Joe Paisley

College Hockey Reporter

  • Switchbacks fall just short in inaugural Colorado Springs opener

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    The 3,000 fans at the Colorado Springs Switchbacks inaugural home opener seemed to enjoy themselves, at least until the final 20 seconds. It was then that visiting Oklahoma City capitalized on a defensive breakdown near the Colorado Springs goal and marred the home debut of the new...

  • Life changed for better after Paralympic snowboarder Mike Shea lost his lower left leg

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Having his left leg torn off below the knee changed Mike Shea's life. But not in the way you might expect for the Paralympian snowboarder. The 2002 wakeboarding accident was the wake-up call the now-Glenwood Springs resident needed to begin battling his addiction to alcohol and...

  • Love of speed skating unites two locals despite different aspirations

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Depending on your age, the Colorado Speedskating Championships this Saturday may mean something markedly different. Yet for both Justin Meek, 32, and French Elementary School second-grader Aiden Meacham, their love for their new sport is much the same. For Meek, the one-day meet at...

  • Switchbacks hope community connections lead to big home debut

    Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    The buzz concerning the home debut of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks can be traced to the organization and its players' efforts to join the local soccer community. It wasn't tough for Denver's Aaron King, who was thrilled to be able to bring his young family back to his home state...

  • Jaccob Slavin returning to play hockey at Colorado College

    Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Colorado College defenseman Jaccob Slavin confirmed he will return to play his junior season. Slavin said he will be back with the Tigers this fall in a text message Friday afternoon, moments after a North Carolina-based blogger specializing in the NHL's Hurricanes reported he would....

  • CC standout Slavin confirms return for junior season

    Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Colorado College defenseman Jaccob Slavin confirmed he will return to play his junior season as a Tiger. Slavin said he will be returning in a text message Friday afternoon, moments after a Carolina-based blogger specializing in the NHL’s Hurricanes reported he would. “As of now,...

  • Widefield grad Paul Browning has another good showing for NFL scouts at CSU-Pueblo pro day

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    PUEBLO - Paul Browning knew he only had a few minutes to make one last impression on NFL scouts Monday. The former Widefield High School standout made the most of it during Colorado State University-Pueblo's third annual pro day at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. "It's a...

  • Korean citizenship gives former Colorado College Tiger Mike Testwuide Olympic opportunity

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Former Colorado College center Mike Testwuide couldn't turn down a chance to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. A few weeks ago, new South Korean men's ice hockey national team coach Jim Paek approached the former Pikes Peak Miner to see if he would apply for dual citizenship. That...

  • Switchbacks excited about inaugural season's possibilities

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Although only together for six weeks, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks appear confident headed into their inaugural USL season. In a recent 1-0 preseason loss to the expansion Real Monarchs of Salt Lake City, the Switchbacks gave coach Steve Trittschuh a glimpse of their character and...

  • Colorado College hockey paid attendance up slightly despite lopsided schedule, losing season

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Despite a lopsided schedule and a poor win-loss record, Colorado College saw a modest uptick in paid attendance in coach Mike Haviland's first season. While there were several games during the second half with plenty of empty seats, the excitement of the hire pushed the paid average...

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