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.
  • CC moves Denver game to Thursday, Feb. 18

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The Denver at Colorado College hockey game will be played on Thursday, Feb. 18 in order to give both National Collegiate Hockey Conference teams the opportunity to practice and hold media interviews at Coors Field prior to the "Battle on Blake" outdoor game on Saturday, Feb. 20. ...

  • Jack Hillen jersey retired by high school

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Former Tigers defenseman Jack Hillen had his jersey (No. 4) retired recently by the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minn., where the NHL free agent, 29, went to high school before joining Colorado College (2004-08).   Avalanche blue-liner Erik Johnson (No. 9) had his jersey...

  • Colorado Eagles sign former Tiger blue-liner

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Former Colorado College defenseman Ian Young became the third of the six 2015 graduates to sign a professional contract. The ECHL's Colorado Eagles announced Wednesday that they have signed the rookie blue-liner for the 2015-16 season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound blueliner...

  • CC Tigers bond while enjoying Colorado outdoors; with video

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The 14 incoming Colorado College freshmen and some returning players arrived in Colorado Springs for preseason medical check-ups, some school orientation and to meet each other leading into the 2015-16 season. Class officially begins Aug. 24. “It was good to see them even if only for...

  • Area native coaching Jr. Tigers

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Former Colorado College hockey player Brandon Straub is the new bantam A head coach for the Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association’s Jr. Tigers program. The Colorado Springs native played professionally and has been the Triple-A Pikes Peaks Miners assistant the past four years....

  • First U.S. female swimmer qualifies for Rio

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Olympian Haley Anderson of Granite Bay, Calif. became the third U.S. and first American woman swimmer to qualify for a spot on the 2016 U.S. team by placing ninth in the women’s 10-kilometer open water event at the 2015 FINA World Championships at the Kazanka River Venue near...

  • First two U.S. swimmers qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    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...

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