Personal Info

  • Born in Randolph, Vt. 
  • Daughter of John and Ann Pelkey
    • Has one brother, John, Jr.

Hockey-Related Questions

Earliest Memory of Hockey
At age three, she used to watch her brother play all the time. She would spend hours on the outdoor rink in her front yard that her dad built growing up. 

Best Advice She's Been Given
Wake up every day with the attitude that it's another opportunity to get better and grow as a person.

Olympic Role Model
Cammi Granato

Best Advice for Young Hockey Players
Don't ever think to yourself that something is impossible. If you love a sport, stick with it. Lastly, be passionate in everything that you do and be the best teammate you can be.

Favorite Small Area Game
Offense, Defense, Out - a 2 v. 2 cross-ice mini game

Lifestyle Questions

If She Wasn't Playing Hockey, She Would Be...
Working in an exercise physiology lab studying athletes or working of a charitable organization

Biggest Fear

Favorite Place She Has Traveled
Fussen, Germany, where she went for her first world championship. She describes it as a "small winter wonderland"

Little-Known Fact About Amanda
She used to sing through grade school and high school

Favorite Hobbies Outside of Hockey
Hiking, going to the lake, boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing with family