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USA Hockey's Star Twins Started Off Playing At This Big Ten School

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EAGLE RIVER, WI - FEBRUARY 09: A close up of a puck in motion during the 2013 USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships on February 9, 2013 in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The three-day tournament features 2,400 participants from 30 states playing a round robin tournament on 28 rinks laid out on Dollar Lake. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The United States women's hockey team did something awesome early Thursday morning. The Americans beat Canada.

USA won its first gold medal in 20 years. Team USA last won it all in 1998.

The win ended Canada's streak of gold medal wins. The Canadians had won four straight golds coming into the contest.

Team USA was led by a pair of sisters. They're twin sisters, actually.

Jocelyne Lamoureux scored the game-winning goal in the shootout. Monique Lamoureux scored the game-tying goal in the third period.

Both were sick.

Where did these twins go to college? They finished their careers at the University of North Dakota.

However, they started their careers in the Big Ten. Both committed to and played one season for Minnesota.

They transferred out of the program after one season with North Dakota hired Brian Idalski, a former coach at the USA Hockey Development Camps. Their father also went to the school.