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Pelkey named to 2018 U.S. Olympic Team

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TAMPA, Fla. -

Amanda Pelkey is a two-time World Champion and now she'll represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics.  Friday, Pelkey was named to the 2017-18 U.S. women's hockey national team.  

Pelkey was introduced along with the rest of Team USA at an event in Tampa, Florida, where she just wrapped up taking part in the National Team Selection Camp.  The team will begin training in September in Tampa and will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics next February in PyeongChang, South Korea.

"Right now, I still feel a little bit in shock," Pelkey said.  "At first, you obviously hear the news and you couldn't be more happy and even go into shock into how incredible the news is."

The former UVM standout was part of the World Championship winning squad last month in Michigan, scoring the first goal of her senior national team career. That was the second time Pelkey had won World Championship gold with Team USA and now she'll have an opportunity to represent Vermont on her sport's biggest stage next winter.

"I know that tonight, we're going to have a little bit of a celebration and wind down a little bit, but I think once I'm alone and settled in for the night, I think it's going to truly hit me hard," Plekey said.  I always reflect on the past and what's gotten me to this point and I know that tonight once I wind down, it's absolutely going to hit me."

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