Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

Joe Paisley rejoined The Gazette staff to cover college hockey in February 2013. He worked at The Gazette for 5.5 years, including 2.5 seasons as the college hockey beat writer until Dec. 2011. Paisley graduated from the University of Montana journalism school and began his career in Butte, Mont in 1994. He worked as an education reporter before becoming a sports writer. His first beat was covering the Junior A hockey franchise, the Butte Irish. After nearly eight years at the Montana Standard, he transferred to the Twin Falls (ID) Times-News where he was the sports editor and met his wife Tiffany. He moved on to the Gazette in March 2006 to become the high school sports editor; a position he held for three years.
  • First two U.S. swimmers qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    KAZAN, Russia – The first two U.S. swimmers qualified for spots on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team on Monday, when Jordan Wilimovsky of Malibu, Calif. won gold and Sean Ryan of Chattanooga, Tenn. placed fourth in the men’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World...

  • Late goal lifts Washington past Colorado Pride for W-League championship

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The Colorado Pride were unable to convert two great scoring chances and Washington immediatley repsonded with a goal of its own, thanks to two scores by Chile’s Yanara Aedo. The Spirit reserves completed an unbeaten season (11-0-3) with a 2-1 championship game victory over the...

  • Former Tiger netminder will coach goalies for Colorado Rampage

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Former Colorado College goalie Matt Zaba is the new goalie coach for the Colorado Rampage hockey club in Monument.  The former 2003 Kings draft pick enjoyed an eight-year pro career that included an NHL game with the Rangers, and five years in Europe, most recently for the...

  • Colorado Pride continue long playoff road trip in W-League semifinals

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The second-seeded Colorado Pride enter the W-League playoff semifinals facing a challenging road trip and an even tougher foe in Laval. The Northeastern Conference champion Comets (9-2-1) automatically made the semifinals as the host with the No. 1 seed Washington Spirit...

  • RMAC, USA Wrestling will hold league tournament in January

    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    For the first time in 20 years, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestlers will compete in a league tournament. "We are putting RMAC wrestling back on the map in the region and in the wrestling community," league commissioner Chris Graham said during Thursday's press...

  • Colorado Springs native drafted by NHL's Bruins

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Defenseman Brandon Carlo is now a member of the Boston Bruins. The 6-foot-5, 196-pounder blue-liner for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League was chosen with the seventh pick of the second round (37th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft Saturday morning. Carlo, who...

  • CC goalie Chase Perry leaves Tigers; return to junior hockey

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Goalie Chase Perry has left the Colorado College program and returned to the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild, where he was a junior hockey standout. The move was not a surprise to coach Mike Haviland, who said the incoming sophomore was looking to play more. "He wanted to talk to his folks...

  • Former Army ranger Mat Henigsmith works to swap camouflage for red, white and blue

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Former U.S. Army Ranger Mat Henigsmith accepts challenges wherever he finds them. Wednesday it was rock climbing. Friday it will be goalball. It was para-triathlon before this week's U.S. Association of Blind Athletes Summer Sports Festival. Henigsmith knew his world had changed...

  • Goalie Chase Perry leaves CC, returns to familiar junior team

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Goalie Chase Perry has left the Colorado College hockey program and returned to the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild where he was a junior hockey standout. Perry, 19, went 1-8-1 last season with the Tigers (6-26-3) with a 3.97 goals against average and .876 saves percentage in 15 games. Junior...

  • Sky Sox fall short in rally against Nashville

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The Sky Sox fell just short of a ninth-inning comeback in a 7-6 home loss to Nashville Tuesday night. Juan Centeno hit a two-out RBI triple to make it 7-5 for Colorado Springs (38-56) before a crowd of 8,112. An RBI single for pinch hitter Nevin Ashley kept the rally alive, but a...

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