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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.

University of Denver's Adam Plant and Colorado College's Alex Roos fight for the puck during the first period of a game at the Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday, November 7, 2015.   (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
University of Denver's Adam Plant and Colorado College's Alex Roos fight for the puck during the first period of a game at the Broadmoor World Arena on Saturday, November 7, 2015. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette)
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Colorado College left wing Alexander Krushelnyski (16) and Denver's Josiash Didier vie for the puck early in the first period of a hockey game in Colorado Springs, Colo. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Mason Trinca)
Colorado College right defense Cole Josefchak hits the ice after colliding with Denver left wing Jarid Lukosevicius, on the ice, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, during the first period at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Colorado College left wing Alexander Krushelnyski (16) and Denver's Josiash Didier vie for the puck early in the first period of a hockey game in Colorado Springs, Colo. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Mason Trinca) MAGS OUT
The Colorado College Tigers hosted the Denver Pioneers in mens ice hockey on Friday, February 6, 2015 at The Broadmoor World Arena. Photo by Isaiah J. Downing
Air Force left wing Evan Giesler, left, battles American International defenseman Ryan Polin during the second period Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Cadet Ice Arena on Air Force Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Force left wing Evan Giesler, left, battles American International defenseman Ryan Polin during the second period Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the Cadet Ice Arena on Air Force Academy. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
One year ago, UCCS Officer Garrett Swasey was gunned down during a shooting at Planned Parenthood. The news of his death was first announced at UCCS during a home basketball game. UCCS Interim Police Chief Marc Pino and other first responders, students, and UCCS faculty gathered for a candlelight vigil before a home game to honor the memory of Officer Swasey. Swasey was shot on November 27 of last year. In the foreground, UCCS Interim Police Chief Marc Pino (right) as well participated in the vigil. photo by Jerilee Bennett,The Gazette