2019

May 20, 2019

2019 Botany Swarm Playing Team

The coaches and management of the Botany Swarm are very proud to announce the 2019 playing team. They are: 1 Michael Hopkinson GK NZL 2 Matas Barakauskas D NZL 3 Andrea Ricca D ITA 4 Corey Morgan D USA 5 Edward Commons D NZL 6 Michael […]
May 18, 2019

2019 Botany Swarm Import – Daniel Iasenza

The Botany Swarm management and team warmly welcomes the following import player to their 2019 playing squad: Daniel is a 23 year old right wing, born in Montreal, Canada, and now living in Dudley, Massachusetts. He has played four seasons for the Nichols College Bison who […]
May 17, 2019

2019 Botany Swarm Import – Corey Morgan

The Botany Swarm management and team warmly welcomes the following import player to their 2019 playing squad: Corey Morgan is a 22 year old born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA. He is a fast-paced defenceman with a good shot and stands 180cm (5’11”) tall. Corey attended […]
May 13, 2019

Pre-season Game Report – by Claire Ziegler

              END OF FIRST PERIOD The score after the first twenty minutes stands at 1-0 for the Admirals. The Swarm had some good pushes, and a couple of close calls for Attwell and Kozak in particular, but were unable to […]
May 11, 2019

Michelle Cox appointed Botany Swarm Head Coach

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Michelle Cox to the 2019 management team. Michelle has been appointed as Botany Swarm Head Coach. Michelle has a long ice hockey playing history in Auckland. She grew up playing in the Men’s representative age groups until becoming the founding member […]
May 10, 2019

2019 Botany Swarm Import – Corey McEwen

The Botany Swarm management and team warmly welcomes the following import player to their 2019 playing squad: Corey is a 27 year old left-handed forward, born in Cardiff, and now living in Toronto, Canada. He has played 39 games this season for the Official Peterborough Phantoms with a […]
May 9, 2019

2019 Botany Swarm Import – Andrea Ricca

The Botany Swarm management and team warmly welcome the following import player to their 2019 playing squad: Andrea is a 29 year old born in Pinerolo, Italy. He’s a left-handed defenceman who currently plays for Hockey Como in Italy. Andrea started playing at the age of five and […]
May 1, 2019

IIHF Division II Group B Championship Update

The 2019 Ice Blacks left New Zealand on Monday 8 April bound for Colorado where they prepared for their IIHF Division II Group B Championship in Mexico City, Mexico. Our Botany Swarm boys were part of the travelling team who played three exhibition games against local […]
April 12, 2019

Hays Win Award at Howick Local Board Sports Awards

Grant and Elizabeth Hay were recognised for their huge commitment to ice hockey in Auckland and New Zealand at the recent Howick Local Board sports awards held in Auckland. Their involvement with the sport over the past 23 years saw them being acknowledged in the Service […]