Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson shines at NHL All-Star Skills competition
The Grand Forks native and former UND star finished third in the Fountain Faceoff
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.
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.
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
1. Werenski :25.634
2. Josi :47.454