Bellamy and Faber were among 27 players named to the preliminary roster in February and were selected to the 20-player roster from a tryout camp that began March 24. The U.S. Women’s National Team will hold training camp until March 31 and then will compete in the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship from April 4-12, in Harbin, China.
Bellamy and Faber will be two of seven U.S. newcomers to world championship competition. Bellamy, one of seven defensemen on the roster, is not a newcomer to international competition, however. She has represented the U.S. at each of the last two Four Nations Cup tournaments.
Both Bellamy and Faber, one of 11 forwards selected, were members of the 2007 U.S. Under-22 National Team and both competed at the U.S. National Women’s Festival in 2006 and 2007.
Faber led the 2008 UNH Wildcats in points (49) with 25 goals and 24 assists. She tied for the national lead in game-winning goals (13) and also ranked second in shorthanded goals, 10th in goals per game and 13th in points per game.
Bellamy ranked fourth on the team in assists (23) and led all UNH defensemen in points with 26. She ranked 10th nationally in defensemen scoring and 23rd overall in assists per game.
The duo helped lead UNH (33-4-1) to its fifth consecutive Hockey East regular-season title and third straight league tournament championship in 2008. The Wildcats also advanced to the Frozen Four for the second time in three years.
Team USA 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship Schedule
April 4-12 • Harbin, China • Baqu Arena
Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)
Fri., April 4 Germany 3:30 p.m./3:30 a.m.
Sun., April 6 Switzerland 3:30 p.m./3:30 a.m.
Tues., April 8 Qualifying Round TBA
Thurs., April 10 Qualifying Round TBA
Sun., April 12 Bronze-Medal game 3:30 p.m./3:30 a.m.
Gold-Medal game 7 p.m./7 a.m.