Like so many of the U.S. women’s team players, Kacey Bellamy began her hockey career playing with and against the boys. During those years, Bellamy found an unrelenting competitive drive which lived within her. Boys intentionally targeted her on the ice, and some of her own teammates and their parents refused to take her seriously as a hockey player.
Ignoring the critics, Bellamy went on to play Division I hockey at the University of New Hampshire. By her sophomore year Bellamy was already an impact player.
Recognizing her talent, USA Hockey invited Bellamy to participate at development camps, but in 2006 Bellamy was cut from an Under-18 team. Getting cut would be one of the best things to happen to Bellamy, who set out to never again find herself in that position.
Since that setback in 2006, Bellamy has won silver at two consecutive Olympic Games with Team USA and gold at seven world championships, as well as one worlds silver.
After winning her seventh world championship gold medal in 2017, Bellamy was named the U.S. Player of the Game, in which she scored two goals in regulation, preceding the golden goal scored in overtime by her teammate Hilary Knight.
Getting to know Kacey Bellamy
Has played in 123 games for Team USA ahead of PyeongChang, second most on the U.S. roster
Has a soft spot for doughnuts, especially, Twin Donuts in Boston
Likes to write poetry, and hopes to one day publish a book with her work