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KIHA Warriors 14-U Team Rocks And Rolls To National Inline Championship


So far, it’s a summer well spent for the travel players from Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas.

The KIHA Warriors 14-U team went all the way at the North American Roller Hockey Championships finals in Irvine, California, last week.

The Warriors hoisted the championship trophy in the Silver Division by winning all six of their games.

The KIHA Warriors 14-U NARCH champions are (front, left to right): Moana Kekuewa, Elijah Chavez-Connell, unidentified goaltender, Connor Birdsall, Sammy Chun. Back row: coach Jami Yoder, Brody Betz, Jaxon Pang, James Stewart, Kyle Bizily, Collin Mayhew, and coach Kimo Chun.

After winning four round-robin and one semifinal game, KIHA — led by the goal scoring and playmaking of Elijah Chavez-Connell and Jaxon Pang — topped Pure Octane 5-2 in the championship game.

It’s a busy time for Hawaii’s top inline players. KIHA’s 10-and-under Silver Division team and the Kona Rink Rats men’s Silver Division team from the Big Island also took part at the NARCH finals last week. In addition, two KIHA players — Jaden Nahoi-Baricar and Lance Hamilton — were part of the Sin City Barons 21-under Platinum Division team that made it to the semifinals before losing 5-1 to Skittles at NARCH.

This week, NARCH continues with appearances by KIHA’s 6-U and 12-U teams in the Silver Division and KIHA’s men’s and women’s teams in the Gold Division. Bedrock Sports Hawaii will update you on those teams when the tournament wraps up. KIHA is also sending a girls team to a tournament in Michigan this month.

Results and two more photos follow.

NARCH Finals, Hawaii’s results (so far)

KIHA Warriors, 14-U Silver Division Champions

>> Game 1: KIHA 5, Bend Bullets 2
>> Game 2: KIHA 6, Bulldogs Black 2
>> Game 3: KIHA 6, Warrior Revolution 4
>> Game 4: KIHA 7, Tour OC Blades Red 2
>> Semifinals: KIHA 5, Tour OC Blades Red 2
>> Championship game: KIHA 5, Pure Octane 2


KIHA Warriors, 10-U Silver Division

>> Game 1: Bend Bullets 3, KIHA 1
>> Game 2: SD Inline 7, KIHA 5
>> Game 3: AKS Yellow 5, KIHA 0
>> Game 4: KIHA 4, Rockets 3
>> Game 5: Pure Octane Black 6, KIHA 3


Kona Rink Rats, Men’s Silver Division

>> Game 1: Mafia 6, Kona 2
>> Game 2: NCI Phoenix White 8, Kona 0
>> Game 3: Chimbombe 9, Kona 2
>> Game 4: Dirty Sprite 4, Kona 2


Sin City Barons, 21-U Platinum Division
(With KIHA’s Lance Hamilton and Jaden Nahoi-Baricar)

>> Game 1: Sin City 5, Bananas 2
>> Game 2: Sin City 7, Tour Labeda Mayhem 5
>> Game 3: Angry Ducks 3, Sin City 1
>> Game 4: Sin City 3, NCR Elite 2
>> Semifinals: Skittles 5, Sin City 1

The Kona Rink Rats played in the men’s Silver Division.

Hawaii’s Jaden Nahoi-Baricar, left, and Lance Hamilton, center, played for the Sin City Barons.


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