Gov. Burgum presents Rough Rider Award to Lamoureux twins at Ralph Engelstad Arena ceremony

“Monique had another baby, and I’m due any day now, so that’s kept us busy,” Jocelyne said. “My husband’s already talked about building a rink for the kids in the backyard, so I’m sure I’ll be getting more time on the ice next winter.”

“I don’t think you’ll see me on a Wednesday night league anytime soon,” Monique said.

On this Wednesday, though, the Lamoureux twins were back at ice level of Ralph Engelstad Arena, honored by Gov. Doug Burgum as the 45th and 46th recipients of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, the highest honor for citizens of the state.

In highlighting the Lamoureux reputation for competitiveness, the two argued over which twin was No. 45 and which was No. 46.

With a stage at ice level and the massive REA video board lowered above them, the Lamoureux twins became the first sibling Rough Rider Award winners and the second-youngest selections behind former Major League Baseball player Roger Maris.

The speakers at the event included Burgum, UND President Andrew Armacost, Shattuck-St. Mary’s coach Gordie Stafford, USA Hockey mental skills coach Dr. Colleen Hacker and Comcast senior advisor to the CEO

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