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.
  • Bruins select Colorado Springs native Brandon Carlo in NHL draft

    Updated: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Every boys' hockey player dreams of getting drafted by an NHL team, playing in his first game and raising the Stanley Cup over his head. Check one off that list for Colorado Springs defenseman Brandon Carlo, who was chosen with the seventh pick of the second round (37th overall) of...

  • Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack winners garner satisfaction from weekend performances

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    They may have come from different parts of the racing financial spectrum, but both Olivier Benloulou and Myles Kerr left the second Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack with a deep sense of accomplishment. For Benloulou of Quebec, Canada, who owns OB Prestige Auto, the improvement he and his...

  • Speed thrills first-time, longtime drivers at Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Racing at 155-215 mph had grown men grinning like kids during the first day of the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack. "It's insane," said first-time driver Doug Roberts of Thornton. "It's a little bit nerve-wracking when you're at the starting line but it is really awesome once you get...

  • 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...

  • Freezer Aerial Figure Skating Challenge has an X Games appeal

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    There were few sequins, no choreography and AC/DC blaring instead of Leonard Bernstein in a jumps competition showcasing some of the top American men and women figure skaters. And while Friday's Freezer Aerial Figure Skating Challenge will never be confused with the top international...

  • 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...

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