November 22, 2018

Fraser Graham appointed Botany Swarm Equipment Manager

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Fraser Graham to the 2019 management team. Fraser has been appointed as Botany Swarm Equipment Manager. He has always loved ice hockey, but never knew it existed in New Zealand until a close friend dragged him along to “Learn to Play” […]
October 16, 2018

Sankaran “Sunny” Murugan appointed Botany Swarm Physio/Team Medic

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Sankaran “Sunny” Murugan to the 2019 management team. Sunny has been re-appointed as Botany Swarm Physio/Team Medic – a position which he held during the 2018 season. He is a trained physiotherapist who runs a small Ponsonby-based physiotherapy practice called Physio360 […]
October 10, 2018

Botany Swarm Head Coach Update

Ian Wannamaker has announced that he has chosen to step down as Botany Swarm Head Coach and will not be available for the upcoming 2019 season. Ian says:  “It is with a degree of sadness that I am announcing I will be stepping down from the […]
August 24, 2018

Wrap Up of the 2018 NZIHL Season

Report by Andrew Hay, Botany Swarm Captain The 2018 season was most certainly a year of ups and downs for Botany Swarm. Planning for this season commenced back in Spring 2017, at which time a Board of Directors was formed – they meet regularly to oversee […]
August 23, 2018

Farewell Message from Travis Crickard – Botany Swarm Assistant Coach

With the 2018 campaign recently coming to an end, I would like to use this opportunity to reflect upon the season that was and look to the Swarm’s exciting future. Travelling to New Zealand has always been at the top of my holiday bucket list. Fortunately […]
August 21, 2018

Our Swarm Fans ARE THE BEST!!

Since Craig Potter was a teenager, he has always been into ice hockey. He used to watch NHL and play EA sports hockey. The Potters got into ice hockey in 2014, midway through the season when Hayden’s granddad, Deane took him along to a Botany Swarm […]
August 18, 2018

Botany Swarm 2019 Season Recruitment

WE ARE RECRUITING!! We are looking for talented, passionate and enthusiastic people to help us build a sustainable and winning team during the 2019 NZIHL season. The following positions are currently available with the Botany Swarm: General Manager – position description available here Purpose of Role: To assist […]
August 7, 2018

Round 10 Update – Final Derby at The Hive

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach The last two games of the season for the Botany Swarm came down to a simple concept – win and you’re in. Unfortunately, winning two games in a row against the NZIHL’s top team the SKYCITY Stampede would […]
August 6, 2018

Botany Swarm – Celebrating 200 NZIHL Games

CLUB MILESTONE ALERT!! The game played on Sunday 5 August 2018 marked a significant milestone for the Botany Swarm club. We celebrated our 200th ever NZIHL game!! From small beginnings in 2005 …               through Birgel Cups wins in 2007 […]