Amanda grew up playing for her local boy’s youth hockey team in Vermont until she was a sophomore in high school. In the summer months, she would also play for the girl’s program Vermont Stars.
Her skill took her further to North American Hockey Academy where she finished her last two years of high school.
College & Professional Career:
The following year in 2011 Amanda started her career at the University of Vermont. She left her career holding the most goals, assists and points in UVM’s history and captained the team in her last two years. Once she graduated, she moved to Boston to train and play for the Boston Pride in the NWHL. On June 22, 2015, Pelkey became the first player ever to sign with the Boston Pride, signing prior to the 2015-16 inaugural NWHL season. She played for the Boston Pride for three years with a gap year for the 2018 Olympics
Pelkey is also the founder and director of AMP Hockey which is a training platform for athletes. Her camps are spread throughout the USA in various locations including Vermont, North Carolina, New Jersey and Maine. She is also the head coach for the U16 North American Hockey Academy team who compete in the Junior Women’s Hockey League. Pelkey has coached for many years for youth teams, select teams, junior teams and U18 National team selection camps.
More Info: amandapelkey.com/camp.
Amanda's Thoughts on Video Analysis:
"Every player should learn at a young age the importance of watching game film. The ability to apply the knowledge given into game like scenarios is an important skill to have. As a result, the player will become a true student of the game. They will gain the confidence to accept coaching points in the future which will only better their personal growth and development."
2018 Olympic Champion
2x World Champion
Founder/Owner AMP Hockey
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Testimonials for Amanda Pelkey
It was easy for anyone to watch Amanda play and see her speed, skill, and tenacity. What I really appreciated and respected about her was her growth mindset. Amanda always wanted to get better and she was a real student of the game. I know she is now bringing that knowledge and passion to the players she is working with. They are lucky to have her!
Head Coach – University of Vermont
Amanda is the type of player that every coach loves to have on their team. Her work ethic, dedication and commitment to improving each and everyday is something that young players should try and emulate. The way she practices, the way she plays, 100% every drill and every shift is something that should be instilled in every young player at a young age.
7th Overall Draft in the NHL
Played 12 Seasons and 700+ games in the NHL
NWHL Coach – Boston Pride
Olympic National Team Coach – USA