Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

  • Tyler Ledford has emerged for Air Force hockey team

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The potential of Tyler Ledford is apparent to coach Frank Serratore, even if it wasn't when the Air Force freshman was a small child in the academy youth association. Serratore knew Ledford as the younger brother of Zach Ledford, a former defenseman at Bentley, who played with...

  • Hockey player Scott Wamsganz having best season at Colorado College

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    One Colorado College hockey player reaping his reward for hard work is senior Scott Wamsganz, who is one point from doubling his career totals. He hopes to record his 20th career point when CC hosts No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha for its first home NCAA games since Nov. 21. The National...

  • Five questions for the state's college hockey teams entering this weekend's games

    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Can CC sustain its momentum into NCHC play this weekend? 1 A solid road trip with three well-played games following a strong exhibition weekend has the Tigers (4-13-1, 0-8-1 league) feeling good about themselves when they resume National Collegiate Hockey Conference play against No. 8...

  • Tigers pick up intensity in practice to succeed in games

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    It did not bother Colorado College coach Mike Haviland when captain Peter Stoykewych and center Christian Heil dropped their gloves and tussled during Friday morning's practice. If anything, it affirmed what he already knew. His team has bought into the hard work and intensity needed...

  • Frank Serratore picks up hockey win No. 300 at Air Force

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    Air Force coach Frank Serratore will remember Saturday's comeback victory over Niagara for a few reasons. It was win No. 300 for the veteran coach at the service academy, a personal milestone, and it came in thrilling fashion when senior Cole Gunner's pass in front caromed in off a...

  • Boy has inspired UCCS basketball team while battling disorder

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    A skinny boy who only started dribbling in September is an important member of the nation's No-2 ranked Division II men's basketball team. Widefield's Kavan Brown was diagnosed with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, a bone-marrow deficiency disorder, when he was 14 months old. He has had...

  • Falcons show resiliency in late win over Niagara

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    The final six minutes of the third period reminded Air Force coach Frank Serratore and the 1,402 fans at Cadet Ice Arena what they knew already. The Falcons will not let adversity, even of their own making, keep them from mounting a comeback. The power play finished strong, sophomore...

  • 5 questions for state college hockey fans this week

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Here are five questions for state college hockey fans headed into this weekend with answers provided, in part, using my favorite childhood stocking stuffer; the Magic 8 Ball:
 Is Tuesday's road win the start of a 
second-half run for Colorado College? 1 The Magic 8 Ball says:...

  • Air Force's Cole Gunner continues to try to contribute points through system

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    It would be easy for Air Force forward Cole Gunner to try to do too much and will the Falcons to victory. He has the physical gifts to attempt that, but he knows it won't work even if it is tempting to overreach for an AFA squad struggling to score. "But that isn't winning hockey,"...

  • New Air Force AD Jim Knowlton has strong hockey background

    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Air Force added a strong college hockey advocate when it announced Jim Knowlton as its new athletic director. The former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute athletic director and West Point graduate assumes the job March 1. The retired Army colonel with 26 years' service replaces Hans...