May 11, 2019

Michelle Cox appointed Botany Swarm Head Coach

The Botany Swarm warmly welcomes Michelle Cox to the 2019 management team. Michelle has been appointed as Botany Swarm Head Coach. Michelle has a long ice hockey playing history in Auckland. She grew up playing in the Men’s representative age groups until becoming the founding member […]
May 10, 2019

2019 Botany Swarm Import – Corey McEwen

The Botany Swarm management and team warmly welcomes the following import player to their 2019 playing squad: Corey is a 27 year old left-handed forward, born in Cardiff, and now living in Toronto, Canada. He has played 39 games this season for the Official Peterborough Phantoms with a […]
May 9, 2019

2019 Botany Swarm Import – Andrea Ricca

The Botany Swarm management and team warmly welcome the following import player to their 2019 playing squad: Andrea is a 29 year old born in Pinerolo, Italy. He’s a left-handed defenceman who currently plays for Hockey Como in Italy. Andrea started playing at the age of five and […]
May 1, 2019

IIHF Division II Group B Championship Update

The 2019 Ice Blacks left New Zealand on Monday 8 April bound for Colorado where they prepared for their IIHF Division II Group B Championship in Mexico City, Mexico. Our Botany Swarm boys were part of the travelling team who played three exhibition games against local […]
April 12, 2019

Hays Win Award at Howick Local Board Sports Awards

Grant and Elizabeth Hay were recognised for their huge commitment to ice hockey in Auckland and New Zealand at the recent Howick Local Board sports awards held in Auckland. Their involvement with the sport over the past 23 years saw them being acknowledged in the Service […]
April 8, 2019

New Zealand Ice Blacks leave for Mexico City

Our six Botany Swarm players who have been chosen to represent the 2019 New Zealand Ice Blacks – Andrew Hay, Rick Parry, Robin Vortanov, Jordan Challis, Stephen Mawson and Alex Polosov left for training camp in Vail, Colorado on Monday 8 April and will start their hunt […]
April 5, 2019

Rick Parry Goalie Academy

Rick Parry started the Rick Parry Goalie Academy (RPGA) to channel the experience he had gathered from his career playing and coaching in Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to grow the next generation of New Zealand goalies. This with a specific aim of potentially improving New Zealand’s world rankings. He believes that the […]
April 1, 2019

April Botany Swarm Team Report – Andrew Hay

  The 2019 Botany Swarm squad has been working hard in preparation for the upcoming NZIHL season. Pre-season team fitness sessions began at CrossFit East Tamaki back in early February, and with many of our players having been involved in various summer leagues or as part […]
March 2, 2019

2019 NZIHL Season

The 2019 NZIHL schedule has been finalised and can be found here. This year, we will playing two pre-season games against the West Auckland Admirals in early May. The first game will be hosted by the West Auckland Admirals at Paradice Ice Rink Avondale on Saturday […]