreal Canadiens (:22.155), Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers (:22.688), Mark Stone of the Vegas Golden Knights (:24.696), Jordan Eberle of the Seattle Kraken (:27.934) and Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers (:39.915).

Lamoureux-Davidson was just a second away from reaching the head-to-head final, which was won by Werenski.

This wasn't Lamoureux-Davidson's first time at an NHL All-Star Game. She previously played in a women's three-on-three game as part of the weekend festivities.

Lamoureux-Davidson, who lifted the U.S. to the gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Games by scoring the game-winning goal in a decisive shootout, retired from her playing career last summer along with her twin sister.

The Lamoureux twins were a part of silver-medal winning U.S. teams at the 2010 Vancouver Games and the 2014 Sochi Games.

Fountain Faceoff

Qualifying round results
1. Roman Josi, NSH, :11.855
2. Zach Werenski, CBJ, :15.163
3. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson :16.253
4. Nick Suzuki, MTL, :22.155
5. Claude Giroux, PHI, :22.688
6. Mark Stone, VGK, :24.696
7. Jordan Eberle, SEA, :27.934
8. Jonathan Huberdeau, FLA, :39.915

Head-to-head final
1. Werenski :25.634
2. Josi :47.454

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Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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