U.S. hockey legend Kacey Bellamy named scout and player relations liaison by PHF

Canada forward Blayre Turnbull (40) and United States defenceman Kacey Bellamy (22) battle for the puck during first period women's gold medal final Olympic hockey action at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Gangneung, South Korea on Thursday, February 22, 2018. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) announced the appointment of former U.S. Women’s National Team star Kacey Bellamy to the role of Scout and Player Relations Liaison on Wednesday.

“Kacey Bellamy is a proven leader, unwavering teammate, a fierce competitor, and her exceptional work ethic, wealth of knowledge, and ‘golden’ experience as an Olympic and World Champion will only serve to benefit the PHF,” said league commissioner Reagan Carey.

In this role, Bellamy will be relied upon for her knowledge of the PHF and NCAA player pools and will be responsible for building communications with prospects and NCAA and U SPORTS coaches. She will also be a resource for current elite amateur players looking to advance their professional hockey careers.

Prior to her retirement from pro hockey in May 2021, she helped lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to an Olympic gold medal in 2018 and eight gold medals in nine appearances at the IIHF Women’s World Championships. Additionally, Bellamy played two seasons in the PHF, where she notched 23 points in 30 games with the Boston Pride, winning the first Isobel Cup in 2016.

Bellamy is the second high-profile hire in as many weeks from Carey — on May 4, former head coach of the Canadian national women’s hockey team Melody Davidson was named Director, League and Hockey operations of the PHF.

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