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SRHS alumna still retains hockey career

SRHS alumna still retains hockey career

By Hector Trujillo

The love for sports is something that isn’t always something that’s learned, but it’s in the blood. That is exactly the case with Harvard graduate and Olympian Keely Moy when it comes to hockey.

The 25-year-old Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) alumna had the honor of representing the Swiss ice hockey team in the 2022 Winter Olympics, helping lead them to a fourth place finish.

“It was a huge honor for me to be able to participate in the Olympics. It’s the most prestigious sporting event in the world and sometimes it’s really hard to wrap my head around what it means to have gone to the games. To participate is not only a huge honor to the country, but to the sport that I have been fortunate enough to play for my whole life,” Moy said. “I remember during our first game against Canada, I was able to look up at the huge Olympic flag above the ice during warmups and really take in that moment. I felt that no matter what happened, nobody would be able to take this moment away from me.”

Her best memories of SRHS were playing for the roller hockey team, which was the first time Moy played competitive roller hockey besides a little of middle school roller hockey, along with some recreational soccer. Playing roller hockey at SRHS turned out to be a memorable introduction to a new sport which gave her an opportunity to practice something new while getting to know more people at school.

Moy’s life at that point consisted of going to school, then immediately going to the ice rink in Escondido and skating until the late evening.

“I’m glad that hockey has given me something to enjoy for the rest of my life, even outside of playing in
college and professionally,” she said. “In addition, I have been able to coach on the weekends for the San Diego Angels girls hockey program, which has been extremely fulfilling and has been another great way that I have been able to give back to the game that has given me so much in my life.”

Moy also worked for the San Diego Gulls as a business intelligence coordinator this past season. She recently accepted a job offer in Detroit with Ilitch Sports and Entertainment, where she supports the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers as a business analyst.

“My dad was from Detroit and was a die-hard Red Wings fan, so this opportunity was really special for me,” Moy said. “I really think that the Gulls did a great job of supporting me and gave me the opportunities to learn and grow myself and my career in the ways that I wanted to, which I really appreciate.”

Her father passed away in July of 2020 due to prostate cancer, but she is still close to her older brother, Tyler, who was drafted by the Nashville Predators of the NHL in 2015.

“My best advice is to try to enjoy every moment, from the special ones like winning championships to the times that it’s not so fun to get on the ice because you’re tired or just don’t want to do it,” Moy said. “The game of hockey is so special, and even if the goal is not the Olympics or college hockey, it will give you lifelong friends and memories to take with you forever.”