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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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Thank You Andreas Kaisser!

Posted on May 7, 2017 at 10:40 PM

The 2017 Botany Swarm will take the ice for their 13th season with a host of changes in store as they seek their fifth Birgel Cup.

After 11 seasons on the bench, head coach Andreas Kaißer has stepped down, and will be replaced by former Swarm alumnus Brandon Contratto.


Andreas coached the team to all four of their previous Birgel Cup victories, holds the NZIHL record for games coached with 151, and for wins with 85. He also holds the NZIHL record f...

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