Kim Gallagher

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

Founder | Skill Development | Mental Performance

Markham Thunder CWHL | Little Caesars 19u AAA Girls Coach

USA Hockey Girls' Player Development Camp Coach | USA Hockey Level 4 Coach

 

Kim 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 USA Hockey Girls' Player Development Camp as a coach in St. Cloud, Minnesota where she worked with members of the 2020 18u Women's National Team. Months later, they took home the Gold Medal at the Women's World Championship in Bratislava. 

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 also developed a mental training program to help prepare her athletes to be leaders in their upcoming NCAA careers.

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.

"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. Hosting clinics internationally was an experience I'll always cherish. My time spent working with the men and women of the Philippine Hockey Federation and their Learn-To-Play Hockey program was incredible. It's always 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.

During her time at SSM, Kim played and trained with many Olympic athletes currently rostered on the U.S. Women's National and Olympic teams. Kim has also played at the international level, having played on teams throughout Canada including Junior hockey in the Provincial Women's Hockey League. Kim was offered an opportunity to play hockey at Dartmouth University. 

 

Kim loves being on the ice and helping the girls' game grow in the Metro Detroit area. She enjoys volunteering her time to various girls hockey associations as a guest skills and skating development coach. 

 

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