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2018 Playing Team Trials - March 2018

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The final 2018 playing team trials were held during early March - triallists spent four sessions on the ice over a period of two weeks while team management watched and judged the squad.


The final 2018 Botany Swarm playing team will be chosen as a result of all information gathered from trials and an announcement of the final members will be made in early April.


The coach and management would like to thank everybody who participated in the trials and gave u...

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2018 NZIHL Schedule

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2018 NZIHL schedule has been finalised and can be located here.


This year, we will playing two pre-season games against the West Auckland Admirals in early May. The event details can be found here and here. As in previous years, these pre-season games are a highlight as we've all be starved of on-ice action and are ready to bring out our loudest supporting voices for the games against our cross-city riva...

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2018 NZIHL Season

Posted on February 17, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We are counting down to our first home Botany Swarm against the Canterbury Red Devils at The Hive on Friday 25 May 2018 - it's now less than 100 days away!! The full 2018 NZIHL schedule can be found here.


The 2018 season is going to be a goodie with one of the definite highlights being the game played on Friday 22 June against the West Auckland Admirals at Spark Arena. This will be a regular season game for ...

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Launch of Botany Swarm Website

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Early in the 2018 season we will launch the new and very improved Botany Swarm website. It's only taken us 10 years to upgrade!! Here's a sneak preview of what's in store for you ....

2018 Playing Team Trials - February 2018

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Botany Swarm will be holding playing team trials during the early part of 2018. These trials will take the format of dry land fitness sessions in February followed by on-ice trials through March 2018. The 2018 team will be selected based on these fitness sessions and on-ice trials. The new Botany Swarm team management is dedicated to choosing the best players for the 2018 team and roster spots will be allocated accordingly.

Travis Crickard appointed Botany Swarm Assistant Coach for 2018 season

Posted on December 23, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Travis J. Crickard to the 2018 management team.


Travis has been appointed as Botany Swarm Assistant Coach.


Travis joins the Swarm next year from Kelowna, BC, Canada and the team are really privileged to have him on board to assist Head Coach, Ian Wannamaker with the 2018 season. He is currently Assistant Coach of the Kelowna Rockets, Western Hockey League – a position which he’s held for three seasons through 201...

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Ian Wannamaker appointed Botany Swarm Head Coach for 2018 season

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (1)

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Ian Wannamaker to the 2018 management team.


Ian has been appointed as Botany Swarm Head Coach.


Ian is a well-known member of the Swarm team. For numerous years he has represented both on the ice as a player and on the bench as part of the coaching staff. He has held many coaching positions both in Canada and New Zealand and with his coaching experience combined with his coaching qualifications and educational background, put...

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Swarm vs Thunder, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July 2017

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Swarm split their weekend series with the Dunedin Thunder, falling 5-4 in a close match on Saturday, and racing ahead to take the 5-3 win in regulation on Sunday.


The first 20 minutes of Saturday's game were fairly evenly matched, with the Swarm unable to tally on a 104s 5-on-3 opportunity, and what looked like their first goal washed out due to a high stick. The Thunder scored late in the period, on a low shot off the rush from Tristan Darling that took advantage of som...

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Swarm vs Devils, Sunday 11 June 2017: 7-0 Win

Posted on June 11, 2017 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Swarm had a great bounce-back win on Sunday June 11th, notching their first home win of the season in a 7-0 shutout of the Canterbury Red Devils.


The first period saw no action on the scoreboard but plenty on the ice, as both teams brought a more physical game to the second match of the weekend. The Swarm appeared to have the edge in possession and chances, but were not able to capitalise early.

 

The first goal came early in the second period, after a h...

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Swarm vs Devils, Saturday 10 June 2017: 6-5 SO Loss

Posted on June 10, 2017 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The Botany Swarm suffered a narrow loss in the shootout Saturday evening at Paradice Botany, going down 6-5 to the visiting Canterbury Red Devils.


Belying the final score, the Swarm had the majority of the chances and zone time through the whole game, with 67 shots attempted to the Devils' 28.

 

The Swarm applied plenty of pressure and got a fair number of chances, but had more than a few pucks that were unlucky to not go in through a maze of sticks and bo...

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