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.

More Articles by: Joe Paisley

American women track cyclists show their readiness for Pan American Games


Consider the American women's team well prepared for this month's Pan American Games.

The U.S. exceeded national short-track cycling program director Andy Sparks' expectations with three wins by his wife...

Hammer sets the pace in opening day of Independence Day Grand Prix


It was a good night to be track cyclist Sarah Hammer. It usually is.

The two-time Olympic silver medalist and area resident won two of three Friday night finals held before rain shut down the Independence Day...

The time is now for Colorado Pride to secure W-League playoff berth

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Friday's 4 p.m. home game against the Seattle Sounders is important to the Colorado Pride for several reasons.

First and foremost, is the Colorado Springs-based W-League team's bid to win the Western...

Twelve Falcons garner league academic honors

By: Joe Paisley

Twelve Air Force hockey players were named to the 2014-15 Atlantic Hockey Association all-academic team, as announced by the league office. The 12 selections tie as the second-most in school history and just one...

Some of world's best track cyclists converge on velodrome


American endurance rider Kimberly Geist is gunning for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, but she knows she cannot overlook this weekend's U.S. Independence Day Grand Prix in Colorado Springs.

Geist is one of...

Harstad, Stoykewych sign with AHL Manitoba

By: Joe Paisley

Former Colorado College defensemen Aaron Harstad and Peter Stoykewych both signed American Hockey League contracts with the Winnipeg Jets organization and will play for the Manitoba Moose (formerly St. John’s...

Three with area ties sign NHL/AHL contracts

By: Joe Paisley

Overshadowed by the recent Curtis McElhinney contract extension with Columbus and Jaccob Slavin’s jump to Carolina was good paydays for a former Tigers goalie and defenseman and a Colorado Springs native.


Colorado College hockey junior Jaccob Slavin leaves Tigers for the Carolina Hurricanes


Colorado College junior defenseman Jaccob Slavin has left the Tigers' hockey program after two seasons.

On Wednesday, he agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level, two-way contract with the Carolina...