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.
  • OTC gymnast Chris Brooks ready to shake off latest injury in bid for Rio

    Published: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    U.S. gymnast Chris Brooks is used to proving himself again and again. The former men's gymnastics national team member and 2012 London Olympic alternate has recovered from a shoulder injury - the latest of many such setbacks - to join the 60 other men vying for a berth in the Proctor...

  • Former CC assistant takes USHL job

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Former Colorado College hockey assistant Jason Lammers is the new coach and general manager of the U.S. Hockey League's Dubuque Saints, the junior franchise announced Thursday. Lammers, 39, worked under former CC assistant Norm Bazin at UMass-Lowell the past four seasons after the...

  • Air Force hockey announces rookie class

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    The 12 incoming freshmen for Air Force hockey were announced after making it through basic cadet training so far. They include six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders. Two have area connections with Morrison forward Evan Feno of the North American Hockey League’s Janesville...

  • Colorado Pride rout in-state rival to book W-League playoffs berth in Seattle

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    The Colorado Pride are headed to the W-League playoffs and they made sure there would be no doubt. The host Pride dominated their in-state women's soccer rival Colorado Rush from the opening whistle and pulled away for a 7-1 victory in the teams' regular-season finale. With the...

  • Montrose cowboy Ty Lang finishes strong on final night of Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Montrose cowboy Ty Lang won big and so might his girlfriend. The steer wrestler won the three-contestant Super Shootout finals Saturday to earn $15,000 as the event champion at the 75th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. He recorded the best time of the week,...

  • Military support, dedicated volunteers behind Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo's 75 years

    Updated: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    The Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo celebrated its 75th running this week because the organizers never lost track of their mission: supporting the military and its families. It's why organizers expect there will be a 100th running, and a 150th in 2090. "The No. 1 reason is the cause...

  • Team roper JD Yates enjoying the part-time rodeo life with son

    Published: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Colorado Springs native JD Yates is only participating in the rodeo part-time now, but he may be enjoying himself as much as during the heyday of his career. The Pueblo-based team roper, 54, makes his living as a horse trainer, but it wasn't too long ago that he was paired with his...

  • Rodeo notes: Weather dampens arena floor, not rodeo performance

    Updated: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Weather dampens arena floor, not rodeo performance Thursday night's downpour affected the cowboys, cowgirls and the livestock but was never serious enough to stop the 75th Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. If anything, the fans who stuck it out while...

  • Mutton buster's learn intricacies of rodeo at early age

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    There was a glint of determination in Macy White's eyes as she clung to the sheep for eight seconds. She would not fall off. Indeed, she held on for so long, she wore the poor sheep out. The veteran mutton buster - as experienced as any 9-year-old girl could be - qualified for...

  • Colorado Springs native signs AHL contract

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Colorado Springs native Josh Holmstrom signed a one-year contract with the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport (Conn.) Sound Tigers, an affiliate of the N.Y. Islanders. Holmstrom, 25, scored 13 goals and added 14 assists in 63 games last year for the ECHL Toledo Walleye. After four...

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