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

CC power play punchless in loss to No. 1 North Dakota

By: Joe Paisley

Only one change to the UND lineup due to some soreness while CC junior Tyler Marble gets the start on Halloween Night.


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No. 1 North Dakota uses similar formula, dispatches Colorado Colorado

By: Joe Paisley

For the second game in a row, Colorado College's opponent scored on its first shot and the Tigers never entirely recovered as No. 1 North Dakota went ahead early and pulled away late for a 5-2 victory.


No. 1 North Dakota never trails in win over CC hockey

By: Joe Paisley

North Dakota sophomore defenseman Tucker Poolman is out with an unspecified lower body injury while CC freshman Jacob Nehama will get his fourth-straight start.





UCCS men's basketball eager to prove they are more than departed star Derrick White


This season presents an opportunity for senior forward Alex Welsh and his Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball teammates to show they belong among the NCAA Division II elite.

They will get their...

Colorado College hockey looking to upperclassmen to step up on ice


The Colorado College upperclassmen will need to step up and lead their freshman-laden team if the Tigers are to break through for a win, especially against No. 1 North Dakota this weekend.

"I don't like to...

Colorado College alum's wife back to coach husband's former hockey team


Sandy Straub knew there was a niche to be filled as a power skating coach while watching her husband Brandon Straub, a former Colorado College defenseman, compete during his minor-league hockey career.


CC hockey forwards Aman, Michaud healing up

By: Joe Paisley

Junior assistant captain Zach Aman and freshman winger Westin Michaud both said they are making steady progress recovering from injuries sustained in late September and early October.

Aman, who suffered an...

CC hockey commit still coming to terms with scoring game-winner for ill mom

By: Joe Paisley

A special night became even more so for Colorado College commit Connor Sundquist. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward scored his first U.S. Hockey League goal on Saturday in what proved to be the game-winner for the Sioux...