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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.

Switchbacks midfielder Luke Vercollone, left, celebrates with forward Charles Eloundou after Eloundou scored Colorado Springs' second goal against Austin during the second half Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at Sand Creek Stadium in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The Classical Academy's Titus Grant, the soccer Peak Performer of the Year, is pictured at the school Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Joseph Gray races toward the finishline at the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, to win the 2016 Pikes Peak Ascent. The Colorado Springs, Colo., runner finished the 13.32-mile race with an elevation gain of 7,815 feet, in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 28 seconds.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Joseph Gray races toward the finishline at the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, to win the 2016 Pikes Peak Ascent. The Colorado Springs, Colo., runner finished the 13.32-mile race with an elevation gain of 7,815 feet, in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 28 seconds. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Kim Dobson of Eagle, Colo., rounds the final turns before the finishline at the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, during the 2016 Pikes Peak Ascent. Dobson won the women’s race in two hours, 34 minutes and 39 seconds.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Kim Dobson of Eagle, Colo., rounds the final turns before the finishline at the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, during the 2016 Pikes Peak Ascent. Dobson won the women’s race in two hours, 34 minutes and 39 seconds. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)