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.
  • Big money, 2016 Rio Olympics implications at stake in international mountain bike racing series

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    The top mountain bike racing series in North America will reach its climax in Colorado Springs this weekend with Olympic implications to boot. The five-race U.S. Cup Pro Series concludes Saturday with the juniors, women and men's divisions. The start and finish lines for the two days...

  • Nerves, excitement build for area native Brandon Carlo as NHL draft nears

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    The nerves may bubble to the surface, even though Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo insists he will enjoy the build-up to the 2015 NHL draft. "The excitement outweighs the nerves right now," the Tri-City Americans defensive defenseman said. "It will be a relief because I will...

  • Injuries, Colorado Pride too much for Team USA to overcome in friendly

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Team USA found out how it handled adversity while dealing with three injuries and a strong Colorado Pride W-League team in a 3-0 loss. The exhibition Thursday night at Washburn Field was the CC women's soccer program's final tuneup before leaving for the World University Games in...

  • Airstrip Attack drivers always have safety on their minds

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    It may be a different kind of auto racing, but safety is never far from the minds of the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack drivers. They were reminded during afternoon practice when word that racer Carl Sorensen of Centennial died when he and his motorcycle went over a cliff Thursday during...

  • Balanced Colorado Springs Switchbacks move back atop United Soccer League's Western Conference

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs leads the United Soccer League in goals and thanks to its fifth shutout, it now leads its conference. The Switchbacks overwhelmed eighth-place Orange County to move back into first place in the United Soccer League's Western Conference with a convincing 5-0 home win...

  • McElhinney signs two-year extension with Columbus

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Former Colorado College All-American goalie Curtis McElhinney, 32, signed a $1.6 million two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday.  The London, Ont. native went 12-14-2 with a 2.88 goals against average and .914 save...

  • Air Force hockey adds experienced assistant

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Longtime Denver assistant Steve Miller, who has three NCAA titles on his resume, is the new director of hockey for Air Force. Miller, who was the associate head coach last season with 2015 champion Providence, reportedly moved back to Colorado to be closer to his family after one...

  • Veteran Japanese midfielder Shintaro Harada is guiding force for surging Colorado Springs Switchbacks

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    It isn't difficult to see why Japanese midfielder Shintaro Harada has played at a high level during his long professional soccer career. It is evident in his field savvy during games and abundantly clear after practice. While other Colorado Springs Switchbacks cooled down after...

  • Top American figure skaters ready to show off their jumps in free competition at The Broadmoor World Arena

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    With artistic scores a major determinant of success, casual fans may overlook the raw athleticism required to be an Olympic-caliber figure skater. A jumps competition Friday night at The Broadmoor World Arena might change your perception, organizers for the 18th annual Broadmoor Open...

  • Team remains confident after loss to MLS' Rapids

    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The Colorado Springs Switchbacks will look to bounce back this Friday with a return to United Soccer League play in St. Louis. The Switchbacks lost 4-1 to Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids on Tuesday in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup. Tournament, the national club...

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