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 […]
January 18, 2018

2018 Playing Team Trials – February 2018

The Botany Swarm will be holding playing team trials during the early part of 2018. These trials will take the format of dry land fitness sessions in February followed by on-ice trials through March 2018. The 2018 team will be selected based on these fitness sessions […]
December 23, 2017

Travis Crickard appointed Botany Swarm Assistant Coach for 2018 season

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Travis J. Crickard to the 2018 management team. Travis has been appointed as Botany Swarm Assistant Coach. Travis joins the Swarm next year from Kelowna, BC, Canada and the team are really privileged to have him on board to assist Head […]
December 10, 2017

Ian Wannamaker appointed Botany Swarm Head Coach for 2018 season

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Ian Wannamaker to the 2018 management team. Ian has been appointed as Botany Swarm Head Coach. Ian is a well-known member of the Swarm team. For numerous years he has represented both on the ice as a player and on the […]
June 16, 2017

Swarm vs Thunder, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July 2017

The Swarm split their weekend series with the Dunedin Thunder, falling 5-4 in a close match on Saturday, and racing ahead to take the 5-3 win in regulation on Sunday. The first 20 minutes of Saturday’s game were fairly evenly matched, with the Swarm unable to […]
June 11, 2017

Swarm vs Devils, Sunday 11 June 2017: 7-0 Win

The Swarm had a great bounce-back win on Sunday June 11th, notching their first home win of the season in a 7-0 shutout of the Canterbury Red Devils. The first period saw no action on the scoreboard but plenty on the ice, as both teams brought […]
June 10, 2017

Swarm vs Devils, Saturday 10 June 2017: 6-5 SO Loss

The Botany Swarm suffered a narrow loss in the shootout Saturday evening at Paradice Botany, going down 6-5 to the visiting Canterbury Red Devils. Belying the final score, the Swarm had the majority of the chances and zone time through the whole game, with 67 shots […]
May 7, 2017

2017 Swarm Import Players

The Botany Swarm will welcome four new imports for the 2017 season; three forwards and one defenseman. Defenseman Petr Zítka hails from the Czech Republic, and is a 6’1 left-handed shot. He has played the previous ten seasons in the Czech U18 and U20 leagues, before […]