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Kim Gallagher, MPM

Skill Development | Mental Performance Training

Certified Mental Performance Training Coach

 

Kim is the USA Hockey Associate Coach-in-Chief for the State of Michigan and is a USA Hockey Coach Developer. She is also the Director of Girls Hockey for the Little Caesars AA Girls Hockey Program in Farmington Hills, MI.

She was an 11th round draft pick for the 2018 Clarkston Cup Champions, the Markham Thunder, of the professional Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) for the 2018/19 season. She was invited to attend the 2019, 2021, and 2022 USA Hockey Girls' Player Development Camp as a coach in St. Cloud, Minnesota where she worked with members of the 18u Women's National Team. The 2020 18u Women's World team won a Gold Medal at the Women's World Championship in Bratislava and the 2022 18u won a Silver Medal at the Women's World Championships in Madison, WI. In June, Kim is looking forward to attending the 2022 Girls' Player Development Camp.

Kim is a USA Hockey Coach Developer - a coach who coaches how to coach. It's a program within USA Hockey to improve coaching education across the country. The program “coach the coaches” who are then out in the field and training the grassroots coaches throughout the country.

If you ask Kim about it, she'll say, "It's a unique opportunity to give back to the game by working with other coaches and sharing ideas on how we can give our student-athletes the best player-centered environment for their overall development." Alongside an all-female presenter staff at the 2021 USA Hockey Annual Female/Women's Coaching Clinic, Kim presented to 80+ coaches across 20 different states. She is a frequent presenter for the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program Coaching Seminars for Levels 1 through 4 in the MAHA District. Join a coaching clinic here.

After coaching at the collegiate level for the Michigan State University Women's DI and DII hockey team serving as an assistant and head coach, she accepted a position within the Little Caesars Hockey organization, skating out of the Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. As a coach of the 19u AAA girls team, Kim developed a mental training program to help prepare her athletes to be leaders in their upcoming NCAA careers. In 2021 Kim was appointed Director of Girls Travel Hockey for Little Caesars Farmington Hills. She frequently volunteers as a guest coach to various girls hockey organizations and learn-to-play programs throughout the Metro Detroit Area.

 

Throughout her coaching career, Kim has trained men and women competing for their countries at the international level, the nation's top female ACHA and NCAA athletes, women representing USA and Canada in the World University Games, young ones just getting started, and everyone in between.

Kim continues to see herself as a student of the game and is on a never ending quest for education and knowledge. In addition to being certified in Mental Performance Mastery, Kim attends several high performance coaching seminars organized by USA Hockey, the U.S. Olympic Committee, NHL Coaches Association, the American Collegiate Hockey Association, and more.

"Hockey is universal and is understood in any language," Kim said. "Having the opportunity to grow the game at home has always been my focus. Hockey taking me across the globe is an experience I'll always cherish. My time spent working with the women and men of the Philippine Hockey Federation and their Learn-To-Play Hockey program was incredible. It's humbling to play a small role in the growth of our sport." In the summer, Kim returns to one of the nation's top hockey programs and her alma mater, Shattuck-St. Mary's, to coach at their Elite Girls Summer Hockey Camp.

To work with Kim, sauce over an email here.

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Bianca Bartolomei

Girls and Women's Development

 

Bianca is a USA Hockey Officiating District Supervisor in Metro Detroit. In addition to developing officials and refereeing at the grassroots level, she currently officiates NCAA DI and DIII Women's College Hockey, the PWHPA, men's collegiate and junior hockey.

Bianca began playing hockey as a sophomore in high school and despite getting a later start than most of her teammates, her tenacity earned her a spot on the Michigan State University women's hockey team where she played as a right winger. At the Big 10 University, Bianca had the privilege of traveling across the country to play against some of

the nation's top female athletes after starting her hockey career only a couple years prior.

Following graduation, she continues to pursue her passion for the game by officiating, playing, and serving as head coach of various women's and youth teams. Throughout the year Bianca works at the grassroots level to develop players and officials on and off the ice. 

She also officiates in leagues across the country for the Atlantic Hockey League, College Hockey America (NCAA DI), New England Women's Hockey Association (NCAA DIII),  the United States Premier Hockey League, the Eastern Hockey League, the American Collegiate Hockey Association, Michigan High School Athletic Association, and the Amateur Athletic Union. She is one of few women currently in the state of Michigan to officiate men's college hockey - ACHA Divisions 1, 2, 3. She has officiated men's and women's college hockey, USA Hockey Districts, MAHA State Tournaments, and was selected for collegiate and AAU National Championships. During the 2020-21 season, Bianca was the only female official to officiate a men's collegiate hockey national championship tournament.  Bianca often volunteers her time officiating multiple local charity games each year, including the annual Guns and Hoses charity game hosted by the Royal Oak Police and Fire Department.

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Eliza Ollinger

 

Eliza had hoped to play ice hockey since her youth; however, growing up in Kentucky meant the closest ice rink to her house was several miles away.

 

An elite collegiate athlete and a natural leader, Eliza started a women's team in Metro Detroit and quickly jumped from recreational women's hockey to serving as a captain on her nationally-ranked team for the past 15 seasons. She has made numerous MAHA State Tournament and USA Hockey National Championship appearances.

Having grown up in an area where hockey is scarce, Eliza understands the importance

of growing youth sports and athletics. She enjoys spending time at the rink with the Jack Adams and Clark Park players. Eliza also volunteers her talents as a guest coach for many women's team in Metro Detroit. Most recently, Eliza volunteers with the Covington Street Hockey League in Covington, KY - a nonprofit organization that provides youth and adults an opportunity to play the sport we love.

She uses her experiences to grow youth hockey in Detroit and in Kentucky and ensures each child leaves the ice with a smile on his/her face.

 

Eliza's presence on the ice is profound; therefore, she is currently rostered and is a captain on the Detroit Revolution, as a defenseman and a right wing. 

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William Owen

 

William is a defenseman who found his passion for hockey when he moved to Michigan at six-years-old.  At 11, William moved to travel hockey with the Oakland Grizzlies Hockey Club. With the Grizzlies his team won multiple MAHA District Championships, 2 Regional Silver Stick Championships, and the overall International Silver Sticks Championship. 

 

William was twice chosen to play on a USA Select Team that played European and Russian Hockey Clubs in a tournament in the Czech Republic.  The USA Select Team won the silver medal both years. 

William attended Brother Rice High School where he played 2 seasons of hockey before

moving to AAA.  William was the Captain of his team his senior year. 

While at Brother Rice, William also played lacrosse for 3 years, culminating in a State Championship title his senior year. William has trained at 2SP since 9th Grade, continuing in the summers and training alongside other college, junior and professional athletes.

 

William graduated from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH where he is a Computer Science with Math major.  William played on the Division 1 ACHA Hockey Team at Saint Anselm.  In his last year, his team went 14-3, winning their league.  William was also involved in multiple leadership roles at Saint Anselm College; working with and mentoring incoming and enrolled freshman to help them integrate into the college community. His leadership skills make him a great addition to our staff.