Ohio State Assistant Helps Team USA Win Gold

Ohio State Assistant Helps Team USA Win Gold

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Ohio State Assistant Helps Team USA Win Gold


An Ohio State assistant hockey coach taught Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson the move she used to help Team USA beat Canada in a shootout. He’s also the one who gave the move its unique name.


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The United States women’s hockey team won gold for the first time since 1998 this week, and they did so with an assist from Ohio State’s Peter Elander.

Elander became the associate head coach of Buckeye women’s hockey in September 2017, but prior to that, he held the same position with North Dakota.

In that capacity, he coached Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson.

Lamoureux-Davidson was the sixth shooter to face Canadian goalie Shannon Szabados in the shootout of the gold medal game.

The 28-year-old forward made an electric, triple-deke goal that resulted in a 3-2 victory for the United States and their first trip to the top of the Olympics podium in two decades.

After that, she credited Elander with teaching her how to go from a quick fake shot, to her backhand, to her forehand all in rapid succession.

She talked about spending thousands of hours doing Elander’s “highway” drills–practices during which he would litter the ice with tires and cones, forcing her to work in tight spaces.

Lamoureux-Davidson also said Elander would name these moves. The double fake is “Oops, I did it.” Adding yet another move makes it the “Oops, I did it again.”

That, of course, was appreciated by a certain pop singer.

 


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