Westfield Supporters Proud of Bellamy, Team USA
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — All eyes in Westfield were on Sochi and the Olympic Women’s Hockey final between the United States and Canada Thursday afternoon.
They were watching hometown girl Kacey Bellamy and her teammates at the Tavern.
For a time, the gold looked like a lock. The Americans were up 2 to nothing and were just minutes away from their first Olympic gold medal since 1998.
Then everything went wrong.
The Canadians scored their first goal to make it 2 to 1. With 55 seconds to play, Canada tied the game at 2.
The game went into overtime where Canada scored on a power play to win 3 to 2.
Tears flowed on the American side in Sochi and at the Tavern, especially from Kacey’s sister Lindsey, disappointed, but proud of her sister. She said, “They should have won this game, seriously it should have been 3 to nothing. It didn’t go that way, but when you think about it and the best part about it, is that they still left with the silver medal and no one in the world, not many people in the world can say they won a silver medal in the Olympics.”
Lindsey says she wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Kacey back in the winter Olympics in four years. She adds, there’s nothing wrong with winning two silver medals.