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May 24, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- West Auckland Admirals Game Report: Sunday 23 May 2021

Report by Claire Ziegler First Period The visitors got on the board early, with Daigle scoring just 20s after the opening puck drop. Some fast and furious action followed, with no scoring for either side, before the Admirals forced a turnover behind the net, with Coslett […]
May 24, 2021

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Michael Attwell #150

Congratulations to Michael Attwell on achieving his 150th game for Botany Swarm. The match-up against West Auckland Admirals at The Hive on Sunday 23 May marked Michael’s 150th NZIHL game. Michael made his debut in the league as a 17 year old in 2009, and it […]
May 23, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- West Auckland Admirals Game Report: Saturday 22 May 2021

Report by Claire Ziegler First Period The first half of the period was all Swarm, with the visitors notching 7 shots on goal before the Admirals got their first. An early powerplay did not go the Swarm’s way, but they opened the scoring a few minutes […]
May 3, 2021

Botany Swarm -vs- Auckland Mako Game Report: Sunday 2 May 2021

Report by Claire Ziegler First Period The Mako were first on the board, with Dalmatau scoring on an early powerplay, but the Swarm wasted no time in answering back, with Robin Vortanov scoring just 35s later, banging in the puck on a bad angle from below […]
April 30, 2021

Introducing the 2021 Botany Swarm Team

The 2021 Botany Swarm team has been announced and with the current squad list, it’s going to be an EPIC season. Surname First Name Position Harrison Grace G Barakauskas Matas D Soncodi Alex F Prinsloo Johannes Jacobus “Jacques” F Commons Edward “Eddie” F Attwell Michael F […]
April 22, 2021

Quintin Steytler appointed Botany Swarm Assistant Coach/Team Manager

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Quintin Steytler to the 2021 management team. Quintin has been appointed as Botany Swarm Assistant Coach/Team Manager. He is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and started his ice hockey career as a youngster, playing both nationally for the Western Cape […]
October 14, 2020

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Oliver Hay #100

The match-up against West Auckland Admirals at The Hive on Friday 16 October 2020 marks Oliver Hay’s 100th NZIHL game. Olie made his debut in the league as a 16 year old in 2013, and after making the move from forward to defence back in 2017, he […]
September 28, 2020

NZIHL Showdown Series is back on!

Botany Swarm vs. West Auckland Admirals Four Game Series NZIHL action is finally BACK! We’ve been waiting patiently over the past few months after many COVID-19 setbacks and are now able to announce  the NZIHL Showdown Series, an action packed four game series between cross-town rivals, […]
August 8, 2020

Fraser Graham re-appointed as Botany Swarm Equipment Manager

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Fraser Graham to the 2020 management team. Fraser has been re-appointed as Botany Swarm Equipment Manager. He has always loved ice hockey, but never knew it existed in New Zealand until a close friend dragged him along to “Learn to Play” […]