Author:

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.

Colorado Eagles defender Isaac Smeltzer (4), center, and San Francisco Bulls left winger Jamie Devane (11), right, square up during a fight at hockey game at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Friday, Dec 7, 2012. Photo by Godofredo Vasquez/SFBay
Colorado Eagles defender Isaac Smeltzer (4), center, and San Francisco Bulls left winger Jamie Devane (11), right, square up during a fight at hockey game at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Friday, Dec 7, 2012. Photo by Godofredo Vasquez/SFBay
Switchback players celebrate after defender J.J. Greer scores on a corner kick in the 83rd minute to give Colorado Springs a 1-0 lead over Sacramento Saturday, July 16, 2016, during the second half at Switchbacks Stadium in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)