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Published February 14, 2010, 06:01 PM

Coach Brian Idalski Watches Lamoureuxs In Olympics

Today was the first women's hockey game of the Olympics.

Today was the first women's hockey game of the Olympics and a chance for three local athletes playing in the game to be seen around the world.

Two of the players, Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureux, will be playing at the University of North Dakota next year.

UND's women's hockey coach Brian Idalski was watching today's women's Olympic Hockey game with his two sons. Idalski says watching Jocelyn and Monique Lamoureux play is very exciting for his whole family.

Brian Idalski/UND Womens Hockey Coach: "Anytime you watch a sporting event on tv it's larger than life. It's fun to hear the stories and things people are excited about."

The Lamoureux twins will be playing for UND next season. Idalski says they will be a great addition to the team.

Brian Idalski/UND Womens Hockey Coach: "They have been winners at every level that they have played at those are kids who want the puck and embrace those situations in a clutch when a play needs to be made."

Coach Idalski says not only are the Lamoureux twins getting Olympic experience, but they're also well regarded by the UND hockey team.

Brian Idalski/UND Womens Hockey Coach: "They embrace and accept the fact that these players are going to bring a lot experience wise and be a big part of where we want to go in the future."

Once the Lamoureux twins return to Grand Forks for training, Coach Idalski says these two girls will bring the Sioux to a whole new level.

Brian Idalski/UND Womens Hockey Coach: "As the coaching staff you can only bring the kids up to a certain level and one you have one or two players teaching other players the norms, skills, and little hits I think that's just when the program reaches a level of elite status."

Jocelyn scored one goal, Monique had four assists and Warroad's Gigi Marvan had two assists in today's game.