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UMD women's hockey: Duluth's Bellamy, Edina's Reber to be named assistant coaches

New Minnesota Duluth women's hockey coach Maura Crowell has selected Duluth Denfeld graduate Laura Bellamy and Edina's Samantha Reber as assistant coaches, multiple sources have told the News Tribune, with the official announcement of their hirin...

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New Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey coach Maura Crowell has selected Duluth Denfeld graduate Laura Bellamy and Edina’s Samantha Reber as assistant coaches, multiple sources have told the News Tribune, with the official announcement of their hiring coming sometime this week.

Like Crowell, both Bellamy and Reber come to the Bulldogs from Harvard, where Crowell was an assistant coach from 2009-2013 before serving as interim head coach in 2013-14 and associate head coach in 2014-15.

Bellamy, a stellar netminder for the Duluth Northern Stars in high school, played in goal for three years for Crowell (four years total at Harvard) before becoming an assistant coach in 2013. Bellamy’s first season as a Harvard assistant was while Crimson head coach Katey Stone was away coaching Team USA to a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Harvard won an Ivy League title that season and reached the NCAA tournament under Crowell and Bellamy.

Bellamy joined the Crimson coaching staff out of college, and now Reber will do the same after wrapping up a four-year college career with a loss to Minnesota in the national championship game in March. In 134 games with Harvard, the forward finished with 26 goals and 82 assists for 108 points. She was a Crimson co-captain in 2014-15.

Tuesday is UMD Women’s Hockey Night at Wade Stadium where the Duluth Huskies face the Eau Claire Express at 6:35 p.m. in Northwoods League baseball action. Crowell is scheduled to throw out the first pitch.

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Samantha Reber
Samantha Reber

Co-host of the Bulldog Insider Podcast and college hockey reporter for the Duluth News Tribune and The Rink Live covering the Minnesota Duluth men's and women's hockey programs.
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