April 22, 1987 |
Providence, RI, USA
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||146 lb (66 kg; 10 st 6 lb)|
New Hampshire Wildcats
|National team||United States|
Kacey Lee Bellamy (born April 22, 1987) is an American ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League. She was named to the United States women's national ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Early life and college
Bellamy grew up in Westfield, Massachusetts, 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 Wildcats
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.
Bellamy is a two-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2004–05). From 2006–09, 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. 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.
On September 22, 2015, it was announced that Bellamy had signed a contract with the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League. 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.
Awards and honors
Two-time member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship (gold-2008–09)vcnx
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).
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).
- 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
- Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team selection
Bellamy has two brothers, Robby and Corey, and one sister, Lindsey. Her brother, Robby played hockey at the University of Maine as well as the Philadelphia farm system and Corey now skates for the Huntsville Havoc of the SPHL.
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|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||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Kacey Bellamy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com.
- Team USA.org: Vancouver women’s hockey team announced.
- Travis Hughes (January 1, 2014). "Winter Olympics 2014: USA announces women's hockey roster". SBNation.com. Vox Media.
- "Westfield Olympian Kacey Bellamy adds White House visit to accomplishments". The Republican Massachusetts. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "USA Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Team USA.
- "Olympian Bellamy Signs with Pride".