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June 29, 2018

Our Swarm Volunteers ARE THE BEST!!

Belinda Sims is one of our regular Botany Swarm volunteers. You’ll most likely spot Belinda behind the check-in desk as you walk through the front doors of The Hive. She’s the one with the great big supportive smile who’ll welcome  you to each game during the season. […]
June 23, 2018

Round 4 Update – Two Games, Two Weekends in Auckland

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach After the road trip to Dunedin, the Botany Swarm were back home for a pair of game against the West Auckland Admirals. A typical NZIHL round would see opponents play each in back to back games, however, with […]
June 19, 2018

The Life of a Botany Swarm Import Player – by Lucas Bombardier 

Since arriving in Auckland from Pittsford, Vermont, USA a month ago, I have begun to see what New Zealand is all about. I live about fifteen minutes away from the rink in Botany with a Kiwi family, and two of the other imports – Harry Ferguson from […]
June 11, 2018

Round 2 Update – Roadtrip to Dunedin

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach After a bye week and 12 days since their last game, the Swarm packed their bags and headed south to Dunedin for a pair of games. With the Swarm coming off two high-scoring wins against the Red Devils […]
June 10, 2018

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Jordan Challis Game #150

Congratulations to Jordan Challis on achieving his 150th game for the Botany Swarm. Jordan played his milestone game yesterday, Saturday 9 June 2018 against the Dunedin Thunder. He started playing for the Swarm in 2007 and was the youngest player ever to join the squad at 15 years […]
May 28, 2018

Round 1 Update – Homes Games at Botany

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach The NZIHL opened its 2018 season this past weekend, and the Swarm were in action hosting the Canterbury Red Devils in a pair of games. With the season in its infancy, it was paramount to start the season […]
May 27, 2018

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Alex Polozov Game #100

Congratulations to Alexandr Polozov on achieving his 100th game for the Botany Swarm. Alex played his milestone game yesterday, Saturday 26 May 2018 against the Canterbury Red Devils. From the time he first arrived back in 2010, after watching the Ice Blacks play in his native Estonia, we […]
May 23, 2018

2018 NZIHL Regular Season Begins this Weekend

The 2018 NZIHL regular season will get underway this weekend for the Botany Swarm as they take on the Canterbury Red Devils from Christchurch. Games will be played on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May at the The Hive (Paradice Ice Rink Botany), with warm up […]
May 17, 2018

2018 Botany Swarm Playing Team

The coaches and management of the Botany Swarm are very proud to announce the 2018 playing team. They are: 1 Michael Hopkinson GK NZL 2 Jamie Lawrence D NZL 3 Anthony Nathan D NZL 4 Stephen Vlok F NZL 5 Vitaly Meshkov D RUS 6 Matas […]