Game report: Game 4 vs Southern Stampede Sun 17th June

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Swarm restore some honour

Swarm went it tonight’s game with vivid memories of last night’s 6-2 defeat, and minus the magical skills of Aleksandr Polozov. The Estonian suffered a major injury his right knee in the opening minutes of last nights game which will probably side-line him for several weeks. Stampede were not without their problems; Conner Harrison and Nic Fabbri were forced to sit the game due to judicial issues. “We are disappointed to ...

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Game report: Game 3 vs Southern Stampede Sat 16th June

Posted on June 16, 2012 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The 2012 Southern Stampede arrived in Auckland to start their 2012 NZIHL season. With an array of young New Zealand players, buoyed by group of predominantly Canadian imports, the Stampede backed their chances to take first night honours, despite not bringing a full strength team to Auckland.

Supported by a group of around 150 spectators, the Swarm were looking to build on their win last Sunday over the Canterbury Devils. However the Swarms chances suffered a severe blow when ...

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Upsets open Swarm's year (Times Online)

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Swarm in the News: Link to article here Times Online article

By: DANIEL SILVERTON | Friday, 08 June 2012

Game report: Pre Season vs West Auckland Admirals Tuesday 5th June

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 3:30 AM Comments comments (1)


Anyone outside the hockey community would think that a West Auckland Admirals and the Botany Swarm pre-season game would be a neighbourly affair. But with the Swarm looking to avenge last weeks 7-4 loss to Avondale, the last game before the start of the NZIHL season proved to be more like a “neighbours at war” reality show. Except nothing was stage managed. This was tough formidable hockey, sprinkled with skill and large doses of shear speed.

The Admiral...

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NZIHL Newsletter Number 1

Posted on June 3, 2012 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

This is the first NZIHL newsletter for 2012.

Pre Season Loss

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Swarm 4 - Admirals 7 in an exhibition game last night at botany. Took the swarm until the third period to start scoring but by then it was to late unfortunately. 3 weeks til the season starts.

Ice Blacks coming home

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Right so the Ice Blacks played there last game this morning meaning they will be on there way home over the next few days from Iceland. Good news for the Swarm considering the majority of the team are in the Ice Blacks. First training next Tuesday.

Go the Swarm!

Botany Swarm Staff Annouced for 2012

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Andy Guest will continue with his role and manager, Sue guest as the AsstManager.

Phillip Lyle returns to the team as Head Coach since his departure as theCoordinator in 2010

KC Ball will continue as a Asst Coach/player but with a more hands on rolesince the departure of Andreas Kaisser.

Ian Wannamaker will specialise in working with the forwards, Andrew Hay withthe Defence.

Zak Nothling will be the Swarms fitness Coach. Zak is the Swarm Goalie andruns a gym in East ...

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Swarm Rumours for 2012

Posted on February 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Rumours have it that the Swarm are heading off shore in July for a couple of games in Australia.

Coaching staff likely to be annouced in the next few weeks as well. 

Keep coming back here to find out more.  

2012 schedule now available

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Draft schedule now available on the website.