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Early life and collegeEdit

Bellamy grew up in Westfield, Massachusetts,[2] and spent four years in Sheffield, Massachusetts at the Berkshire School and graduated in 2005, where she lettered in hockey, field hockey and softball. In her senior year, she was named team MVP and co-MVP of the New England Prep School Athletic Council Division I. She finished her hockey career with 30 goals and 80 assists. She was Berkshire's Female Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior.

In 2009, Bellamy graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in women's studies.

New Hampshire WildcatsEdit

Bellamy ranks third all-time at UNH in career points by a defenseman. As a Freshman, she led New Hampshire Blueliners in goals (9) and was second in both assists (16) and points (24). In her sophomore season, she ranked second among team defensemen and 10th among the nation's blueliners with 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists). In 2007–08 (junior year), she led all Wildcat defensemen with 26 points (3 goals, 23 assists) and ranked 10th in the nation with .74 points per game. In her senior year, (2008–09), she ranked fourth among NCAA Blueliners with 28 points (6 goals. 22 assists) in 35 games en route to being named to the RBK All-America First Team.

Professional careerEdit

 
Kacey Bellamy playing for Team USA in 2017

USA HockeyEdit

Bellamy is a two-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2004–05). From 2006 to 2009, she was a four-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant. In addition, she was a two-time member of the United States Women's Under-22 Select Team. She was part of the United States Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup that finished first in 2008. She also played for the team when they had second-place finishes in 2006 and 2007. Bellamy was part of seven gold medal winning squads for the United States Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017. For 2009 and 2015, she was named one of Team USA's top-three players.[3] For 2017 Bellamy scored 2 goals in the IIHF world championship gold medal game against team Canada and was named US player of the game. She served as alternate captain for USA world championship teams in 2013, 2016 and 2017.

Boston BladesEdit

As a member of the Boston Blades, Bellamy was part of the club's first two Clarkson Cup triumphs; in 2013 and 2015. In addition, Bellamy participated in the 2014 CWHL All-Star Game.

Boston PrideEdit

On September 22, 2015, it was announced that Bellamy had signed a contract with the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League.[4] In the Pride's inaugural match, a 4–1 win against the Buffalo Beauts, Kacey Bellamy would earn two assists, becoming the first blueliner in NWHL history to log a multi-point game.

Calgary InfernoEdit

On July 24, 2018, Bellamy and fellow Team USA gold medalist Brianna Decker signed as free agents with the Calgary Inferno.[5] Appearing in the 2019 Clarkson Cup Finals, Bellamy logged the assist on the game-winning goal, scored by Decker.

Awards and honorsEdit

USA HockeyEdit

  • Two-time member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship (gold-2008–09)
  • Named one of Team USA's top-three players in 2009
  • Three-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (1st-2008, 2nd-2006–07)
  • Two-time member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the Under-22 Series with Canada (2007–08). Led U.S. defensemen with two points (1–1) in 2008. Paced the team with four points (1–3) in 2007
  • Four-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2006–09)
  • Two-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2004–05).

NCAAEdit

  • Played four years at the University of New Hampshire of Hockey East
  • Ranks third all-time at UNH in career points by a defenseman. As a Senior (2008–09): Ranked fourth among NCAA blueliners with 28 points (6–22) in 35 games en route to being named to the RBK All-America First Team
  • Garnered Hockey East First Team All-Star honors and was named the Hockey East Tournament MVP, as well as earning a spot on the Hockey East All-Tournament Team
  • Named UNH's Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year. As a Junior (2007–08): Hockey East Second Team All-Star
  • Led all Wildcat defensemen with 26 points (3–23) and ranked 10th in the nation with .74 points per game. As a Sophomore (2006–07): Hockey East Second Team All-Star
  • Named to the Hockey East RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team
  • Ranked second among team defensemen and 10th among the nation's blueliners with 29 points (10–19). As a Freshman (2005–06): Named to the All-USCHO Rookie Team and the Hockey East RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team
  • Led UNH blueliners in goals (8) and was second in both assists (16) and points (24).

NCAA honorsEdit

  • All-USCHO Rookie Team, 2006
  • Hockey East RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team, 2006
  • Hockey East Second Team All-Star, 2007
  • Hockey East RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team, 2007
  • Hockey East Second Team All-Star, 2008
  • RBK All-America First Team, 2009
  • Hockey East First Team All-Star honors, 2009
  • Hockey East Tournament MVP, 2009
  • Hockey East All-Tournament Team, 2009
  • UNH's Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year, 2009
  • Best Defender, 2011 4 Nations Cup[6]
  • Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team selection[7]

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Family lifeEdit

Bellamy has two brothers, Rob and Corey, and one sister, Lindsey. Her brothers are also hockey players with Rob having played hockey at the University of Maine and was drafted by Philadelphia Flyers while Corey has skated for teams in the ECHL, Federal Hockey League, and Southern Professional Hockey League, following one season of collegiate hockey at Becker College. She is also a cousin of former Indianapolis Colts safety Jamie Silva.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 University of New Hampshire NCAA 37 8 16 24 26
2006–07 University of New Hampshire NCAA 36 10 19 29 22
2007–08 University of New Hampshire NCAA 35 3 23 26 54
2008–09 University of New Hampshire NCAA 35 6 22 28 34
2010–11 Boston Blades CWHL 25 2 13 15 33
2011–12 Boston Blades CWHL 22 5 7 12 24 3 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Boston Blades CWHL 24 1 8 9 22 4 0 3 3 12
2013–14 Boston Blades CWHL 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Boston Blades CWHL 18 2 9 11 16 3 0 1 1 6
2015–16 Boston Pride NWHL 13 2 12 14 10 3 0 2 2 4
2016–17 Boston Pride NWHL 17 3 6 9 10 2 0 4 4 0
CWHL Totals 91 10 37 47 97 14 0 6 6 22
NCAA Totals 143 27 80 107 136
NWHL Totals 37 5 18 23 20 5 0 6 6 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WC   4 0 2 2
2009 United States WC   5 0 2 2
2010 United States Oly   5 0 1 1 4
2011 United States WC   5 1 1 2
2012 United States WC   5 0 1 1
2013 United States WC   5 0 1 1
2014 United States Oly   5 1 1 2 2
2015 United States WC   4 1 1 2 0
2016 United States WC   4 0 2 2 0
2017 United States WC   5 2 3 5 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kacey Bellamy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ Chimelis, Ron (April 21, 2010). "Westfield Olympian Kacey Bellamy adds White House visit to accomplishments". The Republican. Massachusetts. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "USA Hockey – Features, Events, Results". Team USA.
  4. ^ "Olympian Bellamy Signs with Pride". NWHL.co. Archived from the original on September 26, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  5. ^ Schwass, Tammy (July 24, 2018). "Inferno continue to bolster roster adding gold medalists Brianna Decker and Kacey Bellamy". Calgary Inferno. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "USA Hockey". USAhockey.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2006. Retrieved November 14, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  7. ^ "League Announces 12-Member 10th Anniversary Team". HockeyEastOnline.com. February 29, 2012. Archived from the original on May 1, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)

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