Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

  • Switchbacks excited about inaugural season's possibilities

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Although only together for six weeks, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks appear confident headed into their inaugural USL season. In a recent 1-0 preseason loss to the expansion Real Monarchs of Salt Lake City, the Switchbacks gave coach Steve Trittschuh a glimpse of their character and...

  • Colorado College hockey paid attendance up slightly despite lopsided schedule, losing season

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Despite a lopsided schedule and a poor win-loss record, Colorado College saw a modest uptick in paid attendance in coach Mike Haviland's first season. While there were several games during the second half with plenty of empty seats, the excitement of the hire pushed the paid average...

  • Rivalry leads Jason Brown and Joshua Farris to world skate championships

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    A friendly rivalry between two area figure skaters has propelled them to their first senior world championships. Monument-based Jason Brown, the U.S. national champion, and Joshua Farris, the 2015 American bronze medalist, both make their debut when men's senior competition begins...

  • Local boxers featured in Saturday event

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Colorado Springs Throwdown 2, a pro boxing event featuring local fighters Izaak Cardona (11-2) and Chris Galvadon (5-0), will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the door or by calling (719) 217-2275. Cost...

  • Friday Faceoff: Does the 49ers' Chris Borland's decision to retire at 24 due to the threat of concussions hint at the NFL's future?

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The Gazette's Joe Paisley and Kate Shefte face off about whether Chris Borland's retirement from the San Francisco 49ers will result in mass defections from the NFL.

  • Air Force men's gymnasts hope to build on program success

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Air Force starts its march into the men's gymnastics postseason with high hopes and expectations. The team, ranked 10th out of 21 NCAA Division I programs, is going for its sixth team title in a row at this weekend's USA Gymnastics national championships, which will be held on the...

  • Inconsistent Air Force hockey unable to reach league semifinals despite late surge

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Air Force played its best hockey at the best time, but still fell in the Atlantic Hockey Conference quarterfinals for the third year in a row. The team was inconsistent through much of the season. But there was enough talent in its senior class and increasing contributions from...

  • Colorado College Tigers hope tough hockey season pays off next year

    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    The progress made by Colorado College and its individual players over the course of the season was considerable, coach Mike Haviland said, but not enough to translate into victories. Most outside the program will remember this season, which ended with a playoff sweep at No. 1 North...

  • Tigers' season ends on familiar note, a painful, late loss

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Colorado College's season ended in a familiar way. Their opponent found a way to win - thanks to a turnover, a mental mistake or funny bounce - and the Tigers were left disappointed with only a loss and pride to show for their effort. Such was the case in...

  • Another honor for future Tiger Christiano Versich

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Another honor for future Tiger Colorado College signee Christiano Versich, a senior at St. Thomas Academy who made the top-10 Mr. Hockey Minnesota list, was named to the all-Minnesota third team by the Associated Press. Versich, 18, is scheduled to arrive in Colorado Springs before...

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