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 […]
March 16, 2018

2018 Playing Team Trials – March 2018

The final 2018 playing team trials were held during early March – triallists spent four sessions on the ice over a period of two weeks while team management watched and judged the squad. The final 2018 Botany Swarm playing team will be chosen as a result […]
February 17, 2018

2018 NZIHL Season

We are counting down to our first home Botany Swarm against the Canterbury Red Devils at The Hive on Saturday 26 May 2018 – it’s now less than 100 days away!! The full 2018 NZIHL schedule can be found here. The 2018 season is going to be […]