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Stampede Bounce Back Strong

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

After a close match on Saturday that the Swarm took in overtime, the Swarm's final 2014 game was decidedly less even on the scoresheet as the visiting Stampede took a 4-1 regulation win.

 

The Swarm began promisingly with a few chances on the powerplay, but were not able to convert on those, with the Stampede getting in shooting lanes and a few good shots going wide or striking iron. The Stampede picked up their first goal on a powerplay of their own with just over 4 min rema...

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Swarm Have Edge In Overtime

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Botany Swarm played a tight match, with an eventual 7-6 OT win over the visiting Southern Stampede on their final Saturday night game of the 2014 season.

 

The Swarm were first on the board, with Michael Attwell scoring after some great offensive pressure from his line. The Stampede equalised a few minutes later, Mike McRae getting a tap-in on an open net after Swarm goalie Michael Hopkinson was able to save Matt Schneider’s original shot. The Stampede picked up the...

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Stampede Riding Into Town To Face Swarm

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Southern Stampede travel to the HIVE at Botany this weekend hoping not to be stung by the Swarm.


With one win each after the first clash at Queenstown last month both teams are determined to grab the full 6 points and secure 3rd place in this year’s championship.


It is going to be an epic battle that should not be missed, as the Stampede aim to stomp on their northern foes while the Swarm want to secure a pair of wins for the homet...

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Game Report: Sunday August 3rd, vs Dunedin Thunder

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Another tough match in Dunedin saw the Swarm again fall by a one-goal margin, with Sunday's final score standing at 5-4 in favour of the Thunder.

The Swarm played a strong possession game for much of the first but were not able to convert off that pressure in the first period. The Thunder picked up their first goal almost halfway through the period, as Luke Pickering wrapped a puck around the post and just over the line past Michael Hopkinson, who had made some absolutely s...

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Game Report: Saturday August 2nd, vs Dunedin Thunder

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday's match against the Dunedin Thunder was heart-breakingly close, with a final score of 6-5 seeing the Thunder take the regulation win and leaving the Swarm's backs against the wall in their quest to make the playoffs.

 

The Swarm were first on the board, scoring at even strength as defenseman Garrett Ferguson tipped a shot past Dunedin Thunder goalie Matt Canaday early in the first period. The Thunder were able to equalise a few minutes later, as Martin Porkorny ...

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Game Report: Sunday 27th July vs Canterbury Red Devils

Posted on July 27, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A tough loss for the Botany Swarm saw the Canterbury Red Devils pick up a 5-1 victory in Auckland Sunday evening, and the Toa Kauhanga Riri Tio return to the South Island with them.

 

The first period saw plenty of whistles for both sides, but the Swarm took the brunt of them initially, with three consecutive penalties which kept the penalty killers busy. Jamie Lawrence was able to capitalise on one of the powerplays to give the Devils the first goal. Some strong offensive pr...

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Game Report: Saturday July 26th, vs Canterbury Red Devils

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Botany Swarm took a valuable three points Saturday evening in a 7-2 win over the Canterbury Red Devils, playing in their third consecutive meeting of the 2014 season. This result leaves a deadlock at the top of the points table, with the Swarm, Devils and Thunder all on 19 points, although the Devils and Thunder do have 2 games in hand still.

 

The beginning of the first period saw some solid end-to-end action, with the Swarm forechecking and backchecking hard. Brandon Co...

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Game Report: Sunday July 20th, vs Canterbury Red Devils

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

With an absolutely nail-biting 4-3 shootout victory on Sunday, the Botany Swarm collected 5 points from the past weekend’s games – and won the Toa Kauhanga Riri Tio trophy for the first time in the team’s history!

 

The first period saw no change on the scoreboard, with both Swarm netminder Nicklas Marschall and Canterbury Red Devils goalie Daniel Lee playing very well, and both teams getting plenty of chances. The Swarm appeared to have the edge in both sho...

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Game Report: Saturday July 19th, vs Canterbury Red Devils

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Botany Swarm put in a superb effort down in Christchurch on Saturday to take a solid 6-2 win over the Canterbury Red Devils, ending their league-leading winning streak and becoming the first team to beat the defending champs in the 2014 regular season.

 

The Swarm opened the scoring, with Brandon Contratto going top shelf on Michael Coleman midway through the period. The Devils equalised five minutes later, as Chris Eaden wristed the puck past Niklas Marschall from below ...

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Swarm Return Home, Ready to Defend TKRT

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Last weekend the Botany Swarm defeated league leaders Canterbury Red Devils twice on their home turf, and picked up the Toa Kauhanga Riri Tio trophy in Sunday's win. The trophy will be on the line again for this weekend's second game, with the Swarm playing their first trophy defence.

 

There is nothing more dangerous than mad as hell Red Devils who will be eager to pay back the Swarm for their efforts last week.

 

With the race to the playoffs tig...

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