Fans pack sports lounges and the Ralph Engelstad to watch USA Women's hockey play CanadaIt's a historic, yet bittersweet day for Grand Forks and the entire state of North Dakota. Thursday marks the first time a North Dakotan has ever won two Olympic medals.
By: Victor Correa, WDAZ
It's a historic, yet bittersweet day for Grand Forks and the entire state of North Dakota. Thursday marks the first time a North Dakotan has ever won two Olympic medals.
The Lamoureux twins won silver in 2010 and again Thursday in women's hockey. It's a case of Deja-vu, back in 2010 the last winter olympics in Vancouver, Canada beat the US for a gold medal win. And the Lamoureux twins were in the thick of it then as well.
Fans packed into sports lounges, even the Ralph Englestad Arena to catch the game on the big screen. They were all there not only to watch team USA, but to root for hometown heroes, Monique and Jocelyn Lamoureux. Fans know the Lamoureux twins have had their sights set on beating the Canadians, ever since their last Olympic showdown four years ago.
Makayla Sandvold who is rooting for USA said, "I know the US and Canada don't like each other especially in women's hockey so its definitely a big game for them."
In the end, Canada won, three to two. And team USA took home the silver. The Canada/USA rivalry isn't done yet. Friday the two mens teams will face off in a semi-finals match. They play 11 AM central time.