Somebody just got a new linemate.
A little more than a month after Monique Lamoureux-Morando gave birth to her first child, a son named Mickey, her sister and U.S. women’s ice hockey teammate Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson welcomed a son of her own in Nelson.
“Did we just become best friends? Mickey is so excited for his cousin Nelson to finally join us!” the gold-medal-winning twins tweeted from their shared Twitter account on Wednesday.
Nelson Maurice Davidson was born at 7:52 a.m. on Tuesday, Jocelyne's husband Brent Davidson shared on Instagram.
“Jocelyne was amazing during her labor,” he wrote. “I couldn’t be happier to start this next chapter in my life as a father.”
“We are so overwhelmed with all the ❤ Nelson Maurice has brought into our world!” added Jocelyne on her Instagram. “Our hearts are forever 10 sizes bigger”.
As usual, the Lamoureux twins, who helped Team USA win the Olympic gold medal last February in PyeongChang, embark on motherhood together.
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Jocelyne and Brent announced their pregnancy in August at a gender reveal party for Monique and husband Anthony Morando at the family home in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
“Like everything in life, we’re doing it together,” Jocelyne said at the time.
The newborns join an already big hockey family in the Lamoureuxs, with four uncles who all played college hockey.
Of course, the biggest hockey stars in the family are their moms.
Teammates on the past three U.S. Olympic teams, the sisters led Team USA to its first Olympic gold medal in 20 years last year in PyeongChang. Both played a huge role in the gold-medal game victory over Canada, with Monique scoring the game-tying goal in the third period and then Jocelyne scoring the game-winning goal in the shootout.
The win came after several years together on the national team, a stint that included winning two prior Olympic silver medals and six world titles.
Chrös McDougall has covered the Olympic movement for TeamUSA.org since 2009 on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc. He is based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.