August 6, 2018

Botany Swarm – Celebrating 200 NZIHL Games

CLUB MILESTONE ALERT!! The game played on Sunday 5 August 2018 marked a significant milestone for the Botany Swarm club. We celebrated our 200th ever NZIHL game!! From small beginnings in 2005 …               through Birgel Cups wins in 2007 […]
August 1, 2018

Invitation to the Botany Swarm Thank You Party

The Botany Swarm team and management would like to thank their loyal fans and supporters for their dedication to the team during the 2018 season. To show our appreciation, you are all invited to a celebration after the game on Sunday 5 August. Nibbles will be […]
July 31, 2018

Round 9 Update – Over to Avondale

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach The final road trip of the season saw the Botany Swarm remain in Auckland but head West to face the Admirals at Paradice Avondale. With two games slated for Saturday and Sunday night and playoff implications for both […]
July 24, 2018

Round 8 Update – Back to Back Games in Auckland

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach Home sweet home! After a lengthy road swing through Queenstown and Christchurch followed by a bye week, the Swarm were back in action on home ice against the Dunedin Thunder. Heading into the weekend, the Swarm led the […]
July 22, 2018

Botany Swarm Milestone Game – Logan Fraser Game #50

Congratulations to  Logan Fraser on achieving his 50th game for the Botany Swarm. Logan played his milestone game against The Dunedin Thunder on Saturday 21 July. He started playing for the Swarm in 2014, and at 16 years old in his first season was one of the […]
July 21, 2018

We LOVE our Swarm Volunteers!!

Josh Kretschmar has been volunteering for the Botany Swarm since the beginning of the 2016 season. He started off controlling the replay machine and the scoreboard and was involved in the final season of Jez Brown’s involvement with the game livestreaming. Jez had all the expertise, and Josh just followed […]
July 10, 2018

Round 6 Update – Crunch Time in Christchurch

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach Rounding out a four game road trip, the Botany Swarm were in Christchurch to take on the Canterbury Red Devils in a pair of round 6 games. Both games were must wins for the Swarm in order to […]
July 6, 2018

Travis Crickard appointed Botany Swam Interim General Manager

We originally introduced Travis Crickard back in December 2017 as the Botany Swarm’s Assistant Coach, but he’s taken on more responsibility for the team during the 2018 New Zealand Ice Hockey League season. Travis has recently been appointed as Interim General Manager for the remainder of the […]
July 2, 2018

Round 5 Update – On the Road in Queenstown

Report by Travis Crickard, Botany Swarm Assistant Coach Heading to Queenstown for the weekend as a regular tourist usually means the days will be filled with skiing, wine, and other adventure. For the Botany Swarm, it was back to work with a pair of games against […]