But it didn’t slow them down.
The Grand Forks twins who led the U.S. women’s hockey team to Olympic gold in 2018 wrote a book about their journey.
The book is titled: Dare to Make History: Chasing a Dream and Fighting for Equality.
It will be released on February 23, the day after the third anniversary of the gold medal game in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The book can already be pre-ordered from Amazon.
“It alternates between my voice and Mo’s voice,” said Jocelyne. “We close with one voice. In the true way we lived our lives together and made our dreams come true, there is probably no other way to write a book.”
Not only does the book describe her rise to the world stage as a Grand Forks ice hockey player with the U.S. Olympic team, but also her struggle for gender equality with USA Hockey.
In 2017, the US team threatened to boycott the World Cup planned for Plymouth, Michigan, if USA Hockey could not solve certain gender equality issues. The two teams came to an agreement before the tournament and the American team won gold.
The following year they went to the Olympics and dramatically won the country’s first gold in women’s hockey in 20 years.
Monique Lamoureux-Morado beat Canada 2-1 towards the end of the third half and scored the decisive goal. Then Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the game winner with a dazzling move in the shootout.
Jocelyne said the book had been in the works for about 18 months.
“One of our friends and mentors, David Cohen, who helped us get started with Comcast, was basically encouraging us that our story was interesting enough for a book,” said Jocelyne. “He helped us put together a proposal. You need to ask a book agent to buy a proposal from publishers. We are lucky that Radius thought the proposal was interesting enough to endorse our book.”
Both Jocelyne and Monique wrote the book when they were raising young children. You worked on it with an employee.
“We’d work from home, type together, edit pages together,” said Jocelyne. “It was definitely an interesting and unique process. Sometimes we would read the same pages over and over again.”