UMD coach, Duluth native Laura Bellamy named Harvard women’s hockey head coach

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After spending eight seasons on the University of Minnesota (UMD) women’s hockey staff Laura Bellamy is returning to her alma mater. The Bulldogs’ associate head coach has been named the next head coach of Harvard University’s women’s hockey team.

A Duluth native and Duluth Denfeld alum Bellamy was a goalie for Harvard from 2009-2013, then served as an assistant to the team for two seasons. From 2013-2014 she coached under interim head coach, current UMD head coach, Maura Crowell.

Bellamy then went on to serve four years as an assistant coach at UMD, then four more as an associate head coach all under Coach Crowell.

In 2022 Bellamy won the American Hockey Coaches Association’s Assistant Women’s Coach Award. In her time at UMD she helped the Bulldogs to back-to-back NCAA Frozen Fours in 2021 and 2022, including one title game appearance in 2022.