Kacey Bellamy

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Kacey Bellamy
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Born (1987-04-22) April 22, 1987 (age 30)
Providence, RI, USA
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg; 10 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NWHL team
Former teams
Boston Pride
Boston Blades
New Hampshire Wildcats
National team  United States
Playing career 2005–present

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.[1] She was named to the United States women's national ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics.[2][3]

Early life and college[edit]

Bellamy grew up in Westfield, Massachusetts,[4] 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.

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

New Hampshire Wildcats[edit]

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 career[edit]

USA Hockey[edit]

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.[5] 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 Blades[edit]

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 Pride[edit]

On September 22, 2015, it was announced that Bellamy had signed a contract with the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League.[6] 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[edit]

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[7]
  • Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team selection[8]

Family life[edit]

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

    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

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 0 2 2
2009 United States WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 2 2
2010 United States Oly 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 0 1 1 4
2011 United States WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 1 1 2
2012 United States WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 0 1 1
2013 United States WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 0 1 1
2014 United States Oly 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 1 1 2 2
2015 United States WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 1 1 2 0
2016 United States WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 0 2 2 0
2017 United States WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 2 3 5 4

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