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July 21, 2018

We LOVE our Swarm Volunteers!!

Josh Kretschmar has been volunteering for the Botany Swarm since the beginning of the 2016 season. He started off controlling the replay machine and the scoreboard and was involved in the final season of Jez Brown’s involvement with the game livestreaming. Jez had all the expertise, and Josh just followed […]
July 10, 2018

Round 6 Update – Crunch Time in Christchurch

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach Rounding out a four game road trip, the Botany Swarm were in Christchurch to take on the Canterbury Red Devils in a pair of round 6 games. Both games were must wins for the Swarm in order to […]
July 6, 2018

Travis Crickard appointed Botany Swam Interim General Manager

We originally introduced Travis Crickard back in December 2017 as the Botany Swarm’s Assistant Coach, but he’s taken on more responsibility for the team during the 2018 New Zealand Ice Hockey League season. Travis has recently been appointed as Interim General Manager for the remainder of the […]
July 2, 2018

Round 5 Update – On the Road in Queenstown

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach Heading to Queenstown for the weekend as a regular tourist usually means the days will be filled with skiing, wine, and other adventure. For the Botany Swarm, it was back to work with a pair of games against […]
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 […]