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.

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Wrestler Jordan Burroughs 1 year away from chance at special golden Olympic moment

By: joe.paisley@gazette.comJOE PAISLEY

Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs remembers well the feeling of having a gold medal around his neck. He craves it. That desire pushes him every day to keep moving toward a repeat.

He passed a...

Commissioner Branch Rickey III likes what PCL is doing while watching Colorado Springs Sky Sox lose


When Pacific Coast League president Branch Rickey III looked over the crowd of 6,763 fans at Security Service Field Tuesday night he saw a lot of smiling faces.

And that tells him minor league baseball...

Brandon Carlo makes it through initial world juniors cuts

By: Joe Paisley, The Gazette

Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo, a second round 2015 draft pick of the Boston Bruins, made it through the first cuts at the U.S. national junior evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.

The camp continues...

Well-known coach John L. Smith's guidance pushes Doherty graduate to success on field and in classroom


Standout Fort Lewis linebacker Ryan Ross says he was "a knucklehead" when he attended Doherty High School.

But he has grown into a leader, thanks in large part to the example and guidance of well-known coach...

Colorado Springs Sky Sox lineup gets a boost from Milwaukee trades


The Colorado Springs Sky Sox picked up two slugging outfielders and a couple of young arms that could jump-start their lineup heading into the final five weeks of the regular season.

Right fielder Domingo...

Colorado Springs Sky Sox come up a few clutch hits short of rally


Iowa closer Brian Schlitter cruised to his 15th save as the Cubs downed Colorado Springs 9-7 to take Game 2 of the four-game series at Security Service Field.

Colorado Springs was unable to come up with a...

Four former Tigers enter Champions League play this month

By: Joe Paisley

Four former Colorado College Tigers will compete in the 48-team Champions League tournament in Europe next month as players for 2014-15 champions from one of the many leagues.

The 48 teams are divided into...

Vercollone scores twice to spur Switchbacks win over LA Galaxy II


Colorado Springs played arguably its best overall game and ground out a 2-0 win over second-place Los Angeles Friday night to thrust itself back into contention for the conference crown.

The United Soccer...