Stampede charge towards finals

The final Swarm vs Stampede match of the year was a white-knuckle affair, with the Swarm taking an early lead, and a tie game that came down to the last few minutes before the Stampede were able to break the deadlock and win the game, 3-2. The Swarm came into the game with something to […]

Thunder shut out Devils

The Dunedin Thunder have come away with a 3-0 shut out in the first match of this weekend’s double header against the Canterbury Red Devils. Both goalies had a good night in net, but it was Rick Parry for the Thunder who proved the difference and kept the ledger clean. Coming into the game with […]

Stampede end Swarm’s run, rise to 3rd

It was a rough night for the Botany Swarm down in Queenstown on Friday, as the Southern Stampede kicked off their last weekend games at home with a thumping 9-3 final score. Claire Ziegler reports. The Stampede were first on the board for both penalties and goals, killing off a minor midway through the first […]

Skate of Origin teams announced

This week the teams that will compete in the 2012 edition of the NZIHL’s annual Skate of Origin were announced. ¬†Andrew Hewitt reports.     Skate of Origin is a one off game held at the end of each NZIHL season that is a great way to display the talents of New Zealand hockey. Similar […]

Devils Pile On The Goals Over Swarm

The final home game for the Botany Swarm’s 2012 season was a tough one for team and fans alike, with the Swarm taking a 7-1 loss to current league leaders the Canterbury Red Devils. The Red Devils bench was being run by backup goalie/assistant coach Vince Mitalas tonight, after head coach Anatoly Khorozov was given […]

Devils Scrape Past Swarm In Overtime

The Canterbury Red Devils narrowly defeated the Botany Swarm in their third match-up of the season tonight, in a nail-biting game that went to overtime, and provided plenty of drama on and off the ice. The first period was highly physical, with big hits coming from both sides, and a lot of passion on display. […]

Devils retain TKRT and go top

In another spirited battle between two of the top teams, the Canterbury Red Devils emerged with a 7-5 win over the West Auckland Admirals and the first successful TKRT challenge defence.     The game started slow for the Red Devils when they allowed Admirals import Dean Tonks to walk in alone down the right […]

Stampede run over Thunder

The Stampede exacted some revenge and completed the double-header against the Thunder winning 6-2. The Thunder outshot the Stampede 50-36, the difference was the Stampede converted on their opportunities, whereas the Thunder could not. Aaron Bryant reports. The Stampede opened the scoring through Michael Weber who flicked the puck over a diving Rick Parry who […]

Stampede keep season alive

In a game that was tight for two of the three periods, the Thunder put their heads down and the Stampede scored 4 unanswered goals, including an empty netter to win 6-3. The Stampede defense shut the Thunder out in the 3rd period giving up only 10 shots. Aaron Bryant reports.       The […]