UNH women's hockey players selected for U.S. Festival

Bellamy, an All-USCHO Rookie Team selection in 2005-06, ranked 13th in the nation in defenseman scoring (0.65 points per game). In 37 games, Bellamy recorded 24 points with eight goals and 16 assists to rank first among UNH defenseman in goals and second in points. The speedy blueliner recorded a plus/minus rating of +39 that tied for third overall and first among defenseman.

Faber, the Hockey East ITECH Rookie of the Year who joined Bellamy on the All-USCHO Rookie Team in 05-06, ranked No. 7 in the nation in points (1.38 ppg), No. 10 in assists (0.78 apg) and No. 17 in goals (0.59 gpg), as well as 10th in shorthanded goals (two), 22nd in game-winning goals (four) and No. 3 among rookie scorers. Faber, who led UNH with a +46 rating, broke the Hockey East rookie record for both goals and points in a season. She finished the year third on the team in goals (22) and points (51) as well as fourth in assists (29).

Wright-Ward, an RBK Hockey All-America First Team selection and New England Hockey Writers Association Most Valuable Player as a sophomore forward last season, was honored as Hockey East TPS Hockey Player of the Year as she broke the league record for points in a season. She ranked No. 4 in the nation in points (1.65 ppg), No. 6 in assists (0.89 apg), No. 7 in goals (0.76 gpg), No. 9 in power-play goals (eight) and No. 22 in game-winning goals. Wright-Ward, second to Bellamy with a +45 rating, ranked second on the team in goals (28), game-winning goals, assists (33) and points (61).

Bellamy, Faber and Wright-Ward helped lead New Hampshire to a 33-3-1 overall record in which the Wildcats won the Hockey East regular season and tournament titles, earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship and advanced to the Frozen Four for the first time since the tourney's inception in 2001.

The 2006 U.S. National Women's Festival will serve as the tryout for the U.S. team that will compete in the three-game U-22 Series against Canada from Aug. 24-27. A roster of 20 players will be announced following the conclusion of the festival.

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