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July 10, 2021

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Robin Vortanov #100

Congratulations to Robin Vortanov on achieving his 100th game for Botany Swarm. The match-up against the Canterbury Red Devils at The Hive on Saturday 10 July marked Robin Vortanov’s 100th NZIHL game.   Robin made his debut in the league as a young 15-year-old in 2013.  Now […]
June 28, 2021

Botany Swarm Alumni Series

Introducing the Botany Swarm Alumni Series where we showcase some of our greatest    ex-Swarm players of all time … Mickey Rhodes – Botany Swarm Alumni 2013 Season Played for Botany Swarm:  One (2013) Position:  Forward Achievements: 2013 season – 14 games played, 25 total points, […]
June 21, 2021

Botany Swarm Alumni Series

Introducing the Botany Swarm Alumni Series where we showcase some of our greatest    ex-Swarm players of all time … Andrew Bourne – Botany Swarm Alumni 2009 Season Played for Botany Swarm:  Two (2008, 2009) Position:  Defence Achievements:  2008 season – 2008 – NZIHL Champion “I […]
June 20, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- Auckland Mako Game Report: Saturday 19 June 2021

Game Report by Claire Ziegler First Period Robin Vortanov got the Swarm on the board early, with a goal just thirty seconds into the game. The Auckland Mako struck back midway through the period, with Serikov scoring to tie it, and Vesper adding a second goal […]
June 14, 2021

Botany Swarm Alumni Series

Introducing the Botany Swarm Alumni Series where we showcase some of our greatest    ex-Swarm players of all time … Brandon Contratto – Botany Swarm Alumni 2015 Season Played for Botany Swarm:  Three (2013, 2014, 2015) Position:  Forward Achievements: 2013 season – second highest single season […]
June 6, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- SKYCITY Stampede Game Report: Sunday 6 June 2021

Game Report by Claire Ziegler Another tough one for the Swarm, as the SkyCity Stampede take this one 4-0. The Swarm kept the visitors to two goals over the first two periods, before giving up powerplay goals early and late in the third period. The Swarm […]
June 6, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- SKYCITY Stampede Game Report: Saturday 5 June 2021

Game Report by Claire Ziegler The SKYCITY Stampede went up 2-0 in the first period, and then added three more goals in the second, two of those on a powerplay. The Swarm were able to prevent the visitors from getting a shutout, with Olie Hay scoring […]
May 31, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- Phoenix Thunder Game Report: Saturday 29 May 2021

Report by Claire Ziegler First Period After the opening frame in Dunedin, your Botany Swarm lead the Phoenix Thunder 1-0, after a fast and exciting first period. The Swarm went up early on a goal from Josh Whitston-Lee, assisted by Eric Chung. The Swarm have also […]
May 29, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- Phoenix Thunder Game Report: Friday 28 May 2021

Report by Claire Ziegler First Period The Swarm lead 1-0 after the first period in Dunedin vs the Phoenix Thunder, with Ondrej Kozak potting an early goal off a rebound, assisted by Ritchie Hopkinson. Second Period Early in the middle frame, Heyd tied it up getting […]