Buesser, Bellamy Honored with ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards

Pictured: Goaltender Laura Bellamy allowed only two goals on 57 shots faced last weekend.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior forward Kate Buesser and freshman goaltender Laura Bellamy of the sixth-ranked Harvard women’s hockey team have been honored as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week and Goaltender of the Week, respectively, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

Buesser, who leads Harvard with 26 points and ECAC Hockey with 25 points in conference games, scored two goals and handed out an assist in the Crimson’s 4-1 victory at Dartmouth Friday. She broke a 1-1 tie with her first tally of the game at 16:32 of the second period, which held up as the eventual game-winning goal. Buesser, a native of Wolfeboro, N.H., later scored Harvard’s third goal and assisted on the team’s fourth score, finishing the game with a +3 rating.

Bellamy, a native of Duluth, Minn., earned both Harvard wins on the weekend, stopping 55 of 57 shots faced (.965) in two games. She recorded a career-best 37 saves in Harvard’s victory at Dartmouth Friday, stopping all 17 shots she faced in the third period, while holding the Big Green scoreless on five power plays in the game. Bellamy then topped off the weekend with an 18-save performance in the Crimson’s 2-1 win over Providence at Bright Hockey Center. Once again, Bellamy kept an opponent scoreless on the power play, keeping the Friars off the scoreboard with three chances with an extra attacker. In six starts this season, Bellamy stands at 3-2-1 with a 1.45 goals-against average.

Harvard returns to action Tuesday, as the team hosts the 32nd Annual Women’s Beanpot at Bright Hockey Center. Northeastern will play Boston University at 5 p.m., while the Crimson will skate against Boston College at 8 p.m.