Game Reports: Swarm at Red Devils, 8th and 9th June 2013

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It was an exciting weekend down in Canterbury, as the Red Devils and Swarm split the weekend results, with the Red Devils winning the Saturday game by a score of 9-3, and the Swarm coming back on Sunday to take the game 8-7.


With starting goalie Michael Hopkinson unavailable for the weekend, the Swarm availed themselves of veteran goaltender Zak Nothling, who had his first two games of the year down in Christchurch.


The Red De...

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Swarm Trivia Night! Make sure you get tickets for great prizes and a lot of fun!

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Want to win some cool prizes and test out your general knowledge?

Get your thinking caps on, get a team together and face off against your fellow fans in our fundraising Quiz Night!

It'll be an evening of fun and trivia, with great prizes for the teams coming first, second and second-to-last (just to keep you all on your toes!) in a traditional Kiwi pub quiz hosted by the Junction Sports Bar in East Tamaki, home of our official Road Watch ...

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Game Reports: Swarm at Thunder, 1st and 2nd June 2013

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It was a challenging weekend for the Swarm down in Dunedin, taking 2 points out of a possible 6 in the weekend matchup against the Thunder.


Both games required a shootout to determine the winner, with a final score of 6-5 on the Saturday and 4-3 on the Sunday.


The Swarm were able to drive possession and dominated play for much of both games, but the Thunder capitalised on a few lapses to draw even in regulation, and were able to ke...

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Junction Sports Bar showing the Swarm vs Thunder game this Sunday!

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Looking for something fun to do this long (and undoubtedly wet) weekend?

Never fear, the Swarm are here!

Or, actually, the Swarm will be playing down in Dunedin -- but there's no reason all our Auckland fans have to miss out on getting their weekly dose of ice hockey.

We're proud to announce that the game on Sunday against the Thunder will be livestreamed by the NZIHL, and even better, wil...

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Game Reports: Swarm vs Stampede at home, 25th and 26th May 2013

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The Swarm opened their 2013 season at home against the Southern Stampede, giving the fans at home and abroad a weekend filled with thrilling action and two very closely-contested games.


The Stampede were able to come away with the win on the Saturday, gaining the lead in the first period and never relinquishing it. The final score was 7-4 to the Stampede, although the game was significantly closer than that scoreline may suggest.


The Swarm were able to co...

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Regular Season Opener: Swarm at home vs Southern Stampede!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We're excited to announce ahead of this weekend's season opener against the Southern Stampede that all of the import players who signed with the Swarm for the 2013 season have arrived in the country, and have been settling in and practicing with the team.

Both Brandon Contratto and Vitaly Meshkov had significant impact in the results of the preseason games, and it will be exciting to see how the Swarm fare with the further additions of Californians Mickey Rhodes - solidly bu...

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Major Sponsor Announced: Congratulations to Professional Skin and Beauty!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Professional Skin & Beauty (suppliers of Environ Skincare), who won the draw at the game on Tuesday night, and are now the Official Major Sponsor of the Botany Swarm for 2013.

Thanks to all the companies who entered the draw and contributed as sponsors for 2013. We appreciate your support!



Game Report: Preseason Game against Admirals Tuesday 21st May 2013

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Swarm's first game on home ice in 2013 was the second of their preseason series against the West Auckland Admirals. After playing to a 3-all draw a week previously at Avondale, expecations were high among the fans gathered at the rink.

The Swarm did not disappoint, putting on an exciting show to finish with an 8-2 victory over their geographic rivals.

The action was fast and furious from puck drop, as neither team was going to take even the preseason 'w...

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Tickets for preseason game available Online NOW!

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Get them while they are available! Tickets availble here 

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Swarms New Imports for 2013

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Swarm are excited to welcome four new import players to New Zealand for the upcoming season.

Changes to the NZIHL rules mean that last season's team leading goal scorer Alexandr Polozov (Estonia) is now considered an assimilated import, as is forward Matthias Mühl (Germany), who had several games with the Swarm last year.

Newcomers Brandon Contratto, Evan Mackintosh (USA) Mickey Rhodes (USA), and Vitaliy Meshkov ...

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