ZURICH, Switzerland – Kacey Bellamy ('09), a four-year standout at the University of New Hampshire and volunteer assistant coach for the 2011 Wildcats, won a third consecutive gold medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship when the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Canada, 3-2 in overtime, on April 25.
Bellamy helped the U.S. to a 3-0 record in pool play with an assist in the opening 5-0 victory against Slovakia (April 17) and a goal in the 13-1 triumph vs. Russia (April 18). The squad also defeated Sweden, 9-1, and skated to a 5-1 victory against Russia in the semifinals to set up a championship-game matchup vs. Canada.
Bellamy, a 2009 RBK All-America First Team selection as a senior defenseman at UNH, also struck gold with the U.S. Women's National Team at the IIHF World Championship in 2008 and 2009 and she was a 2010 Olympic silver medalist. She was selected as one of Team USA's top three players at the '09 tourney. Bellamy has also competed at five Four Nations Cups (2006-10).
Bellamy compiled career totals of 27 goals and 80 assists for 107 points in 143 games at UNH spanning the 2006-09 seasons; the 107 points is one short of the school benchmark by a defenseman. As a senior captain, she ranked third nationally in defensemen scoring. Bellamy returned to her alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2010-11 season while also competing for the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League.