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.

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Tiger coaches laying defensive foundation now

By: Joe Paisley

Colorado College coach Mike Haviland took advantage of his 30 minutes with the Tigers Thursday to introduce the 14 freshmen to the team’s defensive approach and jog the memory of the returning 16 players.


With home ice in place, Colorado College Tigers anxious for hockey season's start

By: Joe Paisley

The Colorado College hockey season is near with the team’s first official practice already complete, the home arena ice hardening and individual game tickets going on sale Saturday.

Coach Mike Haviland is...

Six CC hockey games on national TV schedule

By: Joe Paisley

Six Colorado College hockey games are scheduled to be televised nationwide this coming season with four games on the American Sports Network, which is available on Altitude and ALT2, and two on CBS Sports...

Serious start, quick pace for opening Colorado College hockey practice


The silence in the Colorado College locker room made it clear this was no ordinary September practice.

The 14 freshmen and 16 returning players on the Tigers hockey roster were focused on making a good...

'Battle on Blake' outdoor hockey game tickets go on sale Friday

By: Joe Paisley

The start time and initial public sale of individual game tickets for the outdoor “Battle on Blake” college hockey game between rivals Colorado College and Denver was announced on Monday.

Game 4 of the...

Burroughs says win puts him among wrestling's elite


LAS VEGAS - It has been a challenging year for Jordan Burroughs. The new husband and father admits he struggles balancing family life and wrestling.

He feared that he could not remain atop his weight class...

Coronado grad Snyder sets record by winning worlds gold at age 19

By: joe paisley

LAS VEGAS - Coronado High School graduate Kyle Snyder plans to be a force in international competition for years to come. His time at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center is a big reason why he has already...

Switchbacks hit road with conference championship on the line

By: Joe Paisley

The Colorado Springs Switchbacks can take a big step toward the Western Conference championship with a victory at second-place Oklahoma City at 6 p.m. MT on Saturday.

Even if it may cause some awkwardness...