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 […]
May 3, 2018

iTICKET Online Ticketing Platform

We are excited to announce that our Botany Swarm family and supporters are now able to buy their tickets for each game through iTICKET. It’s a giant leap for our team and will ensure that buying tickets to each of the seven homes games through the season […]
April 30, 2018

2018 Botany Swarm Imports

The Botany Swarm management and team warmly welcome the following import players to their 2018 playing squad: Declan Weir is a 24-year-old Irish Canadian two way forward who is bound to bring some spontaneity to our squad. Born  in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, he currently plays for […]
April 23, 2018

2018 New Zealand Ice Blacks

During late March, the Botany Swarm based Ice Blacks departed New Zealand bound for their IIHF Division II B World Championship tournament in Granada, Spain. The players named to the Ice Blacks team were Andrew Hay, Alexandr Polozov, Jordan Challis, Kahu Joyce and Oliver Hay. The […]