Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

  • Switchbacks hope to build on momentum during key 10-day stretch

    Updated: Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Switchbacks continue what could be a memorable 10-day stretch in the United Soccer League expansion franchise's history with a 7 p.m. Wednesday home game against the Portland Timbers 2. The 5-5 Switchbacks, in seventh place in the Western Conference with 15...

  • Jimi Flowers meet is meaningful

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    This weekend's sixth annual Jimi Flowers Classic is something special for Paralympian swimmer Anna Johannes. The 2012 London Paralympian is working her way back 18 months after right labrum surgery in December 2013. The annual fundraiser for the children of the late Jimi Flowers, a...

  • Ron DeGregorio's presidency ends but legacy remains at USA Hockey

    Updated: Sun, Jun 7, 2015

    Ron DeGregorio may be leaving his current role, but he is not finished adding to his legacy with USA Hockey. It is a list of accomplishments worth noting after his 12th year as president of the Colorado Springs-based national governing body expired Saturday. One of the myriad ways...

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks blank visiting Vancouver Whitecaps II

    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    A relentless Switchbacks attack and the altitude wore down Vancouver to allow Colorado Springs to pull away for a 3-0 home win over the Whitecaps 2 squad. Leading scorer Luke Vercollone scored the clinching second goal - his sixth tally of the season - with about 12 minutes left....

  • Rush use defense-first plan to stymie potent Pride

    Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    The Colorado Rush entered the road game with a good defensive game plan and it proved effective. The Denver-based club (3-0) frustrated a potent Colorado Pride offense by clogging the passing lanes and forcing turnovers, keeping the hosts from generating much momentum or flow down...

  • After strong start, schedule picks up intensity for Pride with home debut

    Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    The next six days will tell the Colorado Pride a lot about their W-League future when they play three games, including their home opener. The Pride host rival Colorado Rush (2-0) at 6 p.m. Thursday followed by a Saturday road game against Greeley-based Colorado Storm (0-2) and a home...

  • Colorado College Tigers announce Team USA roster for World University Games

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Colorado College coach Geoff Bennett and his staff had an enviable and tough job when they chose the 20 players to represent Team USA next month. They picked a mix of eight alums, seven current Tigers and five incoming freshmen for the 20-player squad that will represent the United...

  • Former Bronco Ed McCaffrey plays in softball fundraiser, remains a fan favorite in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Former Broncos great Ed McCaffrey came out for the same reasons most of the about 500 fans did for the fourth annual Heroes Classic charity softball game. "People use the word hero to describe pro athletes nowadays but the real heroes are people who put their lives on the line every...

  • Late goals lift LA over Switchbacks

    Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Forward Raul Mendiola fired a low shot past Colorado Springs goalkeeper Devala Gorrick as the LA Galaxy II scored twice in the final minutes of both halves for a 2-1 home win. The game-winner by the MLS regular was tallied in the 94th minute after Galaxy II defender Daniel Steres...

  • Sky Sox squander late scoring chances in loss

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    The Sky Sox were unable to connect on a big hit late, striking out four times over the seventh and eighth innings with runners in scoring position in a 4-3 loss to Sacramento. "We had our chances but sometimes it just doesn't happen," Colorado Springs first baseman Matt Clark said....

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