The photo is all the evidence one needs. Standing in a row are Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux, Brianna Decker and Amanda Kessel. Proudly wearing their Team USA jerseys side-by-side with arms draped over one another, the four women have 2018 Olympic gold medals slung around their necks, holding their prizes forward for the camera and beaming with seemingly permanent smiles.
The caption, put there by Gordie Stafford only shortly after USA stood atop the podium in Pyeongchang, reads simply, “The Shattuck Golden girls.”
The moniker, of course, is in reference to their alma mater. Not from the college ranks, mind you. The Lamoureuxs are products of North Dakota, Decker a Wisconsin alum, and Kessel played her post-secondary puck in Minnesota. Rather, at one point in time, and for one season as...
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Jared Clinton is a writer and web editor with The Hockey News. He's been with the team since 2014. He was born, raised and resides in Winnipeg, where he can be found missing the net on outdoor rinks all over town.