Admirals Swat Swarm

It was another cracker of a game to close out the NZIHL 2012 regular season, with the West Auckland Admirals taking the eventual victory, 6-4 over the Botany Swarm.     Despite both teams playing with shorter benches after injuries and losing men as a result of match penalties assessed on the Sunday night, Monday’s […]

Thunder Crush Swarm – Wait On Last Round Results

In the last regular season game for the Thunder the task was simple, win the game, then sit back watch the other results. They achieved the first part winning 9-2 over the Swarm, now they just need to hope the Stampede’s run towards the final comes to an end and the Red Devils can win […]

Thunder Defeat Swarm – Inch Toward Final

Thunder needed a couple of wins this weekend to give themselves the best chance possible of making their first final. They got things off to the right start with a 5-3 win against the Swarm, who were looking to play the spoiler role.  Aaron Bryant with more. The Thunder started the match with Toby Schuck […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Admirals get the double over the Champs

Sunday nights return game saw a reinvigorated Swarm team turn out to rectify last night’s narrow 3-2 loss to the Admirals.     Despite the home venue advantage, the Swarm supporters were slightly outnumbered by the West Auckland fans, in anticipation of an exciting contest. From the drop of the puck, the Swarm were provided […]

Chiefs happy with TTCL

Respective commissioners Günther Birgel and Tyler Lovering took time on Sunday afternoon to catch up with HSN and discuss the success of the Trans Tasman Champions League. Xavier Player has more.     A late surge on Sunday night saw the Melbourne Ice stamp their supremacy on hockey in the South Pacific, yet for two men watching […]