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Hawaii’s Moana Kekuewa Is Part Of Team USA’s Silver Medal Inline Hockey Performance At The World Skate Games


Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas veteran youth player Moana Kekuewa was part of Team USA’s silver medal-winning inline hockey performance in Buenos Aires last week.

Team USA topped Colombia 5-2 in the Junior Women’s semifinals before losing 9-1 to Namibia in the championship game Sunday.

It turned out that the Namibia team was just too strong, having already defeated the U.S. 8-1 in the tournament opener earlier in the week and finishing with a sterling 7-0 record.

After that opening loss, Team USA (5-2 overall) won its next five games to get to the final.

Kekuewa, a defenseman, played in all seven Team USA games. She was the second Hawaii player to win a silver medal at the tournament. One week earlier, Hawaii’s Jordan Nahoi-Baricar earned silver with the U.S. Junior Men’s team.

World Skate Games

Team USA, Silver Medal, Inline Hockey
Tournament scores
>> Namibia 8, Team USA 1
>> Team USA 3, Colombia 1
>> Team USA 3, Italy 2
>> Team USA 4, Argentina 0
>> Team USA 6, Brazil 2
>> Semifinal: Team USA 5, Colombia 2
>> Championship Game: Namibia 9, Team USA 1

Note: This post has been updated to reflect the U.S.’s game against Italy was a 3-2 victory.

Hawaii’s Moana Kekuewa, back row second from right, and her U.S. teammates, coach Alex Morrison and assistant coach Charlotte Nicholson. (Photo by Raynette Kekuewa).



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