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Lightning-fast Lamoureux-Davidson sets Olympic record in win over Russia

The Lamoureux line got started in the Olympics by scoring Team USA’s first goal.

On Tuesday, it kept going by breaking an Olympic record.

Grand Forks native Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored two goals in the span of six seconds, setting an all-time Olympic mark, during USA’s 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Lamoureux’s quick strikes broke fastest-goal records for both the women’s and men’s side.

The women’s record was previously held by Canada’s Caroline Ouellette, who scored twice in 16 seconds during the 2006 Turin Games.

The men’s record dated back to 1960, when Sweden’s Carl Goran Oberg scored two goals in eight seconds during the Squaw Valley Games.

Lamoureux-Davidson also added an assist for a three-point game and leads the team with four points in the tournament.

She moved into a tie with her twin sister, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, for sixth all-time in U.S. scoring at the Olympic Games with 15 career points.

Warroad’s Gigi Marvin added her first Olympic goal in the second period as the Americans moved to 2-0 in the Pyeongchang Games and clinched a spot in the semifinals.

The U.S. will play Canada at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday in the final pool play game to determine the No. 1 seed for the tournament round.

The first of Lamoureux-Davidson’s two tallies came with 8:14 left in the second period. Lamoureux-Morando fired a shot through traffic from the right circle. Russian goalie Valeria Tarakonova kicked the rebound to the left circle, where Lamoureux-Davidson found it in the skates of a defender and roofed it.

On the following faceoff, the Russians won it back, but Jocelyne poked it free and skated in alone on a breakaway. Lamoureux-Davidson faked a shot and got Tarakonova to go down before moving it to her backhand and putting it underneath the crossbar.

The back-to-back goals gave the Americans a 3-0 lead.

Less than three minutes later, Marvin scored on a rebound of an Amanda Pelkey shot. It was the first Olympic goal for the three-time Olympian.

Marvin also added an assist on the first goal of the game. She sent a pass to Lamoureux-Davidson, who carried the puck up the left side before spotting an open Kacey Bellamy in the right circle. Bellamy fired a shot through a Monique screen to open the scoring.

The Americans led 1-0 after one and 4-0 after two. Minnnesota alum Hannah Brandt finished off the scoring in the third.

Former Robert Morris goalie Nicole Hensley got the start and stopped all 13 shots to get her first Olympic shutout.

“We’re just going to carry the momentum we had in this game here,” U.S. coach Robb Stauber said. “We’re going to carry that forward.”

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 14th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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