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July 17, 2022

Alexander Polozov Celebrates 150 Botany Swarm Games

The match-up between Botany Swarm and West Auckland Admirals at The Hive this Sunday marks Alexander Polozov’s 150th Swarm game. Alex first arrived in New Zealand in 2010, several weeks after having watched the Ice Blacks compete at the World Championships in his native Estonia. He […]
July 2, 2022

Remy Sandoy Reaches 150 NZIHL Games

The match-up between the Botany Swarm and West Auckland Admirals at The Hive this Saturday marks Swarm defenseman Remy Sandoy’s 150th NZIHL game. Remy made his debut for West Auckland Admirals as a 17-year old in 2010. After one season out west, Remy moved to Otago […]
March 14, 2022

Changes to the 2022 NZIHL Schedule Announced

The New Zealand Ice Hockey League today announced changes to its schedule for the 2022 season, in response to the challenges associated with the growing presence of Omicron in the community. The 2022 NZIHL season was due to begin on Saturday, 30 April. The new schedule […]
January 26, 2022

2022 NZIHL Schedule Announced

The 2022 New Zealand Ice Hockey League has officially announced the playing schedule for the upcoming season. The Botany Swarm are set to make their first appearance at The Hive on Sunday 1 May 2022 when they face off against the Auckland Mako. This will be […]
August 6, 2021

Stinger Beezley appointed Botany Swarm Team Mascot

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Stinger Beezley – also know as “Stinger” to the 2021 team. Stinger has been appointed as Botany Swarm Team Mascot and is very pleased to have officially been named this week after the team management received over 100 public submissions. Before […]
August 1, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- Canterbury Red Devils Game Report: Sunday 1 August 2021

Game Report by Claire Ziegler First Period The Swarm took an early lead on an unassisted goal from Kyle Jonsson, and doubled that near the end of the period, as Robin Vortanov scored with the assist from Stephen Mawson. The Swarm have also had a few […]
July 31, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- Canterbury Red Devils Game Report: Saturday 31 July 2021

Game Report by Claire Ziegler First Period The Devils were first on the board, converting off the rush as Jacob Carey crashed the net to put the home side ahead, but the Swarm fought back and were rewarded shortly thereafter with a blistering shot from Alexandr […]
July 30, 2021

Name the Mascot Competition

WE WANT YOUR HELP! Suggest a name for our new Botany Swarm mascot and be in the draw to win a family pass to any of the final Auckland home games for the remainder of the 2021 New Zealand Ice Hockey League regular season. Rules are: […]
July 25, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- West Auckland Admirals Game Report: Sunday 25 July 2021

Game Report by Claire Ziegler First Period The two teams traded power play chances to no avail early in the period, but back and forth play saw no change in the scoreline until late in the first when Michael Attwell scored to give the Swarm a […]