Kalley currently runs female hockey development programs in the London, Ontario area and coaches minor hockey in the London Devilettes organization.
Kalley Armstrong is the granddaughter of former Toronto Maple Leaf captain George Armstrong, who played 21 seasons in the NHL and won 4 Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Known by many as “the Chief” he was proud to be one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL. In 2019 she launched Armstrong Hockey in honour of her Grandfather, and her love for the game and coaching Indigenous youth.
Armstrong Hockey aims to make hockey development and mentorship accessible to First Nations youth. In the summer of 2019, Kalley ran her first youth hockey camp in London, Ontario open to all First Nations youth in surrounding communities. She was helped by her long-time best friend and teammate Kelly Babstock from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island.
Kalley played 4 years at Harvard University, captaining the team in her senior year and helping the Crimson to win the 2015 Ivy League Championship, the 2015 ECAC Season Championship, the 2015 ECAC Tournament Championship, the 2015 Beanpot Championship, and finish as the 2015 Frozen Four Runner-Up. As a junior she was selected to the All-Ivy League Second Team and named the ECAC Best Defensive Forward. Kalley led the team in game winning goals for two seasons. Kalley suffered a severe concussion at the conclusion of her junior year in 2013 and after recovering a year later and returning to play for the Crimson in 2014, she decided to retire from hockey and pursue coaching.
Kelly Babstock is from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island. She currently plays professional women’s hockey in the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) for Toronto. Kelly runs a hockey development camp in the summers for Wiikwemkoong youth based out of Espanola, Ontario. She is an inspiration and role model to her community, actively engaging in youth events.
Cassidy started her hockey career playing minor league boys and girls hockey in Alberta. From there, Cassidy played four years in the Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) for the Calgary Bruins where she captained her team. She was recruited to play for St.Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. There, she played four years for the St.Thomas Tommies in the CIS (now USport). In her third year as assistant captain, she helped led the team to the CIS National Championship tournament. Cassidy is committed to developing girls hockey in the London area, and is heavily involved in the London Devilettes organization. She is also is a proud coach of the C.M.O girls and helps to administer and run the C.M.O. youth hockey camps.
Stats & Experience
2020 – present — Co-coach (with Cassidy Martin), London Devilettes Midget AA
2018 – present — Coach, C.M.O. United Novice & Atom Girls Little Native Hockey League (LNHL)
2019 – 2020 — Co-coach (with Cassidy Martin), London Devilettes Bantam A (Minor)
2018 — Coach, Team Ontario Female, National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
2017 — Assistant Coach, Western University Women’s Hockey
2013 — ECAC Best Defensive Forward - Harvard University
2013 — All-Ivy League Second Team
2010 — Assistant Captain, Team Ontario
All-time Leading Scorer for Quinnipiac University (95 G, 108 A 203P)
2-Time NWHL All-Star
2019 NWHL Foundation Award
2018 Team Ontario Coach, National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
2014 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Finalist (Best Women’s NCAA Player)
4-Time All-New England First Team All-American
2011 ECAC Player & Rookie of the Year
2011 Aboriginal Role Model of the Year LNHL Hall of Fame Inductee
2020 – present — Co-Coach, London Devilettes Midget AA Girls
2019 – 2020 — Co-Coach, London Devilettes Bantam A (Minor) Girls
2018 – 2019 — Assistant Coach, London Devilettes Novice Girls
2015 – 2016 — Assistant Coach, Southside Athletic Club Minor Midget AAA Boys